Latest Data (2017)
Population 5,960
Nationwide Rank 4276

Quick Facts

Oelwein, Iowa is the 4,276th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Oelwein, Iowa is a city.

Oelwein, Iowa is currently 14.0% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Oelwein, Iowa's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Oelwein, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
4266 Cherryville, North Carolina 5,978 8.1%
4267 Geneva, Ohio 5,975 -9.3%
4268 Harrisburg, South Dakota 5,968 505.2%
4269 Hardeeville, South Carolina 5,967 181.9%
4270 Slaton, Texas 5,967 -2.3%
4271 Edinboro, Pennsylvania 5,965 -14.0%
4272 Countryside, Illinois 5,964 -1.7%
4273 Prospect Park, New Jersey 5,964 3.1%
4274 Colusa, California 5,963 9.7%
4275 Chesapeake Beach, Maryland 5,962 87.5%
4276 Oelwein, Iowa 5,960 -10.7%
4277 Yoakum, Texas 5,960 4.3%
4278 Charles Town, West Virginia 5,957 93.1%
4279 Nephi, Utah 5,952 25.4%
4280 Fair Haven, New Jersey 5,950 0.0%
4281 McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania 5,950 -10.5%
4282 Steelton, Pennsylvania 5,949 1.7%
4283 Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 5,948 -18.4%
4284 Mont Belvieu, Texas 5,946 154.1%
4285 Somerset, Pennsylvania 5,945 -12.0%
4286 Newberry, Florida 5,942 63.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
2767 Oskaloosa 11,546 5.0%
2853 Spencer 11,045 -2.5%
2877 Norwalk 10,896 54.4%
2929 Storm Lake 10,611 5.6%
2950 Fort Madison 10,520 -9.5%
2968 Fairfield 10,420 8.6%
2993 Keokuk 10,343 -9.0%
3022 Pella 10,225 2.7%
3038 Waverly 10,126 12.8%
3066 Le Mars 9,967 7.8%
3088 Carroll 9,874 -1.9%
3089 Pleasant Hill 9,873 88.0%
3256 Grinnell 9,027 -0.8%
3408 Mount Pleasant 8,497 -2.6%
3447 Denison 8,362 13.9%
3625 Creston 7,839 3.5%
3650 Webster City 7,787 -4.6%
3678 Decorah 7,701 -5.6%
3720 Sioux Center 7,579 24.7%
3725 Clear Lake 7,562 -7.5%
3738 Perry 7,517 -2.0%
3773 Washington 7,395 4.7%
3779 Charles City 7,373 -5.3%
3790 Hiawatha 7,353 12.7%
3849 Knoxville 7,181 -7.2%
3976 Nevada 6,777 1.3%
4012 Atlantic 6,689 -7.7%
4064 Eldridge 6,543 55.0%
4187 Bondurant 6,178 230.1%
4200 Orange City 6,141 9.0%
4239 Independence 6,050 -0.1%
4276 Oelwein 5,960 -10.7%
4296 Maquoketa 5,920 -3.5%
4351 Estherville 5,793 -12.4%
4427 Asbury 5,586 124.9%
4483 Algona 5,468 -4.6%
4492 Centerville 5,446 -7.8%
4506 Red Oak 5,415 -12.8%
4517 Anamosa 5,391 -2.0%
4545 Clarinda 5,334 -5.9%
4556 Glenwood 5,312 -1.5%
4579 Winterset 5,276 10.8%
4606 DeWitt 5,218
4655 Vinton 5,114 0.1%
4668 Spirit Lake 5,096 19.2%
4682 Osceola 5,076 6.4%
4686 Sheldon 5,067 0.9%
4699 Iowa Falls 5,048 -2.8%
4715 Manchester 5,016 -4.9%
4749 Windsor Heights 4,953 3.7%
4774 Shenandoah 4,909 -11.1%
4777 Cherokee 4,905 -8.3%
4800 Harlan 4,881 -7.6%
4854 Evansdale 4,763 5.3%
4893 Sergeant Bluff 4,706 40.8%
4928 Polk City 4,646 97.7%
4955 Humboldt 4,597 3.1%
5052 Mount Vernon 4,435 16.0%
5088 Adel 4,386 26.8%
5146 Camanche 4,305 2.2%
5199 Carlisle 4,238 18.0%
5200 Hampton 4,237 0.6%
5211 Dyersville 4,220 4.1%
5257 Jefferson 4,150 -10.0%
5278 Chariton 4,122 -10.0%
5300 Forest City 4,091 -6.9%
5394 Le Claire 3,969 35.5%
5465 Monticello 3,871 6.1%
5527 Carter Lake 3,787 16.4%
5533 Huxley 3,782 61.8%
5537 Cresco 3,776 -3.1%
5542 Emmetsburg 3,771 -3.3%
5548 Albia 3,762 0.0%
5554 West Liberty 3,755 12.0%
5558 Rock Valley 3,746 30.2%
5589 Waukon 3,697 -10.4%
5687 Osage 3,574 3.3%
5768 Robins 3,470 87.9%
5800 Eagle Grove 3,428 -7.5%
5816 New Hampton 3,413 -7.4%
5833 Story City 3,396 4.7%
5863 Tiffin 3,361 207.2%
6005 Tipton 3,218 1.6%
6075 Williamsburg 3,139 18.5%
6185 Garner 3,052 4.1%
6206 Milford 3,025 21.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 5,960 4,276
2016 6,056 4,225
2015 6,153 4,173
2014 6,181 4,144
2013 6,261 4,100
2012 6,363 4,042
2011 6,430 4,012
2010 6,415 4,006
2009 5,993 4,136
2008 6,026 4,097
2007 6,095 4,053
2006 6,226 3,970
2005 6,295 3,923
2004 6,323 3,891
2003 6,453 3,813
2002 6,461 3,798
2001 6,554 3,738
2000 6,680 3,664
1990 6,928 3,266