Blairstown, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 678 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 334  (49.3%)
Females: 344  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52209.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,058 (it was $40,662 in 2000)
Blairstown:

$50,058
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,161 (it was $16,828 in 2000)

Blairstown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,857 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Blairstown:

$97,857
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $112,104; Detached houses: $111,246; Townhouses or other attached units: $183,628; Mobile homes: $94,437

Median gross rent in 2012: $555.

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Blairstown races chart
  • White alone - 654 (94.5%)
  • Hispanic - 30 (4.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blairstown: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.8%), Irish (9.8%), United States (7.9%), Swedish (4.7%), English (4.3%), Danish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/15/1868

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 1,426 people per square mile   (low).

Blairstown,IA real estate house value index trend

Blairstown, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Blairstown:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blairstown city:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

39 residents are foreign born

This city:  5.6%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Blairstown, Iowa as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Blairstown to the number of sex offenders is 682 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,053 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,189 (1.2%)

Blairstown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (22.0 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (159.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (226.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Luzerne, IA (2.2 miles) , Watkins, IA (2.3 miles) , Van Horne, IA (2.7 miles ), Marengo, IA (2.8 miles ), Norway, IA (2.9 miles ), Newhall, IA (2.9 miles ), Keystone, IA (3.0 miles ), West Amana, IA (3.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $70,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.91 N, Longitude: 92.08 W

Area code: 319

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

4.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

Average climate in Blairstown, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blairstown-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Blairstown city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 tornado 21.7 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Blairstown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 326.0 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 307.4 miles away from Blairstown 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 167.3 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 354.3 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 354.9 miles away from Blairstown 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 326.1 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 Benton County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blairstown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blairstown:

  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • IOWA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • KEYSTONE NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KEYSTONE, IA)
  • BELLE PLAINE NURSING AND REHAB C (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BELLE PLAINE, IA)
  • ESSENCE OF LIFE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; AMANA, IA)
  • COLONIAL MANOR OF AMANA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; AMANA, IA)

Operable nuclear power plant near Blairstown:

  • 19 miles: Duane Arnold in Palo, IA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blairstown:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 23 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 33 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 39 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 47 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 62 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 67 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 80 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)

Library in Blairstown:

  • BLAIRSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $51,379; Location: 305 LOCUST ST NW SUITE 2; 12,561 books; 684 audio materials; 891 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Blairstown: Blairstown (A), Blairstown City Hall (B), Blairstown Public Library (C), Blairstown Fire Station (D), Blairstown Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blairstown include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Saint John's Catholic Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C), Calvary United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.6. This is about average.

City:

78.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.228. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.761. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.761
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.51
U.S.:

9.14

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

BLAIRSTOWN WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 692, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2007), St BCA signed (DEC-12-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2008)
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.4%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Blairstown compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Blairstown (2011 data):

  • Benton County State Bank: at 212 Locust Northeast, branch established on 1869/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $40.8 mil, Deposits: $27.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Blairstown Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blairstown city (based on Benton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.90%
Here: 57.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents32.7%31.3%13.5%8.6%5.0%
Congregations17.4%21.7%21.7%10.9%4.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents3.6%1.2%0.9%0.9%2.4%
Congregations4.3%4.3%2.2%2.2%10.9%
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: 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Benton County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.9%
Iowa:

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

16.1%
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
Streets and Highways 1$3,972$47,6640$0
Health 1$2,761$33,1320$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$2,371
Totals for Government 2$6,733$40,3983$2,371

