Fremont"A Small Town with a Big Heart"

Founded in 1848, Fremont is located on Highway 23 midway between Oskaloosa and Ottumwa. We are also 12 miles from the Cargill Complex in Eddyville. We are proud of our recently constructed K-8 school. Annual presentations from our theatre group attract approximately. 1500 attendees each year.


(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010)

Population: 743
Total Area (in square miles): 1.03
Land Area (in square miles): 1.03
Water Area (in square miles): 0

Housing Units

Total Housing Units: 327
Occupied Housing Units: 300
Vacant Housing Units: 27
Seasonal, Recreational, or occasional use: NA

Mahaska County Labor Force (Source:Iowa Workforce Development)
May 2016 (April 2016 in parenthesis)
Not seasonally adjusted - Benchmark: 2014

Resident Civilian Labor Force 11,920 (11,950)
Resident Unemployed: 430 (440)
Percent Unemployed: 3.6 (3.7)
Resident Total Employed: 11,480 (11,500)
Labor Mgmt. Disputes
(# Persons)
0 (0)

(Note: Labor Force Statistics are only available county-wide through IWD)

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Government Information

Type of Government
Mayor / Council governing body.

Contact Information
Mayor: Edd Elder
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City Clerk: Nancy Reed
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City Council Members:
JJ Howery, 641-660-6880
John Van Zante, 641-660-3617
Gabby Evans, 641-777-0671
Terri McElroy, 641-933-4877
Max Marlin, 641-226-1643

Meeting Notices
City Council meets at the City Hall on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. Agenda items must be presented to the City Clerk by 3:00 P.M. Thursday before the meeting.

Fremont Development Corporation and Fremont Foundation meet at the Fremont Community Center on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. The Fremont Lions meet at the United Methodist Church the third Thursday at 6:30 PM.

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Community Information

Electric Service is provided by Alliant Energy 800-822-4348

Natural Gas is provided by MidAmerican Energy 888-427-5632

Telephone Service is provided by Iowa Telecom 877-901-4692

Cable TV is a service of Star West, Inc. 319-293-6336

Garbage is not franchised…currently service provided by:
Waste Management 641-673-8518
Midwest Sanitation and Recycling 888-428-2610

Water is provided by Mahaska Rural WAter 641-673-8851
Sanitary Sewer is provided by the City 641-933-4317

Building permits are required and can be obtained at City Hall.

Fremont has a very good set of City Ordinances and makes every attempt to see that they are enforced. Among those ordinances are leash laws, snow ordinances, mowing ordinances, junk vehicle ordinances and nuisance ordinance. The City Code is available for inspection at the City Hall Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 AM and noon and 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM.