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Population in 2013: 913 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.7%
 
Males: 436  (47.8%)
Females: 477  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50514.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,084 (it was $35,446 in 2000)
Armstrong:

$49,084
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,415 (it was $16,221 in 2000)

Armstrong city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,959 (it was $44,900 in 2000)
Armstrong:

$74,959
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $62,295; Detached houses: $63,300; Townhouses or other attached units: $71,364; In 2-unit structures: $52,126; Mobile homes: $18,617

Median gross rent in 2012: $458.

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  • White alone - 906 (97.8%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Armstrong: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.7%), Norwegian (12.3%), Danish (10.5%), Irish (7.2%), English (5.9%), Swedish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/30/1895

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 1,112 people per square mile   (low).

Armstrong,IA real estate house value index trend

Armstrong, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Armstrong:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Armstrong city:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $869 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $864 (1.4%)

Armstrong satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.40 N, Longitude: 94.48 W

Area code: 712

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

3.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-2.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Armstrong, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 near Iowa state average. It is 80% 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 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, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.2 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 Armstrong center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.6 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 Emmet County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Armstrong topographic map

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

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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:

See full list of schools located in Armstrong

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.0%
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

Armstrong compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

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 Armstrong city (based on Emmet County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.74%
Here: 77.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents42.4%18.4%15.0%9.3%5.6%
Congregations32.0%8.0%16.0%16.0%4.0%
NameLutheran ChurchBaptist General ConferenceChurch of the NazareneFree Methodist Church of North AmericaOther
Adherents4.2%2.6%1.0%0.6%0.7%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%4.0%8.0%
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: 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.
State:

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

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Emmet County:

28.7%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
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
Financial Administration 1$3,214$38,5680$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$302
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,388$52,6560$0
Water Supply 1$3,230$38,7600$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$977
Totals for Government 3$10,832$43,3288$1,279

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $134,000 ($146.77)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $142,000 ($155.53)
    General - Other: $119,000 ($130.34)
    Police Protection: $117,000 ($128.15)
    Housing & Community Development: $68,000 ($74.48)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($59.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $53,000 ($58.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000 ($53.67)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($35.05)
    Financial Administration: $29,000 ($31.76)
    Libraries: $22,000 ($24.10)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($4.38)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($3.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($3.29)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($2.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($28.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $37,000 ($40.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $160,000 ($175.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($3.29)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $71,000 ($77.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000 ($58.05)
    All Other: $11,000 ($12.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($5.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $68,000 ($74.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($4.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($14.24)
    Rents: $4,000 ($4.38)
    Property Sale Other: $4,000 ($4.38)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($3.29)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($1.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $102,000 ($111.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $80,000 ($87.62)
    General Support: $23,000 ($25.19)
    All Other: $3,000 ($3.29)
  • Tax - Property: $197,000 ($215.77)
    Total General Sales: $66,000 ($72.29)
    Public Utilities: $17,000 ($18.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($1.10)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($49.29)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $509,000 ($557.50)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $160,000 ($175.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $183,000 ($200.44)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($43.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $396,000 ($433.73)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $90,000 ($98.58)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($5.48)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $319,000 ($349.40)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $33,000 ($36.14)

5.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
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 Dickinson County, IA  0.67% ($30,615 average AGI)
from Martin County, MN  0.34% ($59,231)
from Clay County, IA  0.28% ($32,091)


7.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
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 Dickinson County, IA  1.04% ($25,780 average AGI)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.56% ($23,545)
to Clay County, IA  0.46% ($24,944)

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)

Armstrong fatal accident list:

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

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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
    Registrant: 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: 02/01/2021, 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, 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • 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: N0TGC, Licensee ID: L00494962
    Grant Date: 04/03/2002, Expiration Date: 06/30/2012
    Registrant: Matthew J Larsen, Box 344, Armstrong, IA 50514
  • Call Sign: N0VHG, Previous Call Sign: KB0KRQ, Licensee ID: L00142698
    Grant Date: 08/07/2003, Expiration Date: 10/26/2013
    Registrant: John A Huttemeier, 105 Golf Course Dr, Armstrong, IA 50514

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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 , Serial Number: AA1B-0561, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 09/03/1975
    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 , Serial Number: PAC/W/7474, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1997
    Registrant (Corporation): Iowa Lake Birds Of Prey Inc, 1042 570th Ave, Armstrong, IA 50514
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 76451 , Serial Number: 10883, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Michael L Corderman, 1531 Highway 15, Armstrong, IA 50514

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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

Businesses in Armstrong, IA

  • Dairy Queen: 1

Armstrong on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
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  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #6 (50514) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
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