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Slater, Iowa

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Welcome to Slater ...

The city of Slater is located in Story County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Slater has a population of 1,483 people<1> (see below for details).

Slater is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Slater: (515)

The ZIP code for Slater: 50244<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Slater had a population of 1,489 people. This makes Slater the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Slater represents 0.05% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 203rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,489 people, the population of Slater increased 14.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,306 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Slater had an population of 1,483 people. This is a decrease of 0.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.55% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Slater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Slater - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado (2), Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio (2), Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

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

Websites for Slater ...

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 Slater. 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 Slater. 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 Slater.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Slater ...

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

Communities near Slater ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the South (S) of Slater

Located in Polk County

Ames   [Map]

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

Ankeny   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Slater

Located in Polk County

Urbandale   [Map]

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

Located in Polk County

Johnston   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Slater

Located in Polk County

Altoona   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Slater

Located in Polk County

Clive   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Slater

Located in Polk County

Grimes   [Map]

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

Located in Polk County

Boone   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Slater

Located in Boone County

Nevada   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Slater

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Story County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Slater:

The official website for Story County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Slater - 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 Slater). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Slater 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Slater) 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 Slater. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8779, Longitude: -93.6784     [Map].

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