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The City of Maxwell is located in southeast Story County and is known for its well-maintained Main Street, beautiful parks, and is home to the Story County Freedom Rock. Maxwell residents are extremely active and take pride in maintaining the city’s vital resources.

Maxwell's quarter-mile Main Street is home to a variety of local businesses and truly is a gateway to the community. Logsdon's Grocery has operated from its Main Street location for over fifty years and Maxwell City Park houses the Story County Freedom Rock and serves as the location for Maxwell’s annual Old Settlers Celebration.

Demographics

Population

Number

Percent

Total Population (2010)

920

100%

     Male

468

50.9%

     Female

452

49.1%

Median Age (years)

33.9

-

Income

   

Median Household (2011)

$57,500

-

Cost of Living Index (2012)

85.3%

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 Middle/High School
    Collins-Maxwell Middle/High School serves grades 6-12 and employs forty-two staff members.
     
  • Bacon Funeral Home
    Bacon Funeral Home provides visitation and funeral services and employs nine individuals.
     
  • Casey's General Store
    Casey’s is located in the heart of Maxwell’s Main Street and employs around fifteen people.
     
  • Logsdon's Grocery
    Logsdon’s is the staple of Maxwell’s Main Street and employs four people.

 

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