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Welcome to Postville ...

The city of Postville is primarily located in Allamakee County<1>. A portion of Postville extends into Clayton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Postville has a population of 2,049 people<2> (see below for details).

Postville was settled in June 1843 and was incorporated March 11, 1873.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Postville: Named after Joel Post (1806-1849), an early settler in this area.

The community of Postville is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Postville: (563)

The ZIP code for Postville: 52162<4>

Websites for Postville ...

Official Website: www.cityofpostville.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Postville had an population of 2,049 people. This is a decrease of 7.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Postville had a population of 2,227 people (or 15.54% of the total population of Allamakee County). This makes Postville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Postville represents 0.07% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 144th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,227 people, the population of Postville decreased 2.02% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,273 people).

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

Communities Also Named Postville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Postville - they are located in Nebraska, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Postville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Postville.

  • Decorah [Winneshiek County]
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    • Decorah [Winneshiek County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Postville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,484 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decorah have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decorah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decorah<7>
  • Waukon [Allamakee County]
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    • Waukon [Allamakee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Postville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,600 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukon<7>
  • West Union [Fayette County]
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    • West Union [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Postville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,270 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<7>
  • Monona [Clayton County]
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    • Monona [Clayton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Postville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,462 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monona have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monona<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elkader [Clayton County]
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      • Elkader [Clayton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Postville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkader have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkader<7>
    • Calmar [Winneshiek County]
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      • Calmar [Winneshiek County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Postville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calmar have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calmar<7>
    • McGregor [Clayton County]
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      • McGregor [Clayton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Postville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGregor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGregor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGregor<7>
    • Ossian [Winneshiek County]
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      • Ossian [Winneshiek County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Postville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossian have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ossian<7>
    • Elgin [Fayette County]
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      • Elgin [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Postville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<7>
    • Clermont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clermont
      • Clermont [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Postville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clermont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clermont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clermont<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Postville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Postville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Postville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Postville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Postville. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Postville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Postville ...

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

Adding Postville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Postville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Postville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Postville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Allamakee County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Postville: www.cityofpostville.com/

The official website for Allamakee County: www.co.allamakee.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Allamakee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Postville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Postville - 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 Postville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Postville 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Postville) 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 Postville. 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 PostvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Postville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0856, Longitude: -91.5684    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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