Archer, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 128 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 64  (50.8%)
Females: 64  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 51231

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,849 (it was $34,688 in 2000)
Archer:

$44,849
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,981 (it was $15,958 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $32,859 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Archer:

$32,859
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $39,744; Detached houses: $39,744
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  • White alone - 117 (89.3%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (7.6%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (3.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Archer: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.5%), Dutch (24.5%), English (6.1%), United States (4.8%), Irish (2.7%), Welsh (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/5/1902

Elevation: 1474 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,338 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Archer:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Archer city:

  • Never married: 6.8%
  • Now married: 72.4%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Archer, Iowa as of March 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Archer to the number of sex offenders is 129 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $325 (1.0%)

Archer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (54.0 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (129.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (420.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Primghar, IA (2.5 miles ), Sanborn, IA (2.5 miles ), Sheldon, IA (2.6 miles ), Hospers, IA (2.9 miles ), Paullina, IA (3.1 miles ), Granville, IA (3.3 miles ), Matlock, IA (3.6 miles) , Melvin, IA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.12 N, Longitude: 95.74 W

Area code: 712

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

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-14.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (66%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (22%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Average climate in Archer, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Archer-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Archer city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/22/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Archer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% 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 177.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from Archer 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 161.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 179.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from Archer center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in O'Brien County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, 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).
Archer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Archer:

  • PRIMGHAR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)
  • PRIMGHAR REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)
  • BAUM HARMON MERCY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)
  • VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SANBORN, IA)
  • SANFORD SHELDON MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SHELDON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Archer:

  • Buena Vista University (about 43 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 50 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 54 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 61 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 64 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 89 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 90 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Library in Archer:

  • ARCHER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,071; Location: 203 SANFORD ST; 6,238 books; 61 audio materials; 279 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Archer: Archer Cooperative Grain Elevator (A), Archer Ambulance Service (B), Archer Volunteer Fire Department (C), Archer Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Archer include: United Methodist Church (A), Archer Reformed Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Archer Community Building (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 203 Sanford Street).

O'Brien 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: 20.8%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Archer compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Archer city (based on O'Brien County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.34%
Here: 89.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents17.2%16.8%16.6%12.9%10.8%
Congregations14.6%12.2%12.2%12.2%7.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)United Reformed Churches in North AmericaOther
Adherents8.3%6.6%3.3%2.4%5.1%
Congregations7.3%7.3%4.9%2.4%19.5%
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: 7
O'Brien County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

10.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
O'Brien County:

27.2%
Iowa:

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

16.4%
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 2$424
Totals for Government 0$0 2$424

4.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($18,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
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 Sioux County, IA  0.59% ($33,061 average AGI)
from Osceola County, IA  0.46% ($22,577)
from Clay County, IA  0.37% ($49,095)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
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 Sioux County, IA  0.81% ($31,739 average AGI)
to Clay County, IA  0.49% ($27,429)
to Cherokee County, IA  0.37% ($27,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in Archer:

  • KIWA (1550 AM; 1 kW; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Archer:

  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Archer:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Richard D Hofmann, Central Archer (Lat: 43.115556 Lon: -95.745472), Type: 27.0, Overall height: 27 m
    Registrant: 7124438222, Cmltelco@netins, 208 EAGLE STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, Central Archer (Lat: 43.115556 Lon: -95.745472), Type: 27.0, Overall height: 27 m
    Registrant: 7124438222, Cmltelco@netins, 208 EAGLE STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3527 Oak Hill Ave (Lat: 43.139111 Lon: -95.782250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 28 m, Overall height: 30.4 m, Call Sign: WQKT377
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/04/2009, Expiration Date: 09/04/2019, Certifier: Randy Iedema
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N7NBJ, Licensee ID: L00876061
    Grant Date: 02/05/2009, Expiration Date: 05/06/2019, Certifier: Marcus B Moffitt
    Registrant: Marcus B Moffitt, 5156 380th St, Archer, IA 51231

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