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Population in 2012: 48 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 

Males: 23  (48.0%)
Females: 25  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50212

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,044 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Beaver:

$61,044
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,535

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,462 (it was $27,800 in 2000)
Beaver:

$44,462
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $48,200; Detached houses: $48,200

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beaver: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.7%), English (14.3%), Irish (8.6%), Czech (5.7%), Dutch (5.7%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/5/1912

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 187 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Beaver:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beaver city:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

4 residents are foreign born (16.0% Europe, 12.0% Asia).

This city:  16.0%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,000 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $300 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (26.2 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (110.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (332.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grand Junction, IA (2.2 miles ), Ogden, IA (2.4 miles ), Berkley, IA (2.5 miles) , Dana, IA (2.6 miles) , Rippey, IA (2.8 miles ), Boxholm, IA (3.1 miles ), Paton, IA (3.2 miles ), Fraser, IA (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 42.04 N, Longitude: 94.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+15.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Beaver-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 212% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Beaver city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Boone County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jim Doran - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Beaver:

  • OGDEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OGDEN, IA)
  • COVENTRY CARE CENTER OF BOONE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BOONE, IA)
  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; JEFFERSON, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Beaver, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beaver:

  • Iowa State University (about 26 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 32 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 35 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 40 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Buena Vista University (about 69 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 93 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 97 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

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Boone 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 2012: 4.0%

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Beaver compared to Iowa 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Beaver travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (90%)
  • Utility gas (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Beaver city (based on Boone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.63%
Here54.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents22.1%18.0%17.4%11.9%7.3%
Congregations6.8%9.1%20.5%6.8%4.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%4.2%3.0%2.8%8.8%
Congregations4.5%6.8%4.5%4.5%31.8%
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: 4
Boone County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Boone County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Boone County:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Boone County:

30.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$75
Totals for Government 0$0 1$75

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($62.50)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($20.83)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($20.83)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($20.83)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($20.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($20.83)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($187.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($83.33)
    General Support: $1,000 ($20.83)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($166.67)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($62.50)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $315,000 ($6562.50)

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Story County, IA  1.56% ($41,223 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.84% ($38,107)
from Dallas County, IA  0.33% ($35,545)


6.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Story County, IA  1.64% ($38,406 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  1.47% ($35,412)
to Dallas County, IA  0.28% ($47,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beaver:

  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWBG (1590 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beaver:

  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Beaver:

  • 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.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Mp 219.7 Bne Sub 180 S Hummel & 3rd (Lat: 42.036083 Lon: -94.139694), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WNAE223
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.890 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/02/2001, Expiration Date: 12/20/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2006, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-0486, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • Beaver Elevated Reservoir 207 Doran St (Lat: 42.076639 Lon: -94.104389), Type: Tank, Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WPNQ801
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/21/2004, Expiration Date: 05/07/2014, Certifier: Dan Miller
    Registrant: Micro Comm Inc, 6980 W 153rd St, Overland Park, KS 66223, Fax: (913) 681-2753


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