Battle Creek, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 700 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 340  (48.7%)
Females: 360  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  50.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 51006.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $39,167 (it was $31,029 in 2000)
Battle Creek:

$39,167
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $22,445 (it was $16,106 in 2000)

Battle Creek city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $48,773 (it was $37,600 in 2000)
Battle Creek:

$48,773
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $57,319; Detached houses: $59,068; Mobile homes: $11,071

Median gross rent in 2015: $528.

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  • Races in Battle Creek, IA (2010)

    Battle Creek races chart
    • 69096.8%White alone
    • 121.7%Hispanic
    • 60.8%Asian alone
    • 40.6%Black alone
    • 10.1%Two or more races

Races in Battle Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Battle Creek: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (63.8%), American (11.6%), Irish (2.7%), Dutch (2.3%), English (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/13/1880

Elevation: 1194 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,404 people per square mile   (low).

Battle Creek,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Battle Creek:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Battle Creek city:

  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

21 residents are foreign born (0.4% Europe).

This city:

3.0%
Iowa:

4.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Battle Creek, Iowa as of November 21, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Battle Creek to the number of sex offenders is 119 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $713 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $578 (1.4%)

Battle Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (42.5 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (76.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (407.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ida Grove, IA (2.6 miles ), Danbury, IA (2.9 miles ), Cushing, IA (3.3 miles ), Holstein, IA (3.5 miles ), Arthur, IA (3.6 miles ), Ricketts, IA (3.6 miles) , Schleswig, IA (3.7 miles ), Mapleton, IA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 95.60 W

Area code: 712

Battle Creek household income distribution Battle Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -80 (-9.7%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Battle Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Battle Creek, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Battle Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Battle Creek city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Battle Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.9 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 232.4 miles away from Battle Creek center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 232.9 miles away from the city 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 100.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.5 miles away from Battle Creek center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ida County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Battle Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Battle Creek:

  • WILLOW DALE WELLNESS VILLAGE (404 FIRST STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Battle Creek:

  • MORNINGSIDE REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; IDA GROVE, IA)
  • MAPLE HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MAPLETON, IA)
  • HEIGHTS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MAPLETON, IA)
  • CORRECTIONVILLE NURSING AND REHA (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CORRECTIONVILLE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Battle Creek:

  • Buena Vista University (about 31 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 40 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 73 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 73 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Wayne State College (about 73 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 73 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • University of South Dakota (about 75 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

Library in Battle Creek:

  • BATTLE CREEK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $14,357; Location: 115 MAIN ST; 7,066 books; 267 audio materials; 166 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 33 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Battle Creek: Battle Creek Community Ambulance Service (A), Battle Hill Museum of Natural History (B), Battle Creek City Police (C), Battle Creek City Fire Department (D), Battle Creek City Hall (E), Battle Creek Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Battle Creek include: Saint Johns Lutheran Church (A), Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Ida 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 2015: 10.3%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
27 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
44 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Battle Creek (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: Battle Creek Branch at 202-204 Second Street, branch established on 1978/06/19. Info updated 2008/08/28: Bank assets: $136.4 mil, Deposits: $118.6 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.3

Battle Creek travel time to work - commute Battle Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Battle Creek city (based on Ida County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,9549
Evangelical Protestant2,02910
Catholic9882
None1,118-
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: 2
Ida County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Ida County:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ida County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

11.1%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Battle Creek:

45.5%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.0%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Battle Creek:

26.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Battle Creek:

18.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Battle Creek:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

26.2%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Battle Creek:

57.2%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.1%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Battle Creek, 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 20$5,777
Police Protection - Officers 1$8,317$99,8040$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,249$36,9962$1,434
Water Supply 0$0 2$544
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,837
Totals for Government 4$17,566$52,69826$9,592

Battle Creek government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $152,000 ($217.14)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($108.57)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($71.43)
    Regular Highways: $45,000 ($64.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($61.43)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($21.43)
    Health Services - Other: $11,000 ($15.71)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($14.29)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($12.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($10.00)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($10.00)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($7.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($5.71)
    Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($1.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($7.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $4,000 ($5.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $101,000 ($144.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Battle Creek government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $61,000 ($87.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($67.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,000 ($24.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($20.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($18.57)
    Rents: $1,000 ($1.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $73,000 ($104.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $60,000 ($85.71)
    General Support: $13,000 ($18.57)
    All Other: $3,000 ($4.29)
  • Tax - Property: $119,000 ($170.00)
    NEC: $2,000 ($2.86)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($1.43)

Battle Creek government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($8.57)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $103,000 ($147.14)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $58,000 ($82.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $148,000 ($211.43)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($8.57)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $13,000 ($18.57)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $400,000 ($571.43)

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Woodbury County, IA  0.70% ($28,700 average AGI)
from Sac County, IA  0.56% ($31,438)
from Cherokee County, IA  0.46% ($18,615)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Woodbury County, IA  0.91% ($33,462 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, IA  0.53% ($15,200)
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.49% ($18,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Battle Creek:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Battle Creek:

  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZSR (102.3 FM; ONAWA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Battle Creek:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 2,110Total average daily traffic
  • 190Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,914Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 805 5th St In (Lat: 42.318889 Lon: -95.604444), Call Sign: KNFA575, Licensee ID: L00455256
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.6000 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/2002, Expiration Date: 03/31/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012Registrant: Hayes, Robert J:hayes, Joseph F Dba Hayes Oil Company, Battle Creek, IA 51006, Phone: (712) 365-4860

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BATTLE CREEK, IA, Lat: 42.321528 Lon: -95.665639, Call Sign: WPSD691
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.381 MHz, 956.381 MHzGrant Date: 03/16/2011, Expiration Date: 03/21/2021, Certifier: Chris JeromeRegistrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 106 E. 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801, Phone: (563) 333-8567, Fax: (563) 333-8558, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0OJ, Licensee ID: L01186238, Grant Date: 08/25/2006, Expiration Date: 11/22/2016, Certifier: Glenn S Goodenow, Registrant: Glenn S Goodenow, 2707 Carriage Ave, Battle Creek, IA 51006
  • Call Sign: KC0WEW, Licensee ID: L01129838, Grant Date: 03/30/2016, Expiration Date: 03/30/2026, Certifier: Edward J Sohm, Registrant: Edward J Sohm, 2305 Eagle Ave, Battle Creek, IA 51006

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8969J , Serial Number: 28-2992, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/03/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Ida County Flyers Inc, 608 6th St, Battle Creek, IA 51006

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

BATTLE CREEK WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 718, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Most common first names in Battle Creek, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1384.7 years
William1382.4 years
Arthur1077.3 years
John877.1 years
George874.4 years
Robert880.7 years
Anna789.7 years
Henry784.7 years
Florence790.0 years
Donald671.5 years
Most common last names in Battle Creek, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schultz1377.7 years
Schmidt1179.7 years
Smith979.0 years
Jensen877.5 years
Albers783.4 years
Johnson784.3 years
Schumacher779.6 years
Goodenow687.6 years
Nielsen681.0 years
Petersen679.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Battle Creek 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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