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Community

Located in Southeast Story County and priding itself on being a “Short Country Drive to Anywhere,” Collins is a small town with much to offer. The city offers great parks and recreational facilities, a newly constructed and well-maintained community wellness center, Collins-Maxwell Elementary School, and dedicated city officials.

The city is served by the Collins-Maxwell Community School District and remains consistently dedicated to the ideas of viable growth, individual opportunity, and family prosperity.

Demographics

Population

Number

Percent

Total Population (2010)

495

100%

     Male

247

49.9%

     Female

248

50.1%

Median Age (years)

35.2

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Income

   

Median Household (2011)

$53,750

-

Cost of Living Index (2012)

84.5%

100%

 

Education

Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Schools

2012-2013 Enrollment

Total Enrollment

470

Graduation Rate

94.44%

ACT Average

22.7*

Total Teacher Staff

78.6

*Compared to an Iowa average of 22.1 and a national average of 21.0

Financial Institutions

Leading Employers

  • Collins-Maxwell Elementary School
    Collins-Maxwell Elementary School houses preschool-fifth grade and employs 32 people.
     
  • Exchange State Bank
    Exchange State Bank provides commercial lending services from their Ames, Collins, and Exira locations. The bank employs six people at their Collins location.
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