Blockton, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 190 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 
Males: 107  (56.8%)
Females: 83  (43.2%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50836

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,212 (it was $22,917 in 2000)
Blockton:

$32,212
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,245 (it was $15,413 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $25,055 (it was $18,600 in 2000)
Blockton:

$25,055
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $39,307; Detached houses: $42,739; Mobile homes: $17,187

Median gross rent in 2012: $446.

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  • White alone - 187 (97.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blockton: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.9%), English (25.6%), United States (11.6%), Irish (5.8%), Swedish (5.2%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/28/1890

Elevation: 1120 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 294 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Blockton:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blockton city:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 7.1%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

5 residents are foreign born (2.6% Asia).

This city:  2.6%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Blockton, Iowa as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Blockton to the number of sex offenders is 190 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $667 (3.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $264 (1.0%)

Blockton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (62.3 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (91.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (363.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Athelstan, IA (2.1 miles) , Redding, IA (2.2 miles) , Maloy, IA (2.3 miles) , Irena, MO (2.7 miles) , Delphos, IA (2.8 miles) , Benton, IA (3.0 miles) , Grant City, MO (3.1 miles ), Sheridan, MO (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 40.62 N, Longitude: 94.48 W

Area code: 641

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

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+9.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (9%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (19%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (15%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)

Average climate in Blockton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blockton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Blockton city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blockton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% 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 382.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from Blockton 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 371.9 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 357.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from Blockton center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 376.5 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 Taylor County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blockton topographic map

Birthplace of: Bourke B. Hickenlooper - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Blockton:

  • CLEARVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLEARFIELD, IA)
  • TAYLOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)
  • BEDFORD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)
  • CLEARVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • RINGGOLD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • MOUNT AYR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blockton:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 29 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 62 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Highland Community College (about 68 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Drake University (about 81 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 83 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 84 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 88 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)

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Notable locations in Blockton: Crestland Co-op Elevator (A), Blockton City Hall (B), Blockton Fire Department and Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blockton include: Blockton Christian Church (A), Blockton Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rosehill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Taylor 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: 16.8%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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:  61.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Blockton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blockton city (based on Taylor County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.42%
Here: 58.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents34.0%17.6%14.0%10.1%7.6%
Congregations21.4%3.6%10.7%14.3%10.7%
NameCatholic ChurchMissionary ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents7.3%2.5%1.6%1.3%3.9%
Congregations7.1%3.6%3.6%3.6%21.4%
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: 2
Taylor County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

15.4%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 7$490
Other and Unallocable 1$1,913$22,9560$0
Totals for Government 1$1,913$22,9567$490

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $78,000 ($410.53)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($157.89)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($84.21)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($73.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($68.42)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($21.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($21.05)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($15.79)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($10.53)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($10.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($10.53)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.26)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($5.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($115.79)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($63.16)
    All Other: $3,000 ($15.79)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($5.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($47.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($15.79)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($10.53)
    Rents: $1,000 ($5.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($157.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $100,000 ($526.32)
    Highways: $15,000 ($78.95)
    General Support: $3,000 ($15.79)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($94.74)
    Total General Sales: $2,000 ($10.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $117,000 ($615.79)

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
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 Union County, IA  0.55% ($21,308 average AGI)
from Page County, IA  0.47% ($21,455)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.47% ($35,364)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Page County, IA  1.10% ($46,269 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.68% ($23,563)
to Adams County, IA  0.59% ($33,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blockton:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blockton:

  • KXCV (90.5 FM; MARYVILLE, MO; Owner: NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV.)

Blockton fatal accident list:

May 7, 1987 06:05 PM, P-14, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Under Cy Water Twr (Lat: 40.617778 Lon: -94.475250), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPGC861, Licensee ID: L00060761
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2004, Expiration Date: 12/12/2014
    Registrant: Southern Iowa Rural Water Association, 1391 190th St, Creston, IA 50801, Phone: (515) 782-5744

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA0ZAD, Licensee ID: L00103388
    Grant Date: 12/01/2006, Expiration Date: 02/26/2017, Certifier: Donald D Weaver
    Registrant: Donald D Weaver, 504 Redding Rd, Blockton, IA 50836
  • Call Sign: KD0TGW, Licensee ID: L01739094
    Grant Date: 10/11/2012, Expiration Date: 10/11/2022, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2012, Certifier: Arin N Baker
    Registrant: Arin N Baker, 2648 290th, Blockton, IA 50836
  • Call Sign: W0GUD, Previous Call Sign: KD0TGW, Licensee ID: L01739094
    Grant Date: 11/09/2012, Expiration Date: 11/09/2022, Certifier: Arin N Baker
    Registrant: Arin N Baker, 2648 290th, Blockton, IA 50836

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