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Nevada, Iowa

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Welcome to Nevada ...

The city of Nevada is located in Story County and is the County Seat for Story County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Nevada has a population of 6,751 people<1> (see below for details).

Nevada is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Nevada lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Nevada lies within the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Nevada: 50201<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nevada had a population of 6,798 people (which is 7.59% of the total population of Story County). This makes Nevada the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Nevada represents 0.22% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,798 people, the population of Nevada increased 2.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,658 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Nevada had an population of 6,751 people. This is a decrease of 0.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.4% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Nevada.

Communities near Nevada ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Ames   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the West (W) of Nevada

Huxley   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Nevada

Story City   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Nevada

Slater   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Nevada

State Center   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Nevada

Located in Marshall County

Roland   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Nevada

Gilbert   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Nevada

Maxwell   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Nevada

Elkhart   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Nevada

Located in Polk County

Colo   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Nevada

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Nevada.

Communities Also Named Nevada ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Nevada - they are located in California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nevada.

Websites for Nevada ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nevada. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nevada. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nevada. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Nevada:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nevada ...

Looking for more information about Nevada? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Nevada, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nevada.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nevada.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nevada - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Nevada). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nevada or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nevada) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nevada. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nevada

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nevada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0207, Longitude: -93.4502     [Map].

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