Arthur, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 205 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.3%
 
Males: 106  (51.9%)
Females: 99  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51431.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,150 (it was $25,833 in 2000)
Arthur:

$37,150
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,765 (it was $14,007 in 2000)

Arthur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,106 (it was $43,200 in 2000)
Arthur:

$49,106
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $625.

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  • Races in Arthur, IA (2010)

    Arthur races chart
    • 20298.1%White alone
    • 31.5%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arthur: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.6%), Swedish (13.3%), English (8.8%), Irish (8.8%), United States (7.1%), Dutch (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/21/1897

Elevation: 1290 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,339 people per square mile   (low).

Arthur,IA real estate house value index trend

Arthur, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Arthur:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arthur city:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $576 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $657 (1.6%)

Arthur satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (54.7 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (81.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Odebolt, IA (2.3 miles ), Ida Grove, IA (2.5 miles ), Kiron, IA (3.1 miles ), Schaller, IA (3.4 miles ), Galva, IA (3.5 miles ), Schleswig, IA (3.6 miles ), Battle Creek, IA (3.6 miles ), Early, IA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.34 N, Longitude: 95.35 W

Area code: 712

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

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -26 (-9.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Arthur, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Arthur-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.3 miles away from the Arthur city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 tornado 32.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arthur-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% 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 233.2 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 183.3 miles away from Arthur center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 242.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 112.8 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) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from Arthur center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.2 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 Ida County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arthur topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Arthur:

  • ODEBOLT NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ODEBOLT, IA)
  • MORNINGSIDE REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; IDA GROVE, IA)
  • TWILIGHT ACRES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WALL LAKE, IA)
  • BLACKHAWK LIFE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LAKE VIEW, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arthur:

  • Buena Vista University (about 23 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 53 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 60 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 78 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 78 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 79 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Creighton University (about 81 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)

Library in Arthur:

  • ARTHUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,011; Location: 224 S MAIN ST; 11,498 books; 240 audio materials; 779 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 27 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Arthur: Arthur (A), Farmers Co-op Elevator (B), Arthur City Hall (C), Arthur First Responders (D), Arthur Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Arthur include: Evangelical Free Church (A), Methodist Church (B), Winebrenner Church of God (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Ida 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 2013: 5.9%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Arthur (2011 data):

  • United Bank of Iowa: Arthur Branch at 109 West 3rd Avenue, branch established on 1961/04/01. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Arthur city (based on Ida County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,9549
Evangelical Protestant2,02910
Catholic9882
None1,118-
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: 2
Ida County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Ida County:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

11.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ida County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

11.1%
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 1$1,200
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$3,000
Water Supply 0$0 1$3,000
Local Libraries 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 0$0 4$7,700

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $40,000 ($195.12)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($146.34)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($73.17)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($73.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($68.29)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($43.90)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($14.63)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($9.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($58.54)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $21,000 ($102.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($14.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($117.07)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($82.93)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($68.29)
    All Other: $2,000 ($9.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($92.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($68.29)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($43.90)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($9.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($185.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($97.56)
    General Support: $7,000 ($34.15)
    All Other: $5,000 ($24.39)
  • Tax - Property: $56,000 ($273.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $208,000 ($1014.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $85,000 ($414.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $108,000 ($526.83)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($73.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $218,000 ($1063.41)

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Woodbury County, IA  0.70% ($28,700 average AGI)
from Sac County, IA  0.56% ($31,438)
from Cherokee County, IA  0.46% ($18,615)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Woodbury County, IA  0.91% ($33,462 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, IA  0.53% ($15,200)
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.49% ($18,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arthur:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arthur:

  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Arthur:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • 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.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Arthur fatal accident list:

Feb 12, 1987 09:45 PM, Hwy 175, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 2,160Total average daily traffic
  • 302Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,769Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Chris J Jerome, 2330 Orchard Ave (Lat: 42.364389 Lon: -95.380389), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 19093 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 5633338567, Cjjerome@midamerican.Com, 666 GRAND AVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 42.329722 Lon: -95.342500, Call Sign: WQLM293
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.200 MHz, 466.075 MHz, 466.225 MHz, 469.600 MHz, 469.725 MHzGrant Date: 03/06/2010, Expiration Date: 03/06/2020, Certifier: Sheryl CorriganRegistrant: Flint Hills Resources, LP, 4111 East 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67201, Phone: (316) 828-7373, Fax: (316) 828-9120, Email:
  • 2585 Quail Avenue (Lat: 42.329556 Lon: -95.342528), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQRF786
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.825 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2013, Expiration Date: 05/03/2023, Certifier: Sheryl CorriganRegistrant: Flint Hills Resources Arthur, LLC, 4111 East 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67201, Phone: (316) 828-7373, Fax: (316) 828-9120, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE0CPH, Licensee ID: L01911811, Grant Date: 12/22/2014, Expiration Date: 12/22/2024, Certifier: Joshua P Ernzen, Registrant: Joshua P Ernzen, 108 South Main Street, Arthur, IA 51431

Most common first names in Arthur, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Margaret686.3 years
Helen577.4 years
George376.6 years
Alice387.6 years
Hans375.0 years
Arthur386.6 years
James379.3 years
Earl372.3 years
Bertha381.3 years
John387.0 years
Most common last names in Arthur, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson979.2 years
Linman878.6 years
Noll680.8 years
Hemer486.8 years
Love472.1 years
Estep482.2 years
Lippincott477.2 years
Druivenga377.0 years
Hedum379.6 years
Parks380.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (30%)

Arthur 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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