Armstrong, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 840 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.2%
 
Males: 415  (49.4%)
Females: 425  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

51.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50514.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,519 (it was $35,446 in 2000)
Armstrong:

$44,519
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,024 (it was $16,221 in 2000)

Armstrong city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $77,837 (it was $44,900 in 2000)
Armstrong:

$77,837
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $90,716; detached houses: $86,968; mobile homes: $188,853

Median gross rent in 2019: $600.

March 2019 cost of living index in Armstrong: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.7%
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  • Races in Armstrong, IA (2019)
    • 85796.4%White alone
    • 202.2%Hispanic
    • 10.1%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: German (41.8%), Norwegian (16.7%), Danish (8.8%), American (4.3%), Dutch (3.4%), English (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/30/1895

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 1,023 people per square mile   (low).

Armstrong, Iowa map

33 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 0.9% Latin America).

This city:

3.7%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $950 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $846 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (104.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (124.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (362.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ringsted, IA (2.7 miles ),
Dolliver, IA (2.9 miles),
Swea City, IA (2.9 miles ),
Gruver, IA (3.4 miles),
Ceylon, MN (3.5 miles ),
Fenton, IA (3.6 miles ),
Lone Rock, IA (3.8 miles),
Bancroft, IA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.40 N, Longitude: 94.48 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Armstrong, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Armstrong, IA in 2019
Armstrong satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,600
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $263,800
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $258,300
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Armstrong, IA residents
Average permit cost in Armstrong, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

3.1%
Most common industries in Armstrong, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (19.0%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.4%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (29.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (17.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Machinery (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Armstrong, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Armstrong, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Armstrong, Iowa average temperatures Armstrong, Iowa average precipitation Armstrong, Iowa humidity Armstrong, Iowa wind speed Armstrong, Iowa snowfall Armstrong, Iowa sunshine Armstrong, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Armstrong-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the Armstrong city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Armstrong-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 138% greater 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 175.0 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 252.4 miles away from Armstrong center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 181.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.2 miles away from Armstrong center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 499.3 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 201.8 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 Emmet County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Armstrong topographic map

Main business address for: ARTS WAY MANUFACTURING CO INC (FARM MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT).

Hospitals and medical centers in Armstrong:

  • VALLEY VUE CARE CENTER (108 SECOND AVE BOX 200)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Armstrong:

  • HERITAGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BANCROFT, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Armstrong:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 18 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 58 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 59 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Buena Vista University (about 64 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 65 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 70 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 70 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

Public high school in Armstrong:

  • NORTH UNION HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 600 4TH AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Library in Armstrong:

  • ARMSTRONG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $19,642; Location: 308 6TH ST; 10,970 books; 314 audio materials; 833 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 31 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Armstrong: Country Greens Golf Course (A), Armstrong (B), Co-operative Grain and Product Company Elevator (C), Armstrong Emergency Medical Services (D), Armstrong Public Library (E), Armstrong Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Armstrong: ARTS WAY MANUFACTURING CO INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Armstrong include: Free Methodist Church (A), Saint Marys Catholic Church (B), Nazareth Lutheran Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Presbyterian Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Country Cottages (701 South 4th Avenue).

Birthplace of: John F. Thorson - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Emmet 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 Armstrong and their reported violations in the past:

ARMSTRONG WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 933, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
48 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
46 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Armstrong (2011 data):

  • Bank Midwest: Armstrong Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1993/12/31. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $678.7 mil, Deposits: $567.5 mil, headquarters in Spirit Lake, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Goodenow Bancorporation
  • NorthStar Bank: Armstrong Branch at 403 4th Avenue, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $85.9 mil, Deposits: $74.2 mil, headquarters in Estherville, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Northstar Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Armstrong:

Marital status in Armstrong, IA
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Armstrong:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Armstrong
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Armstrong, IA (based on Emmet County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,18113
Catholic1,6122
Evangelical Protestant8686
Other2-
None2,639-
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: 4
Emmet County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Emmet County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Emmet County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.7%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
State:

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

12.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.3%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Armstrong:

46.1%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Armstrong:

23.5%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Armstrong:

5.5%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Armstrong:

32.7%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

57.0%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Armstrong:

73.9%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Armstrong, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 2$11,705$70,2300$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$8,854$53,1240$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,987$59,8441$70
Local Libraries 0$0 2$930
Totals for Government 5$25,545$61,3083$1,000

Armstrong government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $179,000 ($213.10)
    Regular Highways: $150,000 ($178.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $135,000 ($160.71)
    Police Protection: $125,000 ($148.81)
    Sewerage: $66,000 ($78.57)
    Financial Administration: $61,000 ($72.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($44.05)
    General Public Buildings: $33,000 ($39.29)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($30.95)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($28.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($23.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($17.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $13,000 ($15.48)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($7.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($13.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $75,000 ($89.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $175,000 ($208.33)

Armstrong government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $191,000 ($227.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000 ($65.48)
    Other: $12,000 ($14.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($9.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,000 ($7.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $21,000 ($25.00)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($7.14)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($2.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($141.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $115,000 ($136.90)
  • Tax - Property: $298,000 ($354.76)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $84,000 ($100.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $61,000 ($72.62)
    Other License: $2,000 ($2.38)

Armstrong government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000 ($285.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $215,000 ($255.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,000 ($29.76)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $209,000 ($248.81)
    Beginning: $162,000 ($192.86)

Armstrong government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $332,000 ($395.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,000 ($41.67)

5.08% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dickinson County, IA  0.82% ($28,194 average AGI)


6.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dickinson County, IA  0.93% ($43,056 average AGI)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.52% ($23,650)

Businesses in Armstrong, IA

  • Dairy Queen: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Armstrong:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • 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)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSUM (1370 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Armstrong:

  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220AQ (91.9 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Armstrong:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28AE (Channel 28; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: OGDEN BROADCASTING OF MINNESOTA, INC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Armstrong: John F. Thorson.

