Adel, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 5,455 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +58.8%
 
Males: 2,535  (46.5%)
Females: 2,920  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50003.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,706 (it was $39,423 in 2000)
Adel:

$69,706
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,780 (it was $19,743 in 2000)

Adel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $206,389 (it was $92,500 in 2000)
Adel:

$206,389
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $210,374; detached houses: $216,080; townhouses or other attached units: $250,407; mobile homes: $7,551

Median gross rent in 2019: $736.

March 2019 cost of living index in Adel: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.5%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Adel, IA (2019)
    • 4,43495.6%White alone
    • 641.4%Two or more races
    • 501.1%Hispanic
    • 270.6%Black alone
    • 80.2%Asian alone

Races in Adel detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Adel, Iowa as of October 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Adel is 678 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Adel by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
2
(44.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.3)
3
(68.9)
1
(22.7)
3
(58.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(73.8)
4
(96.7)
6
(143.3)
8
(175.7)
10
(224.1)
5
(135.1)
15
(386.7)
7
(175.4)
16
(387.1)
14
(326.3)
17
(390.3)
13
(295.7)
8
(155.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(319.6)
23
(556.2)
20
(477.6)
21
(461.2)
28
(627.5)
21
(567.4)
38
(979.6)
23
(576.4)
46
(1,113)
48
(1,119)
116
(2,663)
N/A23
(447.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
93
(2,287)
49
(1,185)
54
(1,289)
77
(1,691)
44
(986.1)
39
(1,054)
44
(1,134)
45
(1,128)
42
(1,016)
70
(1,631)
62
(1,423)
79
(1,797)
73
(1,421)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(196.7)
3
(72.6)
9
(214.9)
3
(65.9)
4
(89.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.6)
2
(50.1)
3
(72.6)
5
(116.5)
5
(114.8)
10
(227.4)
14
(272.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
1
(22.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.3)
3
(68.9)
1
(22.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index144.3111.5130.9157.9171.2108.9247.0124.6201.8236.8385.7352.1187.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Adel, IA

Crime rate in Adel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Iowa average:

1.70
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Ancestries: German (46.1%), Norwegian (8.0%), American (7.2%), English (4.3%), Dutch (3.7%), European (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/27/1877

Elevation: 930 feet

Land area: 3.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,668 people per square mile   (low).

Adel, Iowa map

36 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,741 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,256 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (20.8 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (106.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dallas Center, IA (2.4 miles ),
De Soto, IA (2.4 miles ),
Van Meter, IA (2.6 miles ),
Waukee, IA (2.8 miles ),
Redfield, IA (3.0 miles ),
Minburn, IA (3.1 miles ),
Earlham, IA (3.2 miles ),
Clive, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.62 N, Longitude: 94.02 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Adel, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Adel, IA in 2019
Adel satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2011: 27 buildings, average cost: $233,800
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2013: 47 buildings, average cost: $270,300
  • 2014: 43 buildings, average cost: $286,500
  • 2015: 115 buildings, average cost: $326,400
  • 2016: 137 buildings, average cost: $282,000
  • 2017: 274 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2018: 174 buildings, average cost: $286,200
  • 2019: 20 buildings, average cost: $301,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Adel, IA residents
Average permit cost in Adel, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Adel, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (12.5%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.0%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.9%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (15.5%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Adel, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Top executives (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Child care workers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)

Average climate in Adel, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Adel, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0417
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Adel-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Adel city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Adel-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 228% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 391.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 391.6 miles away from Adel center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 446.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 391.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 377.3 miles away from Adel center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 297.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Adel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Adel:

  • DALLAS COUNTY PHNS (902 COURT STREET)
  • SUNNYBROOK OF ADEL (1919 GREENE STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Adel:

  • SPURGEON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DALLAS CENTER, IA)
  • WEST DES MOINES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • DEERFIELD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • ARBOR SPRINGS OF WEST DES MOINES L L C (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • LAKEVIEW SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • IOWA HEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Adel:

  • Drake University (about 20 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 23 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 35 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 62 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 94 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Buena Vista University (about 94 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 96 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)

Public high school in Adel:

Public elementary/middle schools in Adel:

  • ADM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 358, Location: 801 NILE KINNICK DR. S., Grades: 6-8)
  • ADEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1608 GROVE ST., Grades: PK-2)
See full list of schools located in Adel

Library in Adel:

  • ADEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $184,557; Location: 303 S 10TH ST; 35,517 books; 1,273 audio materials; 1,068 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Adel: Adel Water Plant (A), Dallas County Fair Campgrounds (B), De Soto Elevator (C), Dallas County Jail (D), Dallas County Emergency Medical Services (E), Dallas County Courthouse (F), Dallas County Sheriffs Office (G), Adel Police Department (H), Adel City Hall (I), Adel Volunteer Fire Department (J), Adel Historical Museum (K), Adel Public Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Adel include: Rapid Street Baptist Church (A), Christian Church (B), Adel United Methodist Church (C), Grace Lutheran Church (D), Faith Lutheran Church (E), First South Baptist Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oakdale Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Slough (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Adel include: Kinnick-Feller Riverside Park (1), Adel Island Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Adel Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1126 Greene Street).

Courts: Dallas County - Juvenile Court Services (Court House), Dallas County - Clerk Of District Court (Court House).

