Barnes City, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 176 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.4%
 
Males: 104  (59.6%)
Females: 72  (40.4%)
Median resident age:  43.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50027, 50171.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,457 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Barnes City:

$47,457
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,848 (it was $14,135 in 2000)

Barnes City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $53,148 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
Barnes City:

$53,148
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $78,567; Detached houses: $82,104; Mobile homes: $28,225

Median gross rent in 2016: $613.

  • Races in Barnes City, IA (2010)

    Barnes City races chart
    • 17599.4%White alone
    • 10.6%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barnes City: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.8%), Irish (12.5%), Swedish (12.5%), American (7.5%), Dutch (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1899

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 294 people per square mile   (very low).

Barnes City,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Barnes City:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barnes City city:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 20.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Barnes City, Iowa as of December 13, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Barnes City to the number of sex offenders is 267 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $539 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $610 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (49.9 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (184.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (248.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gibson, IA (2.1 miles) , Montezuma, IA (2.5 miles ), Deep River, IA (2.6 miles ), Thornburg, IA (2.8 miles) , What Cheer, IA (3.1 miles ), New Sharon, IA (3.1 miles ), Guernsey, IA (3.4 miles) , Keswick, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 92.47 W

Area code: 641

Barnes City household income distribution Barnes City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-9.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (45%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (33%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Barnes City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Barnes City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Barnes City city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 32.4 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barnes City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 321.9 miles away from the city 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 305.3 miles away from Barnes City center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.9 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 338.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 348.5 miles away from Barnes City center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 322.4 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 Mahaska County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Barnes City:

  • MONTEZUMA NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)
  • SENIOR HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barnes City:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 33 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 50 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 51 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 61 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 62 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 65 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 70 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

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Notable locations in Barnes City: Barnes City Volunteer Fire Department (A), Barnes City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barnes City include: Christian Church (A), Barnes City United Methodist Church (B), Barnes City Community Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Barnes City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Mahaska 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 2016: 10.9%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.4

Barnes City travel time to work - commute Barnes City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Barnes City city (based on Mahaska County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,49720
Evangelical Protestant4,03926
Catholic1,0401
Other3552
None12,450-
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: 4
Mahaska County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Mahaska County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Mahaska County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mahaska County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

16.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

37.2%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

34.2%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Barnes City:

12.1%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.8%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Barnes City:

47.4%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.6%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Barnes City, IA Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$34
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$497
Totals for Government 0$0 9$531

Barnes City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $23,000 ($130.68)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($170.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($73.86)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($62.50)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($39.77)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($34.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($11.36)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($11.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($11.36)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($11.36)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.68)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($22.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.68)

Barnes City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($79.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($45.45)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($17.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($181.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($90.91)
    General Support: $3,000 ($17.05)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($125.00)
    Total General Sales: $12,000 ($68.18)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.68)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.68)

Barnes City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($73.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($45.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($28.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $149,000 ($846.59)

5.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Wapello County, IA  0.85% ($35,377 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.63% ($28,157)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.50% ($26,927)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Marion County, IA  0.74% ($39,917 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.55% ($34,089)
to Wapello County, IA  0.44% ($29,917)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barnes City:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barnes City:

  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Barnes City:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 5,649Total average daily traffic
  • 408Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,893Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE0FSW, Licensee ID: L01965657, Grant Date: 09/10/2015, Expiration Date: 09/10/2025, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2016, Certifier: Ralph E Beck, Registrant: Ralph E Beck, Barnes City, IA 50027
  • Call Sign: AB0EB, Previous Call Sign: KE0FSW, Licensee ID: L01965657, Grant Date: 01/05/2016, Expiration Date: 01/05/2026, Certifier: Ralph E Beck, Registrant: Ralph E Beck, Barnes City, IA 50027

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

  • BARNES CITY WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 176, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Most common first names in Barnes City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John572.2 years
James572.0 years
Paul475.5 years
William483.0 years
Fred374.0 years
Clarence376.3 years
Roy372.6 years
Ruth381.9 years
Walter373.4 years
Charles272.0 years
Most common last names in Barnes City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stevens978.0 years
Riggs678.2 years
Sanders583.2 years
Johnson478.7 years
Allen379.7 years
Grife374.6 years
Kinzebach361.4 years
Draughn364.0 years
Sampson388.3 years
Smith356.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Barnes City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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