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Jewell Junction, better known as Jewell, is a city in Hamilton Countymarker, Iowamarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 1,239 at the 2000 census.


Jewell Junction is located at (42.307546, -93.641121) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), of which, 3.9 square miles (10.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (3.25%) is water.

Nearby Anderson Goose Lakemarker is a National Natural Landmark.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,239 people, 475 households, and 341 families residing in the city. The population density was 319.7 people per square mile (123.3/km²). There were 499 housing units at an average density of 128.7/sq mi (49.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.53% White, 0.08% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.94% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 475 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,614, and the median income for a family was $50,139. Males had a median income of $32,042 versus $25,323 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,780. About 1.4% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.


Jewell is the home to the South Hamilton School District, which serves Jewell, Ellsworth, Stanhope, and Randall. Jewell was once home to a junior college, Jewell Lutheran College, which closed in 1924.


  1. Jewell Lutheran College information

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