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Population in 2012: 68 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.8%
 

Males: 33  (49.0%)
Females: 35  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  47.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52073

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,126 (it was $40,625 in 2000)
Balltown:

$54,126
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,477

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,775 (it was $96,700 in 2000)
Balltown:

$135,775
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $144,444; Detached houses: $144,444

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  • White alone - 67 (98.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Balltown: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (63.1%), Irish (9.2%), Norwegian (7.7%), Czech (3.1%), United States (3.1%), English (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/22/1933

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 1,149 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Balltown:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Balltown city:

  • Never married: 2.2%
  • Now married: 80.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.2%
  • Divorced: 2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,400 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,225 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (13.1 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (80.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (172.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rickardsville, IA (2.0 miles) , Sherrill, IA (2.2 miles) , North Buena Vista, IA (2.3 miles) , Holy Cross, IA (2.6 miles ), Durango, IA (2.7 miles) , Cassville, WI (2.8 miles ), Potosi, WI (2.9 miles ), Graf, IA (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 42.64 N, Longitude: 90.87 W

Balltown household income distribution Balltown home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-3.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (77%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)


Average climate in Balltown, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Balltown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the Balltown city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/9/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Balltown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dubuque County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Balltown:

  • HERITAGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • WEST 32ND COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • HACIENDA COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balltown:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 21 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 6,352)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 50 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 63 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 65 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Ashford University (about 65 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 46,717)
  • Luther College (about 67 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • University of Iowa (about 76 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)

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Church in Balltown: Balltown Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Dubuque 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 36.3. This is about average.
City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.0%

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Balltown compared to Iowa 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above 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


Balltown travel time to work - commute


Balltown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Balltown city (based on Dubuque County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.29%
Here78.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents82.9%5.0%3.0%2.2%1.9%
Congregations41.7%9.7%9.7%4.2%5.6%
NameUnited Church of ChristSalvation ArmyLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%0.7%0.6%0.4%1.5%
Congregations6.9%1.4%1.4%1.4%18.1%
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: 11
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Dubuque County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dubuque County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
This county:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 90
Dubuque County:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dubuque County:

12.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$19
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$128
Sewerage 0$0 3$102
Totals for Government 0$0 11$249

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $289,000 ($4250.00)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($102.94)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($58.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($58.82)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($29.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($29.41)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($14.71)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($14.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $6,000 ($88.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($58.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($14.71)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($176.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $183,000 ($2691.18)
    Housing & Community Development: $25,000 ($367.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($88.24)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($58.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($88.24)
    General Support: $1,000 ($14.71)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $7,000 ($102.94)
    Property: $1,000 ($14.71)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $98,000 ($1441.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $98,000 ($1441.18)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $169,000 ($2485.29)

4.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

0.07%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.39% ($29,326 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  0.28% ($31,760)
from Jackson County, IA  0.26% ($33,473)


4.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($60 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Linn County, IA  0.28% ($33,094 average AGI)
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.27% ($139,806)
to Jackson County, IA  0.26% ($30,933)

Strongest AM radio stations in Balltown:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Balltown:

  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KDST (99.3 FM; DYERSVILLE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Balltown:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Robert Leedham, 3 Mi Sw On Gravel Rd (Lat: 42.634722 Lon: -90.873889), Type: 42.1, Overall height: 42.1 m
    Registrant: 9135514568, Jerry.Elmore@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVENUE
  • Robert Leedham, 3 Mi Sw On Gravel Rd (Lat: 42.634722 Lon: -90.873889), Type: 42.1, Overall height: 42.1 m
    Registrant: 9135514568, Jerry.Elmore@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVENUE
  • 3 Mi Sw Ongravel Rd (Lat: 42.634722 Lon: -90.873889), Type: 42.1, Overall height: 42.1 m
    Registrant: 9135734658, , 4515KANSAS AVENUE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, 3 Mi Sw On Gravel Rd From (Lat: 42.634694 Lon: -90.874000), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WOM49
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/1998, Expiration Date: 06/24/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2008
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Balltown, 0.3 Mi Sw Of Balltown Ia (Lat: 42.634694 Lon: -90.874000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 42.1 m, Call Sign: WPOM528, Licensee ID: L00135274
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/2000, Expiration Date: 02/28/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2010, Certifier: Mary Mcdermott
    Registrant: Pathnet, Inc. - Debtor In Possession, 1661 Gateway Blvd., Richardson, TX 75080, Phone: (972) 690-9933, Fax: (972) 231-0728
  • Balltown, 3 Mi Sw On Gravel Rd (Lat: 42.634722 Lon: -90.874028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.1 m, Call Sign: WPQN598
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2010, Expiration Date: 06/20/2020, Certifier: Steven Capell
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:


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