Fonda, IA

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Fonda Profile


Overview

Fonda is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 575 people and just one neighborhood, Fonda is the 346th largest community in Iowa. Fonda has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Fonda is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fonda is a city of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fonda who work in management occupations (12.26%), healthcare suport services (11.49%), and healthcare (11.11%).

Setting & Lifestyle

The overall crime rate in Fonda is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Fonda is worth considering.

Being a small city, Fonda does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Fonda Demographics

The citizens of Fonda are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.98% of adults in Fonda have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Fonda in 2018 was $24,373, which is low income relative to Iowa, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,492 for a family of four. However, Fonda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fonda is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fonda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fonda residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Fonda include German, Irish, Norwegian, Italian, and Swedish.

Fonda also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.57%.

The most common language spoken in Fonda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Fonda VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Albert City-Truesdale Elementary School
300 Orchard St
Albert City, IA 50510
PK-06
Gilmore City Elementary School
402 Se E Ave
Gilmore City, IA 50541
KG-06
Manson Northwest Webster Elementary School
303 Pierce St
Barnum, IA 50518
PK-06
Manson Northwest Webster Junior High/high School
1601 15th St
Manson, IA 50563
07-12
Newell-Fonda Elementary School
205 N Clark St
Newell, IA 50568
PK-05
Newell-Fonda High School
205 N Clark St
Newell, IA 50568
09-12
Newell-Fonda Middle Sch. School
205 N Clark St
Newell, IA 50568
06-08
Pocahontas Area Elementary School
208 1st Ave Sw
Pocahontas, IA 50574
KG-06
Pocahontas Area Middle/ High School
205 2nd Ave Nw
Pocahontas, IA 50574
07-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 4 districts:

MANSON NORTHWEST WEBSTER COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 26.7% 41.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 21.1% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.6% 6.6%

Educational Expenditures

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POCAHONTAS AREA COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 53.7% 41.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 44.6% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.1% 6.6%

Educational Expenditures

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NEWELL-FONDA COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 49.8% 41.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 37.1% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 12.7% 6.6%

Educational Expenditures

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GILMORE CITY-BRADGATE COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 62.9% 41.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 55.1% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.9% 6.6%

Educational Expenditures

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