Arion, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.6%
Males: 66  (61.4%)
Females: 42  (38.6%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51520, 51528.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,518 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Arion:

$42,518
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,489 (it was $12,654 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $33,325 (it was $21,500 in 2000)
Arion:

$33,325
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $49,919; Detached houses: $60,648; Mobile homes: $13,144
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    • 9890.7%White alone
    • 98.3%Hispanic
    • 10.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arion: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.6%), American (15.6%), Norwegian (13.3%), English (8.9%), Swiss (6.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/31/1894

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 227 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Arion:

  • High school or higher: 70.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arion city:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 74.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $552 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $218 (0.7%)

Arion satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (52.4 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (55.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (400.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dow City, IA (1.5 miles ), Buck Grove, IA (2.0 miles) , Denison, IA (2.7 miles ), Dunlap, IA (3.1 miles ), Charter Oak, IA (3.2 miles ), Defiance, IA (3.3 miles ), Earling, IA (3.5 miles ), Manilla, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 41.95 N, Longitude: 95.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Arion household income distribution Arion home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-8.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (29%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (38%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)

Average climate in Arion, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Arion-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the Arion city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arion-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.4 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 253.5 miles away from Arion center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 258.9 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 91.1 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 113.4 miles away from Arion center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Arion:

  • CRAWFORD COUNTY HOME HEALTH HO (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • EVENTIDE LUTHERAN HOME FOR THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • MOSAIC-SETTLERS (Hospital, about 9 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • DENISON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • DUNLAP NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DUNLAP, IA)
  • MANILLA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MANILLA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arion:

  • Buena Vista University (about 50 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 50 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 52 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 54 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 55 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 56 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 59 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

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Crawford 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 2016: 16.7%
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Arion city (based on Crawford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,07719
Catholic2,7915
Mainline Protestant1,91012
Other3783
None5,940-
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: 5
Crawford County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Crawford County:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

28.6%
Iowa:

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

21.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.4%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

35.0%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Arion:

27.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Arion:

17.6%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Arion:

5.4%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Arion:

27.1%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Arion:

49.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.4%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Arion, IA Residents
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 4$251
Totals for Government 0$0 4$251

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($129.63)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($46.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($27.78)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($18.52)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($46.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($64.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($101.85)
    General Support: $2,000 ($18.52)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $7,000 ($64.81)
    Property: $7,000 ($64.81)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($462.96)

5.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
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  0.38% ($22,840 average AGI)
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.35% ($27,478)
from Carroll County, IA  0.31% ($32,650)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Carroll County, IA  0.58% ($41,553 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($24,263)
to Douglas County, NE  0.41% ($23,185)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arion:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KDSN (1530 AM; 1 kW; DENISON, IA)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arion:

  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZSR (102.3 FM; ONAWA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KILV (107.5 FM; CASTANA, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Arion:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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.)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 3,650Total average daily traffic
  • 730Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,319Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Arion compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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