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The location of Peterson

Welcome to Peterson ...

The city of Peterson is located in Clay County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Peterson has a population of 310 people<2> (see below for details).

Peterson is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Peterson: (712)

The ZIP code for Peterson: 51047<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Peterson had a population of 334 people. This makes Peterson the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Peterson represents 0.01% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 556th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 334 people, the population of Peterson decreased 10.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 372 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Peterson had an population of 310 people. This is a decrease of 7.19% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.67% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Peterson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Peterson - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, British Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas, Utah (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

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 Peterson. 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 Peterson. 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 Peterson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peterson ...

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

Communities near Peterson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Spencer   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Peterson

Cherokee   [Map]

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

Located in Cherokee County

Alta   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Peterson

Located in Buena Vista County

Hartley   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Peterson

Located in O'Brien County

Paullina   [Map]

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

Located in O'Brien County

Aurelia   [Map]

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

Located in Cherokee County

Primghar   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Peterson

Located in O'Brien County

Sioux Rapids   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Peterson

Located in Buena Vista County

Sutherland   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Peterson

Located in O'Brien County

Everly   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Peterson

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Peterson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peterson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Peterson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Peterson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peterson) 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 Peterson. 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 Peterson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peterson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9188, Longitude: -95.3411     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peterson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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