Barnum, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 95  (50.7%)
Females: 94  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  25.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50518

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,376 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Barnum:

$43,376
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,880 (it was $12,252 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $107,904 (it was $49,600 in 2000)
Barnum:

$107,904
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $90,586; Detached houses: $94,895; Mobile homes: $43,587

Median gross rent in 2016: $695.

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    • 18898.4%White alone
    • 21.0%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barnum: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.9%), Irish (11.6%), English (7.4%), Czech (6.6%), American (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/29/1894

Elevation: 1170 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 597 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Barnum:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barnum city:

  • Never married: 34.7%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 4.2%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Barnum, Iowa as of December 13, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Barnum to the number of sex offenders is 286 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $931 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,025 (1.1%)

Barnum satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (50.1 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (121.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (345.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Clare, IA (2.4 miles) , Moorland, IA (2.4 miles) , Knierim, IA (2.4 miles) , Manson, IA (3.0 miles ), Fort Dodge, IA (3.1 miles ), Somers, IA (3.1 miles) , Pioneer, IA (3.2 miles) , Callender, IA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $160,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $65,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.51 N, Longitude: 94.36 W

Area code: 515

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

3.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+21.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (36%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)

Average climate in Barnum, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Barnum-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the Barnum city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/8/1967, a category F4 tornado 9.5 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Barnum-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller 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 234.0 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 279.7 miles away from Barnum center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 231.3 miles away from the city center
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 441.2 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 239.1 miles away from Barnum center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 162.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Webster County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Barnum:

  • FRIENDSHIP HAVEN, INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • FORT DODGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MANSON (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MANSON, IA)
  • TRINITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF FORT DODGE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • TRINITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barnum:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 9 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 44 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa State University (about 50 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 67 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 68 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 73 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 78 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

Public elementary/middle school in Barnum:

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Webster 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: 27.9%
(27.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.7%
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:

6.7
Iowa average:

10.4

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Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Barnum city (based on Webster County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,41429
Evangelical Protestant7,05832
Catholic7,0561
Other8934
Black Protestant1322
None13,460-
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: 7
Webster County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Webster County:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

28.0%
Iowa:

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

15.6%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Barnum:

43.4%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.1%
Iowa:

22.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Barnum:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Barnum:

26.9%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

58.7%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Barnum:

84.2%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Barnum, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$600
Water Supply 0$0 2$630
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,230

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($100.53)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($95.24)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($68.78)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($52.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($37.04)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($31.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($15.87)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($10.58)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($10.58)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($37.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($68.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($26.46)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,000 ($89.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($42.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($21.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($95.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($84.66)
    General Support: $3,000 ($15.87)
  • Tax - Property: $35,000 ($185.19)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($37.04)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $98,000 ($518.52)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $120,000 ($634.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($158.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $98,000 ($518.52)
    Other, NEC: $90,000 ($476.19)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $151,000 ($798.94)

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
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 Calhoun County, IA  0.34% ($34,979 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.33% ($30,652)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.30% ($24,095)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Polk County, IA  0.62% ($45,264 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, IA  0.37% ($48,765)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.27% ($28,684)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barnum:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barnum:

  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)

TV broadcast stations around Barnum:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, 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
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  • 0mTotal length
  • 10Total average daily traffic
  • 10Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Barnum)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 3.5 Mi N (Lat: 42.506917 Lon: -94.366083), Call Sign: KSG828, Licensee ID: L00096753
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.475 MHzGrant Date: 02/05/2013, Expiration Date: 04/24/2023Registrant: Condon, Thomas E
  • 3 Mi South & 1 East Of (Lat: 42.499972 Lon: -94.369417), Call Sign: WRG433
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHzGrant Date: 04/29/2014, Expiration Date: 07/10/2024Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 1370 200th St (Lat: 42.502194 Lon: -94.369694), Call Sign: WNLB550
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.875 MHzGrant Date: 02/08/2013, Expiration Date: 02/19/2023, Certifier: Timothy CoppingerRegistrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 1241 180th St (Lat: 42.535167 Lon: -94.395278), Call Sign: WQQR905
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.787 MHzGrant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 02/20/2023, Certifier: Jay CollinsRegistrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BARNUM, 1926 Fairbanks Road (Lat: 42.512417 Lon: -94.343444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQMD974
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/12/2010, Expiration Date: 07/12/2020, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2015, Certifier: John E RooneyRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9126W , Serial Number: 28-10743, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Gene G Black, 1343 220th St, Barnum, IA 50518

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (89%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Barnum compared to Iowa state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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