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Population in 2012: 194 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.8%
 

Males: 93  (48.4%)
Females: 101  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  48.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50217, 50223.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,958 (it was $37,083 in 2000)
Boxholm:

$36,958
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,729

Boxholm city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,341 (it was $38,900 in 2000)
Boxholm:

$51,341
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,335; Detached houses: $54,335

Median gross rent in 2012: $318.

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  • White alone - 191 (97.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)

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

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Ancestries: German (34.0%), Swedish (17.2%), Irish (12.0%), English (9.1%), United States (3.2%), Norwegian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/29/1913

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 190 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Boxholm:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boxholm city:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $529 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $538 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (26.4 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (117.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (331.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pilot Mound, IA (2.2 miles ), Dayton, IA (2.5 miles ), Harcourt, IA (2.7 miles ), Paton, IA (2.8 miles ), Fraser, IA (2.8 miles) , Dana, IA (2.9 miles) , Beaver, IA (3.1 miles) , Ogden, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 94.11 W

Area code: 515

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)

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Tornado activity:

Boxholm-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 213% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the Boxholm city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 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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Hospitals/medical centers near Boxholm:

  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DAYTON, IA)
  • OGDEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OGDEN, IA)
  • STRATFORD NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STRATFORD, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boxholm:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 23 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Iowa State University (about 26 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 40 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 47 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Buena Vista University (about 65 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 88 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 93 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

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

Churches in Boxholm include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
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: 19.0%

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Boxholm, IA

Boxholm compared to Iowa 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Boxholm (2011 data):

  • Security Savings Bank: Boxholm Branch at 200 Second Street, branch established on 1934/12/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $100.8 mil, Deposits: $86.6 mil, headquarters in Gowrie, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Security Financial, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Boxholm travel time to work - commute


Boxholm mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Boxholm 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 6$575
Sewerage 0$0 2$500
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,075

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($36.08)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $104,000 ($536.08)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($72.16)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($36.08)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($20.62)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($20.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($10.31)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.15)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($5.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($56.70)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,000 ($87.63)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($41.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($87.63)
    General Support: $1,000 ($5.15)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($144.33)
    Total General Sales: $11,000 ($56.70)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($20.62)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $203,000 ($1046.39)

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 Boxholm:

  • 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.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWBG (1590 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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 Boxholm:

  • 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)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Boxholm:

  • 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.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • South Side Of 400th Street. 1/2 Mile From "t" (Lat: 42.207222 Lon: -94.135833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: KNKN329
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, 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 Antenna Towers:

3
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, South Side Of 400th Street. 1/2 Mile From "t" (Lat: 42.207222 Lon: -94.135833), Type: 105.2, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE SUITE 1000
  • South Side Of 400th Street. 1/2 Mile From "t" (Lat: 42.207222 Lon: -94.135833), Type: 105.2, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE SUITE 1000
  • S Side Of 400th St .5 Mi From T (Lat: 42.207222 Lon: -94.135833), Type: 105.2, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, , 8410 W BRYN MAWR AVE STE 700

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DAYTON, South Side Of 400th Street. 1/2 Mile From "t" (Lat: 42.207222 Lon: -94.135833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPNN233
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, 10552.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2008, Expiration Date: 05/20/2018, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, Nw, Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:



Most common first names in Boxholm, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John673.5 years
Harold376.3 years
Virgil374.3 years
William376.3 years
Elsie293.0 years
Floyd281.5 years
Evelyn273.9 years
Edna287.5 years
Wilmer286.0 years
Clarence274.0 years
Most common last names in Boxholm, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson880.8 years
Freeman686.5 years
Stark587.0 years
Larson487.8 years
Peterson486.5 years
Henrichs361.1 years
Johnson381.7 years
Eissler379.0 years
Lind356.7 years
Nordholm381.7 years

Boxholm on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Chemicals"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations:"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Florists"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #38 (50223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries"
  • #90 (50223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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