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Population in 2012: 300 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.3%
 

Males: 166  (55.4%)
Females: 134  (44.6%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50519.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,899 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Bode:

$29,899
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,569

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,636 (it was $33,400 in 2000)
Bode:

$39,636
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $44,951; Detached houses: $44,951

Median gross rent in 2012: $375.

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  • White alone - 272 (90.1%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (7.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.0%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bode: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.2%), Irish (15.5%), Danish (14.4%), Norwegian (12.7%), French (2.2%), Ukrainian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/20/1892

Land area: 0.41 square miles.

Population density: 732 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bode:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bode city:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

32 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia).

This city:  9.1%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bode, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bode to the number of sex offenders is 300 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (67.1 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (142.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (345.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: St. Joseph, IA (2.1 miles) , Ottosen, IA (2.2 miles) , Livermore, IA (2.3 miles ), Rutland, IA (2.7 miles) , Bradgate, IA (2.8 miles) , West Bend, IA (3.2 miles ), Humboldt, IA (3.2 miles ), Irvington, IA (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 42.87 N, Longitude: 94.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-7.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Bode-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 190% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Bode city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.7 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Humboldt County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Bode:

  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Bode, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bode:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 27 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Buena Vista University (about 50 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa State University (about 67 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 85 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 90 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 92 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Drake University (about 94 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)

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Library in Bode:

  • BODE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $20,814; Location: 114 HUMBOLDT AVE; 5,041 books; 38 audio materials; 84 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 24 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bode: Bode (A), Bode Cooperative Elevator (B), Bode City Hall (C), Bode City Library (D), Bode Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bode: Saint Olaf Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Bode Memorial Park Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Humboldt 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 Bode and their reported violations in the past:

BODE MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 327, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 47 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.3%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 80.0% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bode, IA

Bode 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Bode (2011 data):

  • West Iowa Bank: Bode Branch at 104 Humboldt Avenue, branch established on 1947/09/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $94.7 mil, Deposits: $81.4 mil, headquarters in West Bend, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: West Bend Bancorp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Bode mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bode city (based on Humboldt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.19%
Here85.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents34.4%26.2%18.7%11.6%9.1%
Congregations44.4%16.7%11.1%11.1%16.7%
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
Humboldt County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Humboldt County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

27.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,154
Sewerage 1$2,391$28,6920$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,054
Totals for Government 1$2,391$28,6922$2,208

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $41,000 ($136.67)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($86.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($80.00)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($70.00)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($60.00)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($60.00)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($46.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($20.00)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($13.33)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($10.00)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($10.00)
    Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($3.33)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($3.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $25,000 ($83.33)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($16.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $51,000 ($170.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($76.67)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($46.67)
    All Other: $8,000 ($26.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $28,000 ($93.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($26.67)
    Rents: $3,000 ($10.00)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($3.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($73.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($90.00)
    General Support: $7,000 ($23.33)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.33)
  • Tax - Property: $60,000 ($200.00)
    Total General Sales: $4,000 ($13.33)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($6.67)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $156,000 ($520.00)
    Beginning: $75,000 ($250.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($133.33)

5.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,186 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
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 Webster County, IA  0.90% ($30,029 average AGI)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.44% ($30,647)
from Wright County, IA  0.38% ($26,000)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,461 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
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 Webster County, IA  0.94% ($9,054 average AGI)
to Wright County, IA  0.43% ($27,882)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.33% ($21,462)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bode:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bode:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)

TV broadcast stations around Bode:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 305 2nd St (Lat: 42.866639 Lon: -94.283306), Call Sign: KFM462, Licensee ID: L00029384
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.280 MHz, 154.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/1999, Expiration Date: 02/28/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2004
    Registrant: City Of Bode, Bode, IA 50519, Phone: (515) 379-1486
  • Bode Cooperative 12 Humboldt Ave (Lat: 42.868028 Lon: -94.284417), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WNVG804
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/21/2000, Expiration Date: 01/29/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2011, Certifier: Dennis Knight
    Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briraclift Rd, Indpls, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (800) 841-0516


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Bode, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1079.1 years
Harold765.6 years
Laura587.0 years
Henry583.8 years
Raymond569.4 years
Mildred585.8 years
Evelyn482.4 years
Emma488.3 years
Richard469.8 years
William481.3 years
Most common last names in Bode, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson2385.5 years
Berte1081.2 years
Bormann1078.1 years
Bakken877.8 years
Thilges875.5 years
Larson778.4 years
Rolland778.3 years
Kinseth680.5 years
Becker684.2 years
Wagner570.6 years

Bode on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations:"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #10 (50519) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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