Decorah, Iowa

Population 8,097

Decorah is located in Winneshiek County, IA. The population is 8,097, making Decorah the largest city in Winneshiek County.

There are 7 public schools in Decorah with an average Homefacts rating of A. The total crime rate for Decorah is very low , and there are 11 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Decorah is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Decorah property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Decorah include Decorah Township, Canoe Township and Madison Township.

Decorah Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 4.4%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 54%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 41.6%

Crime Rate

56.2% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 27
  • Violent Crimes: 120
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 27
  • Property Crime: 983
  • Larceny Theft: 930

Registered Offenders

17.43% Lower than national avg.
  • 11 offenders in Decorah
  • 13.59 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

8 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 2
  • Registered Polluters: 4
  • Superfunds: 2
  • Tanks & Spills: 0


Moderate 5.6%
  • Iowa unemployment average: 4.6%
  • National unemployment average: 6.2%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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7 Public Schools view public schools

There are 7 K-12 public schools in Decorah, IA and 1 private school. Homefacts rates Decorah's schools as Excellent, with an overall A rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

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Housing Inventory

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13 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Decorah, IA issued 13 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 13 permits, 9 were issued for single family homes and 4 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Decorah, IA issued 14 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 14 permits, 12 were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $497
  • 1 Bedroom: $522
  • 2 Bedrooms: $687
  • 3 Bedrooms: $937
  • 4 Bedrooms: $940

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Environmental Hazards

8 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (238/250)
    Decorah, IA has 95.2% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Decorah, IA is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 3.79 Average
    Decorah, IA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 16.03°
  • February 21.22°
  • March 35.5°
  • April 48.17°
  • May 60.8°
  • June 69.65°
  • July 74.98°
  • August 71.72°
  • September 62.98°
  • October 51.27°
  • November 38.32°
  • December 22.52°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Decorah, IA

Decorah, IA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Decorah, IA has no risk of hurricanes.
Decorah, IA has a high risk of hail storms.
Decorah, IA has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Decorah, IA: $52,912


Unemployment in Decorah is 5.6%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 4.6% and 6.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 38.70%
White Collar - 61.30%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Terry E. Branstad
  • Sen. Joni Ernst
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley

City Representatives

  • Rod Blum

Neighborhood Info

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17 FCC Towers view all

1 Fire Station view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

2 Retirement Homes view all

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