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Population in 2012: 3,922 (83% urban, 17% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.2%
 

Males: 1,916  (48.9%)
Females: 2,006  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  37.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50003.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,465 (it was $39,423 in 2000)
Adel:

$48,465
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,042

Adel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,938 (it was $92,500 in 2000)
Adel:

$135,938
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $144,576; Detached houses: $152,026; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,185; Mobile homes: $10,482

Median gross rent in 2012: $659.

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Adel races chart
  • White alone - 3,542 (96.2%)
  • Hispanic - 77 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Adel: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (30.7%), English (12.8%), Irish (8.4%), Dutch (5.1%), French (3.5%), Norwegian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/27/1877

Elevation: 930 feet

Land area: 3.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,199 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Adel:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Adel city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

87 residents are foreign born (1.2% North America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  2.3%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Adel, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Adel to the number of sex offenders is 490 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,314 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,810 (1.4%)

Adel satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.62 N, Longitude: 94.02 W

Area code: 515

Adel household income distribution Adel home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Adel by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.025.8
Rapes 1010001200
per 100,000 28.10.025.60.00.00.022.044.80.00.0
Robberies 0110000000
per 100,000 0.027.625.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 296346810515
per 100,000 56.1248.1153.873.896.7143.3175.7224.1135.1386.7
Burglaries 21181213232021282138
per 100,000 589.2496.1307.7319.6556.2477.6461.2627.5567.4979.6
Thefts 54667793495477443944
per 100,000 1515.21819.21974.42286.71185.01289.41691.2986.11053.81134.3
Auto thefts 4558393402
per 100,000 112.2137.8128.2196.772.6214.965.989.60.051.6
Arson 1110001100
per 100,000 28.127.625.60.00.00.022.022.40.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.8) 150.4183.6176.7150.2116.0136.2164.4178.2113.3257.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Iowa average:

1.72

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Adel, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Adel-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 208% 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 below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Adel topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Adel:

  • DALLAS COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 902 COURT STREET)
  • SUNNYBROOK OF ADEL (Nursing Home, 1919 GREENE STREET)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Adel, IA

Local government website: ADELIOWA.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Adel:

  • Drake University (about 20 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 24 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 35 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 62 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 94 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Buena Vista University (about 94 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 95 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)

Public high schools in Adel:

Public elementary/middle schools in Adel:

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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)

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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).

 
Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  CO  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 NO2 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.2. This is about average.
City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433

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

ADEL MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS (Population served: 3435, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-1997), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-1997), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-1998), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1992 and MAR-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2002)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.6%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Adel, IA

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

Adel compared to Iowa state average:

Adel, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Adel travel time to work - commute


Adel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Adel city (based on Dallas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.88%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents29.6%23.9%13.6%10.5%7.3%
Congregations7.7%24.6%9.2%9.2%6.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.9%2.2%1.7%1.5%6.8%
Congregations6.2%3.1%4.6%1.5%27.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Dallas County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dallas County:

17.1%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,298$25,7880$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,700$52,2006$680
Police Protection - Officers 8$24,568$36,8520$0
Police - Other 1$2,470$29,6400$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,462$41,5440$0
Sewerage 1$2,490$29,8800$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,176$31,0561$15
Water Supply 1$3,810$45,7201$43
Local Libraries 2$4,598$27,5886$65
Totals for Government 20$59,572$35,74314$803

Adel government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Libraries: $711,000 ($181.29)
    Regular Highways: $264,000 ($67.31)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $511,000 ($130.29)
    Water Utilities: $328,000 ($83.63)
    Regular Highways: $292,000 ($74.45)
    Sewerage: $277,000 ($70.63)
    Libraries: $259,000 ($66.04)
    General - Other: $183,000 ($46.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000 ($45.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $177,000 ($45.13)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($17.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($8.67)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($5.61)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($4.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($3.82)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($1.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $354,000 ($90.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $144,000 ($36.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000 ($13.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $785,000 ($200.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.27)

Adel government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $410,000 ($104.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $182,000 ($46.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($14.79)
    All Other: $21,000 ($5.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,000 ($4.33)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,000 ($2.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $31,000 ($7.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $416,000 ($106.07)
    Interest Earnings: $83,000 ($21.16)
    Special Assessments: $50,000 ($12.75)
    Rents: $41,000 ($10.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($1.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $499,000 ($127.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $295,000 ($75.22)
    All Other: $5,000 ($1.27)
  • Tax - Property: $1,598,000 ($407.45)
    Other License: $84,000 ($21.42)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($0.76)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($0.76)

Adel government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,319,000 ($2376.08)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,805,000 ($1990.06)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,900,000 ($484.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $386,000 ($98.42)

Adel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,622,000 ($413.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,014,000 ($258.54)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,694,000 ($431.92)

14.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.47%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.05%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  7.78% ($61,981 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.32% ($35,877)
from Guthrie County, IA  0.26% ($36,648)


9.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($52,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  4.95% ($46,738 average AGI)
to Madison County, IA  0.29% ($73,911)
to Story County, IA  0.23% ($25,644)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Adel, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Adel fatal accident list:

Aug 8, 1980 11:37 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Adel)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Adel, IA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (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:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Adel)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 525C (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: WILLIAMS FJ 44 SERIES (1900 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 2250G , Serial Number: 525C0020, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/2010
    Registrant (Corporation): Hickory Aviation LLC, 22555 Laredo Trl, Adel, IA 50003
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3141Z , Serial Number: 22-7086, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 11/05/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence E Newman, 1303 Nile Kinnick Dr S, Adel, IA 50003
  • Aircraft: GRABER MICHAEL L T-BIRD T II (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 34MG , Serial Number: 777341, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 10/05/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Michael L Graber, 18431 315th St, Adel, IA 50003
  • Aircraft: CLINE DANIEL A TERATORN TIERRA I (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 8173G , Serial Number: 11589
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel A Cline, 1832 Rapids, Adel, IA 50003
  • Aircraft: BEECH B-45 (T-34A) (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 87BW , Serial Number: FM-112
    Registrant (Individual): William E Wright, 23201 Laredo Trl, Adel, IA 50003
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9292N , Serial Number: 3257008, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/1997
    Registrant (Corporation): Atwell Investments Lc, 28972 R Ave, Adel, IA 50003



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


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
Businesses in Adel, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Subway1

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