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Welcome to Postville ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Postville has a population of 2,096 people<1> (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.<2>.

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<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Postville had a population of 2,227 people (which is 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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Postville had an population of 2,096 people. This is a decrease of 5.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.79% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Postville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Calmar   [Map]   935   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clermont   [Map]   597   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Decorah   [Map]   7,701   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Elgin   [Map]   637   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elkader   [Map]   1,226   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
McGregor   [Map]   844   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Postville. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Postville. Our list includes 7 papers.

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

Websites for Postville ...

Official Website: www.cityofpostville.com/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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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: www.iowa.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Postville - 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 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).

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Postville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0856, Longitude: -91.5684     [Map].

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