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Population in 2012: 706 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 

Males: 351  (49.8%)
Females: 355  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  46.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50510.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,641 (it was $33,188 in 2000)
Albert City:

$44,641
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,409

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,096 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
Albert City:

$61,096
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,838; Detached houses: $59,013; Townhouses or other attached units: $52,084; Mobile homes: $45,139

Median gross rent in 2012: $635.

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  • White alone - 672 (96.1%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Albert City: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.7%), Swedish (20.6%), Irish (9.3%), Danish (7.2%), Norwegian (6.1%), English (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/10/1900

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,297 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Albert City:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Albert City city:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Albert City, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Albert City to the number of sex offenders is 353 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $800 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $484 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (76.1 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (118.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (377.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Marathon, IA (2.4 miles ), Laurens, IA (2.6 miles ), Varina, IA (3.0 miles) , Rembrandt, IA (3.4 miles ), Webb, IA (3.5 miles) , Truesdale, IA (3.5 miles) , Newell, IA (3.5 miles ), Sioux Rapids, IA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.78 N, Longitude: 94.95 W

Area code: 712

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -72 (-9.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Albert City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 167% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Albert City city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 20.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buena Vista County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Albert City:

  • PLEASANT VIEW HOME (Nursing Home, 410 SPRUCE STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Albert City:

  • LAURENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAURENS, IA)
  • SIOUX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA)
  • FONDA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FONDA, IA)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Albert City:

  • Buena Vista University (about 17 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 44 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 75 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Iowa State University (about 85 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 100 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • University of South Dakota (about 101 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Drake University (about 106 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)

Public elementary/middle school in Albert City:

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Library in Albert City:

  • ALBERT CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $47,951; Location: 215 MAIN ST; 11,703 books; 300 audio materials; 1,019 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 44 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Albert City: Albert City (A), Buena Vista County Ambulance Albert City (B), Albert City Fire Department (C), Albert City City Hall (D), Albert City Public Library (E), Albert City Historical Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Albert City include: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (A), Evangelical Free Church (B), Evangelical Covenant Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.0%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Albert City, IA

43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
34 people in nursing homes in 2000

Albert City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Albert City (2011 data):

  • Community State Bank: Albert City Branch at 208 Main Street, branch established on 1997/11/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $138.0 mil, Deposits: $116.5 mil, headquarters in Spencer, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Community State Bancorporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Albert City travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Albert City city (based on Buena Vista County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.90%
Here66.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents23.1%19.5%18.4%15.8%9.1%
Congregations23.3%16.3%4.7%14.0%7.0%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%3.1%2.9%1.3%3.6%
Congregations7.0%9.3%4.7%2.3%11.6%
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: 5
Buena Vista County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Buena Vista County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Buena Vista County:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buena Vista County:

28.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
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 0$0 2$2,848
Streets and Highways 1$4,181$50,1721$385
Local Libraries 1$2,941$35,2920$0
Totals for Government 2$7,122$42,7323$3,233

Albert City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $89,000 ($126.06)
    Sewerage: $41,000 ($58.07)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $110,000 ($155.81)
    Sewerage: $104,000 ($147.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($110.48)
    Water Utilities: $64,000 ($90.65)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($82.15)
    Libraries: $44,000 ($62.32)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($33.99)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($28.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($14.16)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($14.16)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($8.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($8.50)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($2.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($2.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($25.50)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $36,000 ($50.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($2.83)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($2.83)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($2.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $121,000 ($171.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($7.08)

Albert City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $83,000 ($117.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($67.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($31.16)
    All Other: $6,000 ($8.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $95,000 ($134.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($11.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,000 ($45.33)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($19.83)
    Rents: $6,000 ($8.50)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($5.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $96,000 ($135.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $74,000 ($104.82)
    All Other: $2,000 ($2.83)
  • Tax - Property: $196,000 ($277.62)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $58,000 ($82.15)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,000 ($18.41)
    Other License: $2,000 ($2.83)

Albert City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000 ($651.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $375,000 ($531.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000 ($120.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $394,000 ($558.07)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000 ($62.32)

6.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Iowa average:

6.30%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cherokee County, IA  0.32% ($26,957 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.31% ($22,545)
from Sac County, IA  0.29% ($29,762)


8.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,115 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
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  0.63% ($25,935 average AGI)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.38% ($25,786)
to Cherokee County, IA  0.37% ($37,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Albert City:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KAYL (990 AM; 0 kW; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Albert City:

  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • K242AM (96.3 FM; NEWELL, IA; Owner: GOOD NEWS NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Albert City:

  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA0RHA
    Grant Date: 11/07/1994, Expiration Date: 11/07/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2006
    Registrant: Donald P Johnson, 514 S 3rd St, Albert City, IA 50510



Most common first names in Albert City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl2382.8 years
Esther1289.4 years
Emma1085.7 years
Anna988.7 years
Edna882.6 years
Arthur881.3 years
John877.3 years
Harry785.7 years
Edward780.3 years
Roy778.7 years
Most common last names in Albert City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3884.4 years
Anderson3880.4 years
Carlson1981.4 years
Peterson1082.4 years
Larson1086.4 years
Gustafson980.9 years
Olson880.9 years
Shold883.2 years
Pearson775.3 years
Sundblad788.0 years

Albert City on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #57 (50510) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #74 (50510) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries"
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