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Oelwein is a city in Fayette County.
The community was named for August Oelwein, landowner
The latitude of Oelwein is 42.673N. The longitude is -91.913W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,047 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,498.
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42% of Oelwein residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oelwein ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oelwein was $17,502, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Oelwein residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oelwein, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $563.
Libraries in Oelwein include Oelwein Public Library ... View libraries
Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oelwein political report.
The average commute time for Oelwein workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Oelwein include Super 8.
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