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 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
Unlike some cities, Onawa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Onawa are a mix 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
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Onawa has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Onawa a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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.