Latest Data (2018)
Population 5,942
Nationwide Rank 4288

Quick Facts

Oelwein, Iowa is the 4,288th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Oelwein, Iowa is a city.

Oelwein, Iowa is currently 14.2% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Oelwein, Iowa's growth is extremely below average. 88% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Oelwein, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
4278 Littlefield, Texas 5,962 -7.9%
4279 Margate City, New Jersey 5,959 -27.3%
4280 Geneva, Ohio 5,955 -9.6%
4281 Countryside, Illinois 5,954 -1.8%
4282 Luling, Texas 5,954 16.7%
4283 Progreso, Texas 5,953 22.3%
4284 Jamesburg, New Jersey 5,951 -1.8%
4285 Steelton, Pennsylvania 5,949 1.7%
4286 Old Tappan, New Jersey 5,946 8.0%
4287 Yoakum, Texas 5,944 4.0%
4288 Oelwein, Iowa 5,942 -11.0%
4289 Columbia, Mississippi 5,941 -10.1%
4290 Roanoke, Alabama 5,933 -9.6%
4291 International Falls, Minnesota 5,930 -11.1%
4292 Union, Kentucky 5,930 102.8%
4293 Darlington, South Carolina 5,928 -12.7%
4294 Port Clinton, Ohio 5,928 -7.1%
4295 Elburn, Illinois 5,926 109.1%
4296 Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania 5,926 10.3%
4297 Taylor, Pennsylvania 5,926 -8.2%
4298 Lake Mills, Wisconsin 5,923 21.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
2786 Norwalk 11,517 63.2%
2804 Oskaloosa 11,426 3.9%
2868 Spencer 11,031 -2.6%
2974 Fort Madison 10,468 -10.0%
2977 Storm Lake 10,458 4.0%
2989 Fairfield 10,414 8.5%
3009 Pella 10,335 3.9%
3024 Keokuk 10,274 -9.6%
3054 Waverly 10,153 13.1%
3069 Pleasant Hill 10,064 91.6%
3087 Le Mars 9,996 8.1%
3123 Carroll 9,812 -2.5%
3210 Grinnell 9,320 2.4%
3354 Mount Pleasant 8,737 0.1%
3448 Denison 8,406 14.5%
3672 Creston 7,788 2.8%
3687 Webster City 7,723 -5.4%
3725 Sioux Center 7,614 25.3%
3732 Decorah 7,594 -7.0%
3734 Clear Lake 7,578 -7.3%
3770 Perry 7,456 -2.8%
3790 Hiawatha 7,393 13.3%
3797 Charles City 7,369 -5.4%
3814 Washington 7,309 3.4%
3853 Knoxville 7,204 -6.9%
3971 Eldridge 6,813 61.4%
3997 Nevada 6,751 0.9%
4039 Bondurant 6,646 255.2%
4068 Atlantic 6,577 -9.3%
4237 Orange City 6,107 8.4%
4247 Independence 6,073 0.1%
4266 Maquoketa 5,998 -2.2%
4288 Oelwein 5,942 -11.0%
4404 Estherville 5,686 -14.1%
4413 Asbury 5,665 128.1%
4479 Anamosa 5,507 0.0%
4494 Centerville 5,478 -7.2%
4519 Algona 5,428 -5.3%
4546 Clarinda 5,376 -5.2%
4560 Red Oak 5,333 -14.2%
4568 Winterset 5,318 11.7%
4570 Glenwood 5,316 -1.4%
4630 Osceola 5,193 8.8%
4643 DeWitt 5,169
4665 Sheldon 5,110 1.8%
4676 Vinton 5,093 -0.2%
4692 Spirit Lake 5,070 18.6%
4712 Iowa Falls 5,036 -3.0%
4738 Manchester 4,982 -5.5%
4759 Adel 4,954 43.2%
4785 Sergeant Bluff 4,913 47.0%
4797 Cherokee 4,900 -8.4%
4800 Windsor Heights 4,898 2.6%
4806 Shenandoah 4,890 -11.4%
4848 Harlan 4,827 -8.6%
4857 Polk City 4,809 104.7%
4881 Evansdale 4,757 5.1%
4975 Humboldt 4,589 2.9%
5060 Mount Vernon 4,454 16.5%
5131 Camanche 4,353 3.3%
5182 Carlisle 4,282 19.3%
5219 Hampton 4,236 0.6%
5223 Dyersville 4,225 4.3%
5250 Chariton 4,172 -9.0%
5269 Jefferson 4,148 -10.0%
5342 Forest City 4,047 -7.9%
5399 Le Claire 3,970 35.5%
5467 Monticello 3,885 6.4%
5476 Huxley 3,867 65.4%
5538 West Liberty 3,794 13.2%
5546 Carter Lake 3,784 16.3%
5552 Rock Valley 3,775 31.3%
5564 Cresco 3,754 -3.7%
5580 Albia 3,731 -0.7%
5587 Emmetsburg 3,713 -4.8%
5613 Waukon 3,683 -10.7%
5621 Tiffin 3,670 235.4%
5721 Osage 3,547 2.6%
5765 Robins 3,492 89.1%
5830 Eagle Grove 3,417 -7.7%
5846 New Hampton 3,394 -7.9%
5865 Story City 3,370 3.9%
6009 Tipton 3,223 1.8%
6086 Williamsburg 3,149 18.9%
6204 Garner 3,036 3.6%
6254 Milford 2,983 20.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 5,942 4,288
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