Arcadia, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 473 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 
Males: 261  (55.2%)
Females: 212  (44.8%)
Median resident age:  28.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51430.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,748 (it was $34,063 in 2000)
Arcadia:

$57,748
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,230 (it was $16,584 in 2000)

Arcadia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,836 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Arcadia:

$79,836
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $129,581; Detached houses: $129,354; Townhouses or other attached units: $165,168; In 2-unit structures: $94,930; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $67,357; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,369; Mobile homes: $38,148

Median gross rent in 2013: $585.

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  • Races in Arcadia, IA (2010)

    Arcadia races chart
    • 47397.7%White alone
    • 40.8%Two or more races
    • 40.8%Hispanic
    • 20.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Arcadia: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (54.3%), Irish (11.7%), United States (5.8%), Norwegian (3.6%), Danish (3.3%), Czech (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/3/1881

Elevation: 1420 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 484 people per square mile   (low).

Arcadia,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Arcadia:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arcadia city:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $859 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $901 (1.1%)

Arcadia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (71.4 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (75.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (379.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westside, IA (1.7 miles ), Halbur, IA (2.6 miles ), Breda, IA (2.7 miles ), Vail, IA (2.9 miles ), Carroll, IA (3.0 miles ), Manning, IA (3.5 miles ), Templeton, IA (3.6 miles ), Wall Lake, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $160,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.09 N, Longitude: 95.05 W

Area code: 712

Arcadia household income distribution Arcadia home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -42 (-8.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (40%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Arcadia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Arcadia, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Arcadia-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Arcadia city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 tornado 21.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arcadia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 252.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from Arcadia center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 264.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 103.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.1 miles away from Arcadia 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 453.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arcadia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Arcadia:

  • CARROLL AREA NURSING SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • CARROLL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • IOWA HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • SAINT ANTHONYS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • ST ANTHONY REGIONAL HOSPITAL & NURSIING HOME Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • ST ANTHONY HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CARROLL, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arcadia:

  • Buena Vista University (about 40 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 52 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 69 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 72 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Iowa State University (about 72 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 73 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Creighton University (about 74 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)

Public elementary/middle school in Arcadia:

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Notable locations in Arcadia: Farmers Co-op Elevator (A), Arcadia City Hall (B), Arcadia Fire Department (C), Arcadia Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Arcadia include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Saint John's Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Arcadia: Arcadia Ball Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Carroll 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 Arcadia and their reported violations in the past:

ARCADIA WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 484, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.1%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Arcadia compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Banks with branches in Arcadia (2011 data):

  • Carroll County State Bank: Arcadia Branch at 201 Gault Street, branch established on 1934/03/01. Info updated 2011/05/17: Bank assets: $352.9 mil, Deposits: $304.3 mil, headquarters in Carroll, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Carroll County Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Iowa average:

10.3

Arcadia travel time to work - commute Arcadia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Arcadia city (based on Carroll County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,94314
Evangelical Protestant3,33618
Mainline Protestant2,86013
Other1961
None2,481-
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: 8
Carroll County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Carroll County:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Carroll County:

26.4%
Iowa:

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

13.5%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$1,481
Sewerage 1$2,878$34,5360$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$397
Local Libraries 0$0 2$284
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$284
Totals for Government 1$2,878$34,53617$2,446

Arcadia government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $68,000 ($143.76)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($88.79)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($65.54)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($46.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($42.28)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($21.14)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($16.91)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($14.80)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($12.68)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($10.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($10.57)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($8.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($35.94)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $5,000 ($10.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $6,000 ($12.68)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($8.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $78,000 ($164.90)

Arcadia government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($69.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($52.85)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($2.11)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.11)
    Housing & Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($19.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $146,000 ($308.67)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($31.71)
    Property Sale Other: $11,000 ($23.26)
    Rents: $2,000 ($4.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($120.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($76.11)
    General Support: $6,000 ($12.68)
    All Other: $2,000 ($4.23)
  • Tax - Property: $74,000 ($156.45)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.11)

Arcadia government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $520,000 ($1099.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $189,000 ($399.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $158,000 ($334.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $173,000 ($365.75)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $20,000 ($42.28)
    End of Fiscal Year: $20,000 ($42.28)

Arcadia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $509,000 ($1076.11)

4.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  0.60% ($32,235 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.45% ($41,553)
from Sac County, IA  0.31% ($39,692)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,291 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.76% ($32,031 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.25% ($27,429)
to Douglas County, NE  0.25% ($41,095)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arcadia:

  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KDSN (1530 AM; 1 kW; DENISON, IA)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arcadia:

  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Arcadia:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 7 Mi S & 1.8 Mi W Of (Lat: 41.979694 Lon: -95.065250), Structure height: 35.4 m, Call Sign: WPOQ529
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.806 MHz, 952.806 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/2008, Expiration Date: 10/19/2018
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:
  • ARCADIA, 7 Mi S & 1.8 Mi W (Lat: 41.979694 Lon: -95.065278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPZC375
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.381 MHz, 941.381 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/24/2003, Expiration Date: 12/24/2013, Certifier: Brad G Zielie
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • U.S. Highway 30 At State Route 285 (Lat: 42.077750 Lon: -95.043583), Call Sign: KOR860, Licensee ID: L00011049
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.210 MHz
    Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 01/04/1999
    Registrant: West Central Pagers, Inc., 1421 Second Street, Perry, IA 50220

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Arcadia, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John878.0 years
Emma685.5 years
Frank676.8 years
Mary688.2 years
Edward584.0 years
Anna591.0 years
William570.4 years
Dorothy470.5 years
Henry485.3 years
Fred487.5 years
Most common last names in Arcadia, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schweers975.8 years
Schroeder875.9 years
Andersen780.6 years
Schrad775.4 years
Schmitz785.1 years
Vonnahme777.4 years
Kohorst681.5 years
Leiting680.7 years
Vetter580.4 years
Ehlers570.5 years

Arcadia on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Therapists"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers"
  • #51 (51430) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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