Onawa is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 2,891 people and just one neighborhood, Onawa is the 117th largest community in Iowa. Onawa has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Onawa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Onawa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Onawa who work in office and administrative support (16.09%), food service (12.34%) and teaching (9.53%).
Setting & Lifestyle
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, Onawa is worth considering.
One of the benefits of Onawa is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.42 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Onawa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.