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Ayrshire: Opened in 1920 and abandoned several years ago, the Ayrshire High School has served its community well, but clearly has witnessed days more wondrous. Presumably, higher-ups in the area’s school system were never educated on the importance of preserving a small community’s history. Ayrshire: “We are products of our environment” and this imaginative and stylized turkey sculpture – constructed entirely from farm cast-offs -- is a shining, (okay, rusty), example of the well-founded adage.
 

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Population in 2012: 142 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -29.7%
Males: 76  (53.5%)
Females: 66  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  48.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50515.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,168 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Ayrshire:

$24,168
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,144

Ayrshire city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $31,113 (it was $24,700 in 2000)
Ayrshire:

$31,113
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $33,834; Detached houses: $33,834

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ayrshire: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.0%), English (13.1%), Norwegian (10.3%), Irish (8.3%), Swedish (5.5%), Dutch (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/20/1895

Elevation: 1320 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 682 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ayrshire:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ayrshire city:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 28.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 18.2%
  • Divorced: 20.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $328 (1.3%)

Ayrshire satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (87.6 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (137.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (374.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Curlew, IA (2.5 miles) , Ruthven, IA (2.7 miles ), Emmetsburg, IA (3.0 miles ), Gillett Grove, IA (3.2 miles) , Mallard, IA (3.2 miles ), Webb, IA (3.3 miles) , Dickens, IA (3.4 miles ), Laurens, IA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 43.04 N, Longitude: 94.83 W

Area code: 712

Ayrshire household income distribution Ayrshire home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+4.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (48%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Information (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (27%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (18%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Ayrshire-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 164% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Ayrshire city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 tornado 31.1 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Palo Alto County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ayrshire:

  • RUTHVEN COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RUTHVEN, IA)
  • EMMETSBURG CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • PALO ALTO COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 10 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Ayrshire, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ayrshire:

  • Buena Vista University (about 34 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 50 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 86 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 88 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 88 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Iowa State University (about 93 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 99 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)

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Notable locations in Ayrshire: West Bend Elevator Company Elevator (A), Silver Lake Fire and Rescue (B), Ayrshire City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ayrshire include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Sacred Heart Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Palo Alto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.8. This is about average.
City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.21
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ayrshire and their reported violations in the past:

AYRSHIRE WATER WORKS (Population served: 216, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-07-2003), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2003), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2003), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2002 and JUL-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-14-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2003)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.1%

Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  45.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ayrshire compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ayrshire travel time to work - commute


Ayrshire mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ayrshire city (based on Palo Alto County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 92.94%
Here92.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents38.9%22.1%17.9%13.2%7.9%
Congregations23.1%23.1%19.2%19.2%15.4%
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: 5
Palo Alto County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Palo Alto County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Palo Alto County:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Alto County:

27.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 7$163
Water Supply 0$0 1$353
Totals for Government 0$0 8$516

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $33,000 ($232.39)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($91.55)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($77.46)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($77.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($49.30)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($21.13)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($14.08)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($14.08)
    Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($7.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.04)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,000 ($14.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($14.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($14.08)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($7.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($70.42)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($70.42)
    All Other: $3,000 ($21.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($14.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($225.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($112.68)
    General Support: $3,000 ($21.13)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($119.72)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($56.34)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.04)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $61,000 ($429.58)

5.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clay County, IA  0.67% ($23,250 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.48% ($22,529)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.48% ($33,059)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clay County, IA  0.83% ($33,933 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.50% ($27,944)
to Emmet County, IA  0.36% ($23,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ayrshire:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Ayrshire:

  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KICD-FM (107.7 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Ayrshire:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Emmetsburg (MWW), 2 Mi N 1.25 Mi E (Lat: 43.068333 Lon: -94.807222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN364
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/14/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Dennis Miller
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Brian Fingerson, 2 Mi N 1.25 Mi E (Lat: 43.068333 Lon: -94.807222), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG
  • James E McDonald, 2 Mi N 1.25 Mi E (Lat: 43.068333 Lon: -94.807222), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F02-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Jerri L Janjua, 2 Mi N 1.25 Mi E (Lat: 43.068333 Lon: -94.807222), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F02-A
  • 2 Mi N 1.25 Mi E (Lat: 43.068333 Lon: -94.807222), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 3036943234, , 8350 E CRESCENT PKY STE 400

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • EMMETSBURG, 2 Mi N 1.25 Mi E (Lat: 43.068333 Lon: -94.807222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQPP498
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/2012, Expiration Date: 07/12/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WB0EJA, Licensee ID: L00226210
    Grant Date: 08/06/2005, Expiration Date: 08/17/2015
    Registrant: Elaine M Wigen, 4242 370th Ave, Ayrshire, IA 50515-8507
  • Call Sign: WB0EJB, Licensee ID: L00226805
    Grant Date: 08/06/2005, Expiration Date: 08/17/2015
    Registrant: Louis G Wigen Jr, 4242 370th Ave, Ayrshire, IA 50515-8507



Most common first names in Ayrshire, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert574.4 years
Margaret585.8 years
John483.7 years
Harry374.0 years
Hazel381.6 years
William375.3 years
Elmer382.0 years
James376.0 years
Joe370.7 years
Lawrence383.4 years
Most common last names in Ayrshire, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson872.5 years
Rouse681.3 years
Schmidt579.2 years
Cox468.5 years
Johnson469.2 years
Alexander378.0 years
Conlon378.7 years
Antoine376.7 years
Garrelts382.0 years
Dyer387.3 years

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