Athelstan, Iowa

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Population in 2010: 19. Population change since 2000: +5.6%
Males: (50.0%)
Females: 10  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  31.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50836

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,489 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Athelstan:

$33,489
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,018 (it was $13,737 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $35,063 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Athelstan:

$35,063
IA:

$126,900
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Athelstan: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (48.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/28/1895

Elevation: 1075 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 147 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Athelstan:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athelstan city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Athelstan, Iowa as of November 24, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Athelstan to the number of sex offenders is 19 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Athelstan city:  0.9% ($199)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)

Athelstan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (58.5 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (90.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (367.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blockton, IA (2.1 miles) , Sheridan, MO (2.3 miles) , Redding, IA (2.9 miles) , Irena, MO (2.9 miles) , Grant City, MO (3.0 miles ), Maloy, IA (3.1 miles) , Parnell, MO (3.2 miles) , Bedford, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 94.54 W

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

2.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Athelstan, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Athelstan-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Athelstan city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 tornado 26.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athelstan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.2 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 53.0 miles away from Athelstan center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 374.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 357.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 22.0 miles away from Athelstan center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 376.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Athelstan:

  • TAYLOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)
  • BEDFORD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athelstan:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 24 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 58 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Highland Community College (about 63 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 82 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 83 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Drake University (about 86 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Creighton University (about 88 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)

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Taylor 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: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  33.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Athelstan city (based on Taylor County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,57812
Evangelical Protestant55013
Catholic2442
Other1962
None2,749-
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
Taylor County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

15.4%
State:

14.5%

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
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 Union County, IA  0.55% ($21,308 average AGI)
from Page County, IA  0.47% ($21,455)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.47% ($35,364)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Page County, IA  1.10% ($46,269 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.68% ($23,563)
to Adams County, IA  0.59% ($33,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Athelstan:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athelstan:

  • KXCV (90.5 FM; MARYVILLE, MO; Owner: NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV.)
  • KKBZ (99.3 FM; CLARINDA, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KNIM-FM (97.1 FM; MARYVILLE, MO; Owner: NODAWAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 620Total average daily traffic
  • 979Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Wood (25%)

Athelstan compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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