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $558,000 ($823.01)
    Sewerage: $57,000 ($84.07)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($20.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($13.27)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $120,000 ($176.99)
    Water Utilities: $79,000 ($116.52)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($88.50)
    Libraries: $32,000 ($47.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($39.82)
    Health Services - Other: $25,000 ($36.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($26.55)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($25.07)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($25.07)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($20.65)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($11.80)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($5.90)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($4.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($2.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($79.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $19,000 ($28.02)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($13.27)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($8.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($7.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $77,000 ($113.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($4.42)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $80,000 ($117.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($60.47)
    All Other: $38,000 ($56.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($20.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $54,000 ($79.65)
    Rents: $8,000 ($11.80)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($11.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $146,000 ($215.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $55,000 ($81.12)
    General Support: $18,000 ($26.55)
  • Tax - Property: $186,000 ($274.34)
    NEC: $2,000 ($2.95)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($66.37)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $908,000 ($1339.23)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $658,000 ($970.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $627,000 ($924.78)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($110.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $613,000 ($904.13)
    Other, NEC: $218,000 ($321.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $63,000 ($92.92)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($22.12)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $853,000 ($1258.11)

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Linn County, IA  2.86% ($38,476 average AGI)
from Johnson County, IA  0.29% ($31,931)
from Iowa County, IA  0.25% ($54,040)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Linn County, IA  2.87% ($34,705 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.38% ($27,895)
to Johnson County, IA  0.29% ($32,793)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blairstown:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blairstown:

  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blairstown:

  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blairstown)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 108 Crow Street Nw (Lat: 41.907167 Lon: -92.089722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45 m, Overall height: 51 m, Call Sign: WPFU679
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.145 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2005, Expiration Date: 02/24/2015
    Registrant: City Of Blairstown, Blairstown, IA 52209, Phone: (319) 350-3300, Fax: (319) 454-0015, Email:
  • 360 1/2 Cedar Ne (Lat: 41.990278 Lon: -92.195472), Call Sign: WYY782, Licensee ID: L00816977
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/13/1999, Expiration Date: 06/07/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/08/2004
    Registrant: Kimm & Sons Ready Mix Co, 306 1/2 Cedar Ne, Blairstown, IA 52209
  • 2188 78th St (Lat: 41.892000 Lon: -92.082028), Call Sign: WPST642
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/01/2001, Expiration Date: 08/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2011, Certifier: Bernard Minnberry
    Registrant: Illowa Communications, 2017 E Kimberly, Davenport, IA 52807, Phone: (319) 322-0981, Fax: (319) 322-3837

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LUZERNE, 7580 17th Ave (Lat: 41.922750 Lon: -92.161278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WNTJ689
    Assigned Frequencies: 6795.00 MHz, 6775.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/2011, Expiration Date: 05/30/2021
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • BLAIRSTOWN, 7310 19th Ave (Lat: 41.961750 Lon: -92.122861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WPTM565
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6750.00 MHz, 6800.00 MHz, 6830.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/2011, Expiration Date: 10/30/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K0AFI
    Grant Date: 04/12/1996, Expiration Date: 04/12/2006, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2008
    Registrant: John E Kelly, 207 Benton St, Blairstown, IA 52209
  • Call Sign: KC0JAR, Licensee ID: L00294478
    Grant Date: 11/28/2010, Expiration Date: 11/28/2020, Certifier: Ben L Engle
    Registrant: Ben L Engle, 405 Traut St Se, Blairstown, IA 52209

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: FIREFLY BALLOONS INC FIREFLY 8B-15 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 2205B , Serial Number: F8B-2056, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Jeff Bridgewater, 7511 23rd Ave, Blairstown, IA 52209

Most common first names in Blairstown, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1478.8 years
William980.4 years
Mary687.6 years
Charles671.0 years
Henry681.6 years
Robert582.4 years
Lester471.5 years
Harold485.5 years
Edna481.0 years
Edward476.7 years
Most common last names in Blairstown, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kimm980.9 years
Becker679.5 years
Thompson681.5 years
Thorman685.5 years
Johnson583.4 years
Siek578.4 years
Parr474.0 years
Martin483.0 years
Christensen475.0 years
Kinzenbaw485.0 years

Businesses in Blairstown, IA

  • Chevrolet: 1

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