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Colo is a city in Story County, in the Ames metro area.
Railroad official John Blair named the town for his dog, after it was crushed by a construction train
The latitude of Colo is 42.017N. The longitude is -93.315W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,040 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 881.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Colo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Story County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ames area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50056 ZIP code.
29% of Colo residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colo was $19,173, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Colo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Colo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $336. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.
Libraries in Colo include Colo Public Library ... View libraries
Story County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colo political report.
The average commute time for Colo workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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