Bernard, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 109 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.4%
 
Males: 56  (51.6%)
Females: 53  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  32.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52032

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,568 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Bernard:

$40,568
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,864 (it was $32,671 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,991 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Bernard:

$68,991
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $85,577; Detached houses: $100,842; In 2-unit structures: $114,599; Mobile homes: $10,005

Median gross rent in 2012: $667.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bernard: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (32.5%), German (31.3%), Norwegian (9.2%), Danish (8.6%), United States (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/8/1897

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,184 people per square mile   (low).

Bernard, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Bernard:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bernard city:

  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 1.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bernard, Iowa as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bernard to the number of sex offenders is 111 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,000 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $757 (1.3%)

Bernard satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (15.1 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (90.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (165.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Zwingle, IA (2.7 miles) , Cascade, IA (3.1 miles ), Peosta, IA (3.1 miles ), Epworth, IA (3.2 miles ), La Motte, IA (3.3 miles ), Centralia, IA (3.3 miles) , Graf, IA (3.6 miles) , Farley, IA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 90.83 W

Area code: 563

Bernard household income distribution Bernard home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+1.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Wholesale trade (27%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Average climate in Bernard, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bernard-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Bernard city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bernard-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 308.8 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 286.9 miles away from Bernard 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 115.6 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 339.9 miles away from the 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 308.4 miles away from Bernard center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 294.9 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 Dubuque County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bernard topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bernard:

  • SHADY REST CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CASCADE, IA)
  • CARRIAGE HILL COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF DUBUQUE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • ENNOBLE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • LUTHER MANOR RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • UNITYPOINT HEALTH FINLEY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • HERITAGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bernard:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 34 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Ashford University (about 46 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 51 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 55 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 56 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 57 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • University of Iowa (about 58 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)

Public elementary/middle school in Bernard:

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

Dubuque County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

  • BERNARD WATER SYSTEM (Address: 608 LEFLER , Population served: 112, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.8%
(0.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bernard compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bernard travel time to work - commute Bernard mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (80%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.29%
Here: 78.3%
USA: 50.2%

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
Dubuque County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dubuque County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
State:

14.5%
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 7$1,456
Water Supply 0$0 3$1,435
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,891

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $589,000 ($5403.67)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $19,000 ($174.31)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($165.14)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($165.14)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($137.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($64.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($18.35)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($18.35)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($9.17)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($9.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($27.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($27.52)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $632,000 ($5798.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($73.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($27.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($284.40)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $9,000 ($82.57)
    Property: $9,000 ($82.57)
    NEC: $1,000 ($9.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $47,000 ($431.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $47,000 ($431.19)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $122,000 ($1119.27)

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($36,083 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.21% ($30,359)
from Grant County, WI  0.20% ($36,365)


4.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
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 Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($40,701 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.24% ($33,607)
to Cook County, IL  0.20% ($18,827)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bernard:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bernard:

  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KMAQ-FM (95.1 FM; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KDST (99.3 FM; DYERSVILLE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bernard:

  • 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.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bernard)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB0WHG
    Grant Date: 04/30/1996, Expiration Date: 04/30/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2008
    Registrant: Judy E Davis, 9509 Patterson Dr, Bernard, IA 52032
  • Call Sign: N0SQD
    Grant Date: 05/19/1992, Expiration Date: 05/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2004
    Registrant: Robert W Davis Jr, Rr 2 Box 68a, Bernard, IA 52032
  • Call Sign: KD0ETK, Licensee ID: L01418857
    Grant Date: 07/24/2008, Expiration Date: 07/24/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2008, Certifier: F Schwendinger Sco
    Registrant: Scott F Schwendinger, 22529 Jamison Ln, Bernard, IA 52032
  • Call Sign: W0FSS, Previous Call Sign: KD0ETK, Licensee ID: L01418857
    Grant Date: 08/19/2008, Expiration Date: 08/19/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/09/2008, Certifier: Scott F Schwendinger
    Registrant: Scott F Schwendinger, 22529 Jamison Ln, Bernard, IA 52032
  • Call Sign: KD0MML, Licensee ID: L01585575
    Grant Date: 08/02/2010, Expiration Date: 08/02/2020, Certifier: Damian E Hosch
    Registrant: Damian E Hosch, 2473 Co Rd D 61, Bernard, IA 52032

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Bernard

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