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The location of Panama

Welcome to Panama ...

The city of Panama is located in Shelby County.

The location of Panama has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Panama has a population of 212 people<2> (see below for details).

Panama is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Panama lies within the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Panama: 51562<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Panama had a population of 221 people. This makes Panama the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 221 people, the population of Panama increased 4.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 212 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Panama had an population of 212 people. This is a decrease of 4.07% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near Panama ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Harlan   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Panama

Avoca   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Panama

Located in Pottawattamie County

Logan   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Panama

Located in Harrison County

Woodbine   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Panama

Located in Harrison County

Dunlap   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Panama

Located in Harrison County

Manilla   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Panama

Located in Crawford County

Shelby   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Panama

Minden   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Panama

Located in Pottawattamie County

Dow City   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Panama

Located in Crawford County

Earling   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Panama

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

Communities Also Named Panama ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Panama - they are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York and Oklahoma.

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

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 Panama. 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 Panama. 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 Panama.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Panama ...

Looking for more information about Panama? 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 Panama, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Panama.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Shelby County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Panama. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Panama.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Panama - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 Panama). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Panama or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Panama) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Panama. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Panama

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Panama. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7264, Longitude: -95.4755     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Panama have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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