Location in Iowa
|Foundation :||1882 (created)
|State :||United States|
|County :||Webster County|
|Time zone :||Central ( UTC − 6 / −5 )|
|Residents :||561 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||198.9 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||2.82 km 2 (approx. 1 mi 2 )|
|Height :||351 m|
|Postal code :||50516|
|Area code :||+1 515|
|GNIS ID :||454304|
|Mayor :||Chris Wendell|
Badger is located in the northwestern center of Iowa on Badger Creek , which flows about 5 km southwest into the Des Moines River , a right tributary of the Mississippi . The Minnesota border runs about 100 km north; the intersection of the states of Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska on the Missouri is about 210 km west of Badger.
The geographical coordinates of Badger are 42 ° 36'52 "north latitude and 94 ° 08'46" west longitude. The city extends over an area of 2.82 km² and is the largest town within Badger Township .
The closest major cities are the Twin Cities ( Minneapolis and St. Paul ) in Minnesota (333 km northeast), Rochester , Minnesota (280 km northeast), Waterloo (171 km east), Cedar Rapids (255 km east-southeast), Iowa's capital city Des Moines (165 km southeast), Kansas City , Missouri (447 km south), Nebraska's largest city, Omaha (285 km southwest), Nebraska's capital Lincoln (364 km in the same direction), Sioux City (207 km west) and South Dakota's largest City of Sioux Falls (306 km northwest).
With the Fort Dodge Regional Airport is located 10.6 kilometers south-southwest a regional airport on the connections to St. Louis and Chicago are made. The nearest major airport is Des Moines International Airport, 174 km south-southeast .
According to the 2010 census , Badger had 561 people in 215 households. The population density was 198.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. Statistically, 2.61 people lived in each of the 215 households.
The racial the population was composed of 97.7 percent white, 0.4 percent African American, 0.2 percent (one person) Native American and 0.2 percent Asian; 1.6 percent were descended from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1.2 percent of the population.
26.9 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 60.4 percent were between 18 and 64 and 12.7 percent were 65 years or older. 50.6 percent of the population were female.
- City of Badger - Contact.Retrieved January 29, 2015
- American Fact Finder. Retrieved January 29, 2015
- Distance according to Google Maps. Accessed on January 29, 2015
- AirNav.com - Fort Dodge Regional Airport Accessed on January 29, 2015
- City of Fort Dodge - Airport. Retrieved January 29, 2015
- Iowa Data Center. Retrieved January 29, 2015