Armstrong fatal accident list:

Sep 30, 2001 08:00 PM, Sr-15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 6, 1998 02:25 PM, 8th St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 11, 1983 05:45 PM, Hwy 9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.5mTotal length
  • 3,060Total average daily traffic
  • 446Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,060Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Armstrong)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1746 500th Ave (Lat: 43.393056 Lon: -94.479167), Type: Silo, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: KAA571,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2013, Expiration Date: 03/26/2023, Certifier: Larry Lamack, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St., North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:
  • Lat: 43.398917 Lon: -94.479861, Call Sign: WQKR268,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/2009, Expiration Date: 08/19/2019, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2019, Certifier: Deb Obbink, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • MOBILE, Lat: 43.412750 Lon: -94.484944, Call Sign: WQST295,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.650 MHz, Grant Date: 11/12/2013, Expiration Date: 11/12/2023, Certifier: Terry L Luscombe, Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc, 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • Lat: 43.460778 Lon: -94.483306, Call Sign: WRJF645,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.862 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2020, Expiration Date: 08/21/2030, Certifier: Bob Mcconnell, Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, Int Of Hwy 15 & 9 (Lat: 43.395778 Lon: -94.475528), Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WNTN858,
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.550 MHz, Grant Date: 06/22/1992, Expiration Date: 06/22/1997, Cancellation Date: 03/10/1997, Phone: (507) 437-3154
  • SLC Elevator, 706 6th Street Po Box 286 (Lat: 43.393111 Lon: -94.478694), Type: Silo, Structure height: 53.1 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WQDK323,
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.500 MHz, Grant Date: 09/15/2005, Expiration Date: 02/01/2029, Certifier: Mark W Croom, Registrant: Minn-Iowa Christian Broadcasting, Inc., 12089 389th Avenue, Blue Earth, MN 56013, Phone: (507) 526-3233, Fax: (507) 526-3235, Email:
  • ARMSTRONG II, 5713 Hwy 9 (Lat: 43.385917 Lon: -94.459944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.4 m, Call Sign: WQOL596,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 11/08/2011, Expiration Date: 11/08/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ARMSTRONG GB, 5432 Highway 9 (Lat: 43.399222 Lon: -94.516028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 52 m, Overall height: 54.5 m, Call Sign: WQZS520, Licensee ID: L00276277,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/21/2017, Expiration Date: 07/21/2027, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2018, Certifier: John Einck, Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1031 Iowa St., Suite 769, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7474, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • James Wendler, 1593 570th Ave (Lat: 43.416778 Lon: -94.462861), Type: Silo, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WRDN608,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/12/2019, Expiration Date: 06/12/2029, Certifier: Corey Hauer, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K0AMB, Licensee ID: L00418950, Grant Date: 10/31/2011, Expiration Date: 11/14/2021, Certifier: Jack A Peterson, Registrant: Jack A Peterson, 300 9th St, Armstrong, IA 50514
  • Call Sign: N0AAI, Grant Date: 09/01/1998, Expiration Date: 09/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 09/02/2010, Registrant: Beatrice M Morrall, 125 Golf Course Dr, Armstrong, IA 50514
  • Call Sign: N0VHG, Previous Call Sign: KB0KRQ, Licensee ID: L00142698, Grant Date: 08/27/2013, Expiration Date: 10/26/2023, Registrant: John A Huttemeier, 105 Golf Course Dr, Armstrong, IA 50514

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 100 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1461R, N1461R, N-1461R, Serial Number: AA1B-0561, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 09/03/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 10/25/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Dawson Electric Works Inc, 308 470th St, Armstrong, IA 50514
  • Aircraft: HUNTING PERCIVAL AIRCRAFT LTD JET PROVOST 3A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Turbo-jet)
    N-Number: 387TW, N387TW, N-387TW, Serial Number: PAC/W/7474, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 08/05/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Iowa Lake Birds Of Prey LLC, 1042 570th Ave, Armstrong, IA 50514
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9396D, N9396D, N-9396D, Serial Number: 18-6673, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 10/27/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Michael Corderman, 1531 Highway 15, Armstrong, IA 50514

Most common first names in Armstrong, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2175.1 years
Robert1375.0 years
George1277.7 years
Mary1180.0 years
Donald973.1 years
William983.7 years
Frank875.1 years
Henry873.7 years
Alfred782.1 years
Florence785.3 years
Most common last names in Armstrong, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1680.4 years
Peterson1579.7 years
Anderson1273.3 years
Hansen983.6 years
Larson975.1 years
Olson783.3 years
Carlson781.7 years
Wegner775.6 years
Burgeson682.7 years
Mitchell674.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Armstrong, IA
  • 71.4%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.0%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Armstrong, IA
  • 40.3%Electricity
  • 38.8%Utility gas
  • 20.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Armstrong 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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