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The location of Underwood

Welcome to Underwood ...

The city of Underwood is located in Pottawattamie County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Underwood has a population of 947 people<2> (see below for details).

Underwood is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Underwood is located in the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Underwood: 51576<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Underwood had a population of 917 people. This makes Underwood the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Underwood represents 0.03% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 304th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 917 people, the population of Underwood increased 33.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 688 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Underwood had an population of 947 people. This is an increase of 3.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.65% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Underwood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Omaha   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Underwood

Located in Douglas County (NE)

Council Bluffs   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Underwood

Carter Lake   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Underwood

Missouri Valley   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Underwood

Located in Harrison County

Avoca   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Underwood

Oakland   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Underwood

Logan   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Underwood

Located in Harrison County

Treynor   [Map]

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

Fort Calhoun   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Underwood

Located in Washington County (NE)

Neola   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Underwood

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

Communities Also Named Underwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Underwood - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ontario (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas and Washington.

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

Websites for Underwood ...

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 Underwood. 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 Underwood. 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 Underwood.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Underwood ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Pottawattamie County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Underwood:

The official website for Pottawattamie 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 Underwood.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Underwood - 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 Underwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Underwood 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- Underwood) 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 Underwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Underwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Underwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3869, Longitude: -95.6809     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Underwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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