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Babylon Facts

    Babylon is a small town where everyone knows everyone else, especially if they live in the same neighborhood. There is one high school and maybe two stoplights. It's located near Clear Lake so several tourists and visitors drive through to go to the lake and nearby cities, especially with the new offramp. It takes an average of fifteen minutes to drive from one end of the town to the other.

  • Population: 3,491
  • Average Income: $48,000 yearly
  • Ancestries: German (39.7%), Norwegian (15.6%), Irish (12.2%), English (9.5%), United States (4.7%), Danish (3.2%), Other (15.1%)
  • Elevation: 1230 feet
  • Land Area:10.2 miles
  • Industries: Farming (corn, soybean, pig, and llama), Printing, Machinery, Food Processing
  • Natural Disasters: Average 10 per year from Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1
  • Founded: March 18th, 1933

Iowa Facts

  • Population: 3,046,355
  • Land Area: 56,276 sq.mi.
  • State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
  • State Flower: Wild Prarie Rose
  • Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.
  • Nickname: Hawkeye State
  • Capital City: Des Moines
  • Climate: Iowa lies in the humid continental zone and generally has hot summers, cold winters, and wet springs.

    Temperatures vary widely during the year, with an annual average of 49°F (9°C). The state averages 166 days of full sunshine and 199 cloudy or partly cloudy days. Des Moines, in the central part of the state, has a normal daily maximum temperature of 86°F (30°C) in July and a normal daily minimum of 10°F (–4°C) in January. The record low temperature for the state is –47°F (–44°C), established at Washta on 12 January 1912 and recorded again on Elkader on 3 February 1996; the record high is 118°F (48°C), registered at Keokuk on 20 July 1934. Annual precipitation averaged 34.7 in (88 cm) at Des Moines (1971–2000); statewide, snowfall averages 30 in (76 cm) annually and relative humidity averages 72%.