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Old 05-03-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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I might have a job lined up in the area, and sheldon 9 miles, and 15 miles for sioux center and orange city from the work site. They are all nearly 5-6k and each have a college. I was just looking for some insight as they all seem to be heavily Dutch(which I don't mind).

Upon further investigation:
Sheldon
Median Age: 38.5 years (not great)
Republican: 67% (Better, not great)
Church going: 89.3% (Betterish)

Orange City
Median age: 27.9 years(thumbs up)
Republican: 81%(thumbs down)
Church going: 96.5% (thumbs down)

Sioux Center
Median Age: 25.5 years (Spectacular)
Republican: 81% (blagh)
Church going: 96.5%(Crap)

Whats worse...

Last edited by RonRonson; 05-03-2012 at 09:40 PM..
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You judge an entire population on whether or not they are republican and go to church? That's not exactly a great attitude my friend.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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No, It will just rule out politics and religion at the dinner table. It gives me insight into how much like myself I can be. Which in this case, not at all.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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No, It will just rule out politics and religion at the dinner table. It gives me insight into how much like myself I can be. Which in this case, not at all.
You would be a square peg in a round hole anywhere in Sioux County. These people very often discriminate against others that aren't dutch and more often aren't a member of some Reformed church. I'm a quite conservative Republican, but you couldn't force me to live there. They are a big part of my heritage so this post isn't without a lot of knowlege. With your quite liberal leanings, you'll be miserable beyond belief. You'll have no one to talk to other than yourself.

If you've got a job close to Sheldon, I would make sure that I was either living in Sheldon or EAST of Sheldon somewhere or maybe northeast to Sibley or way southwest all the way to LeMars.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: IN
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81% Republican? I really didn't even know that was possible anywhere..
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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I like those towns, but I would never live there because too many of the people there would be TOO like minded for me. I'm a Christian, with right leaning political views. But I do enjoy talking to and have friends who are liberals, atheists, and have other religious backgrounds.

I would recommend Le Mars.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:52 PM
 
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I don't know. It is just so imbalanced. These must have been the people that got kicked out of Holland considering how liberal the country is. The quick data I pulled shows the Netherlands as being 39-44% atheist/agnostic.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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I don't know. It is just so imbalanced. These must have been the people that got kicked out of Holland considering how liberal the country is. The quick data I pulled shows the Netherlands as being 39-44% atheist/agnostic.
Ron....thats the Holland of TODAY. Big difference.

The culture in that part of Northwestern Iowa came over the century before last. The heritage and cultural practices in some of these northwestern Iowa towns reflect what people believed originally back then combined with the Americanization that has occured over time.

There has been a huge cultural shift in Holland itself since the 19th century.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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I might have a job lined up in the area, and sheldon 9 miles, and 15 miles for sioux center and orange city from the work site. They are all nearly 5-6k and each have a college. I was just looking for some insight as they all seem to be heavily Dutch(which I don't mind).

Upon further investigation:
Sheldon
Median Age: 38.5 years (not great)
Republican: 67% (Better, not great)
Church going: 89.3% (Betterish)

Orange City
Median age: 27.9 years(thumbs up)
Republican: 81%(thumbs down)
Church going: 96.5% (thumbs down)

Sioux Center
Median Age: 25.5 years (Spectacular)
Republican: 81% (blagh)
Church going: 96.5%(Crap)

Whats worse...
I know plenty of people who are 'churchgoing' but otherwise party like crazy on the weekend. Church attendance being more of a cultural habit for them isn't an indicator of spiritual or behavioral practices.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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What about Worthington, MN (average age, 33.5)? It's about 30-35 miles from your work site (if distance isn't a factor) and is VERY diverse - 30% Latino, 10% Asian, 5% African-American. I don't know how "Republican" it is, but I'm sure it's far more liberal than Sioux County.
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