Located in the suburbs of Des Moines, Saylorville is a small town in Polk County, Iowa. At the 2010 census, Saylorville had a population of 3,301. In 2020, the city will have a population of 3,640. Saylorville is part of the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The climate of Saylorville is typically humid and hot in the summer, and chilly in the winter. The average high temperature is 33degF, and the lowest is 17degF. The average rainfall in Saylorville is about 12.8 days a month. However, the city experiences very high seasonal variations in monthly precipitation.
The rainiest month of the year is January, with an average of 2.9 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation. The wettest day of the year is January 21 with 15 hours, 12 minutes of daylight. The shortest day of the year is December 21, with 9 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
During the drier season, Saylorville has an average of 6.4 months with no wet days. The longest day of the year is June 21 with 15 hours, 12 minutes of daylight. However, the length of the day varies significantly throughout the year.
The city's weather is based on historical hourly weather reports. The city's hottest month is July with 16.0 muggy days. The cloudiest month of the year is February, with an average of overcast 53% of the time. The shortest day of the year is January 13, with an average of 3 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Saylorville has an average annual income of $94K. The city's largest industries are finance, education, and healthcare. 12% of the city's residents work in sales. Another common industry in Saylorville is science. The city has high-rated public schools. Other popular attractions in Saylorville include the Iowa State Museum, Christiantian church, and the Dvorak Center.
The growing season in Saylorville typically lasts 184 days. The earliest blooms in Saylorville usually occur in the first week of April. The growing degree days are the days that define yearly heat accumulation and warmth above the base temperature. The season in Saylorville is usually short, with the season rarely ending before September 26. The growing degree days score consists of a cloud cover score and a temperature score. The tourism score is based on the combination of a cloud cover score, a temperature score, and a precipitation score. The tourism score favors clear, rainless days.
Saylorville Lake provides a great environment for fishing. There are several species of fish found in the lake. The Iowa DNR lists 19 species, including Largemouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike. The lake also provides flood control for the area. During a flood, the lake can expand to 15,990 acres. The lake is also home to a variety of ecosystems. More
Saylorville has several recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, boating, and fishing. In addition, the Saylorville Lake Project offers 24-miles of paved multipurpose trails. The Saylorville Lake Visitor Center is located on the dam's west side. There are also three boat ramps operated by the Corps of Engineers. The Saylorville Archery Range has eight shooting stations. It is free to use.