Birthplace of: Nile Kinnick - College football player, Everett Sweeley - Football player and coach.

Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Adel and their reported violations in the past:

DE SOTO WATER SUPPLY (Address: 1509 S 14TH ST , Population served: 1,050, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2013)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Adel that have no violations reported:

  • ADEL MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS (Population served: 3,682, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Adel in 2010:

  • 46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
52 people in nursing homes in 2000
22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Adel (2011 data):

  • Raccoon Valley Bank: Adel Branch at 1009 Court Street, branch established on 1914/10/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.1 mil, Deposits: $168.0 mil, headquarters in Perry, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Perry Investment Company
  • Peoples Trust & Savings Bank: Adel Branch at 804 Greenwood Hills Drive, branch established on 2007/12/03. Info updated 2008/03/24: Bank assets: $265.7 mil, Deposits: $224.0 mil, headquarters in Clive, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Green Circle Investments, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Adel Branch at 100 Nile Kinnick Dr North, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Adel:

Marital status in Adel, IA
  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Adel:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Adel
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Adel, IA (based on Dallas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant19,02034
Evangelical Protestant9,49237
Catholic7,7334
Other7475
None29,143-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Dallas County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Dallas County:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.7%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.6%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Adel:

29.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.1%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.2%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Adel:

78.8%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Adel, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$31,184$34,0190$0
Other Government Administration 6$38,750$77,5000$0
Other and Unallocable 4$8,586$25,7580$0
Parks and Recreation 3$6,276$25,1040$0
Local Libraries 3$5,358$21,4320$0
Sewerage 1$4,410$52,9200$0
Water Supply 1$4,410$52,9200$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,004$36,0480$0
Financial Administration 0$0 15$12,241
Firefighters 0$0 22$8,304
Totals for Government 30$101,978$40,79137$20,545

Adel government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $56,000 ($10.27)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($6.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.37)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $886,000 ($162.42)
    Water Utilities: $632,000 ($115.86)
    Sewerage: $593,000 ($108.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $584,000 ($107.06)
    Regular Highways: $394,000 ($72.23)
    Libraries: $284,000 ($52.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $274,000 ($50.23)
    Central Staff Services: $122,000 ($22.36)
    General Public Buildings: $121,000 ($22.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $109,000 ($19.98)
    General - Other: $76,000 ($13.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $74,000 ($13.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $65,000 ($11.92)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $34,000 ($6.23)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($4.77)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $499,000 ($91.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $79,000 ($14.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,459,000 ($267.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $67,000 ($12.28)

Adel government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $799,000 ($146.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $291,000 ($53.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $287,000 ($52.61)
    Other: $24,000 ($4.40)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $23,000 ($4.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $113,000 ($20.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $59,000 ($10.82)
    Special Assessments: $42,000 ($7.70)
    General Revenue - Other: $34,000 ($6.23)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($2.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($0.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $852,000 ($156.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $478,000 ($87.63)
    General Local Government Support: $44,000 ($8.07)
  • Tax - Property: $2,415,000 ($442.71)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $540,000 ($98.99)
    Other License: $439,000 ($80.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.37)

Adel government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,166,000 ($2596.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,250,000 ($2062.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,916,000 ($534.56)

Adel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,791,000 ($1061.59)

13.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($85,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.49%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  7.13% ($97,901 average AGI)
from Warren County, IA  0.31% ($65,360)
from Johnson County, IA  0.25% ($65,000)


9.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  5.35% ($76,251 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.28% ($82,616)
to Guthrie County, IA  0.18% ($60,250)
Businesses in Adel, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Adel:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Adel:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • K209EX (89.1 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Adel:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
Adel fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Adel fatal accident list:

May 30, 2017 05:35 AM, Main St, Lat: 41.617167, Lon: -94.035578, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 28, 2015 00:05 AM, Us-6 Green St, Lat: 41.614414, Lon: -94.012758, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 8, 1980 11:37 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 63.8mTotal length
  • 21,895Total average daily traffic
  • 1,546Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,895Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Adel, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Adel, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Adel)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Adel, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Adel)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Adel)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$145,8054$157,94830$166,0553$61,7571$52,2801$50,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$03$203,2930$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$85,6001$123,9608$133,4011$86,4900$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$05$150,9440$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0507.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$114,9301$154,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0507.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Adel, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Adel, IA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 36 took place in 2015, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Adel, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.0%), and Structure Fires (34.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Adel, IA
    • 16647.0%Outside Fires
    • 12234.6%Structure Fires
    • 4211.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 236.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Adel, IA
Most common first names in Adel, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3783.9 years
John3475.2 years
William2875.7 years
James2574.0 years
Robert2270.6 years
Ruth2181.7 years
Harold2075.4 years
Charles1977.2 years
Hazel1785.0 years
George1579.6 years
Most common last names in Adel, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1377.4 years
Myers1282.3 years
Davis1265.8 years
Bailey1179.9 years
Brown1182.5 years
Miller1079.0 years
Wright1083.3 years
Chapman1078.4 years
Snyder1084.6 years
Hoy991.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Adel, IA
  • 81.3%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Adel, IA
  • 51.1%Electricity
  • 38.9%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Adel compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 15 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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