Ayrshire, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 134 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -33.7%
Males: 70  (52.3%)
Females: 64  (47.7%)
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50515.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $23,359 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Ayrshire:

$23,359
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,652 (it was $13,371 in 2000)

Ayrshire city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $32,898 (it was $24,700 in 2000)
Ayrshire:

$32,898
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $85,534; detached houses: $85,283

Median gross rent in 2019: $443.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ayrshire: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.2%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ayrshire, Iowa as of October 15, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ayrshire is 137 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (76.1%), Swedish (4.5%), Danish (3.0%), Norwegian (3.0%), American (1.5%), Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/20/1895

Elevation: 1320 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 644 people per square mile   (low).

Ayrshire, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $780 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $409 (1.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Ayrshire, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ayrshire, IA in 2019
Ayrshire satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+4.1%).
Most common industries in Ayrshire, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (25.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.6%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (41.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (12.5%)
  • Truck transportation (8.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (15.4%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.1%)
  • Machinery (5.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Ayrshire, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (27.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)
  • Construction laborers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (17.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Child care workers (7.7%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.1%)

Average climate in Ayrshire, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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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 9.3 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 9.3 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 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ayrshire-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 78% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Ayrshire-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 165% 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 191.5 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 243.0 miles away from Ayrshire center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from the city 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 470.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.0 miles away from Ayrshire 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 190.0 miles away from Ayrshire 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 Palo Alto County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, 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).
Ayrshire topographic map

Hospitals and 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 Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • LAKESIDE LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • LAURENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LAURENS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ayrshire:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 26 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 34 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 50 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 86 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 87 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 88 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 88 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

Points of interest:

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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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ayrshire that have no violations reported:

  • AYRSHIRE WATER WORKS (Address: 1502 SILVER AVE , Population served: 149, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

For population 15 years and over in Ayrshire:

Marital status in Ayrshire, IA
  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 20.0%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 35.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ayrshire:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,00812
Catholic2,7987
Evangelical Protestant1,4449
Other--
None2,171-
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: 5
This county:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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:
This county:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$2,075
Totals for Government 0$0 1$2,075

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,000 ($156.72)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($111.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($104.48)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($67.16)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($52.24)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($14.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,000 ($67.16)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($82.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($59.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $32,000 ($238.81)
    Highways: $11,000 ($82.09)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($149.25)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,000 ($82.09)

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

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $230,000 ($1716.42)

5.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
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 Clay County, IA  0.67% ($39,625 average AGI)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.61% ($44,682)
from Emmet County, IA  0.56% ($23,650)


6.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
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 Clay County, IA  0.89% ($48,844 average AGI)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.75% ($34,000)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 34.8mTotal length
  • 14,390Total average daily traffic
  • 561Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,390Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ayrshire, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 41960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ayrshire, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • AYRSHIRE TANK, 1200 Campbell St (Ayrshire Tank) (Lat: 43.038361 Lon: -94.832444), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WPIE605,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2014, Expiration Date: 05/18/2024, Certifier: Randy Van Dyke, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

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: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WB0EJB, Licensee ID: L00226805, Grant Date: 08/06/2005, Expiration Date: 08/17/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2017, Registrant: Louis G Wigen Jr, 4242 370th Ave, Ayrshire, IA 50515-8507
  • Call Sign: KE0CLR, Licensee ID: L01908630, Grant Date: 12/04/2014, Expiration Date: 12/04/2024, Certifier: Michael M Studer, Registrant: Michael M Studer, 1305 Silver Lake Ave, Ayrshire, IA 50515

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ayrshire, IA
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 42.5%Electricity
  • 5.0%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ayrshire, IA
  • 48.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 40.7%Electricity
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Utility gas


Ayrshire compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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