Bradgate, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 85 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.8%
 
Males: 47  (55.9%)
Females: 38  (44.1%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50520, 50541.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,162 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Bradgate:

$26,162
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,785 (it was $16,407 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,912 (it was $17,800 in 2000)
Bradgate:

$34,912
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $34,916; Detached houses: $34,916
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  • White alone - 84 (97.7%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (2.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bradgate: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.9%), Danish (14.8%), English (4.9%), Irish (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), Norwegian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/20/1893

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 245 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bradgate:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bradgate city:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.4%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $294 (0.9%)

Bradgate satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (134.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (351.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gilmore City, IA (2.3 miles ), Rolfe, IA (2.4 miles ), Ottosen, IA (2.6 miles) , Rutland, IA (2.7 miles) , Bode, IA (2.8 miles ), Pioneer, IA (3.2 miles) , West Bend, IA (3.3 miles ), Plover, IA (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,000

Latitude: 42.80 N, Longitude: 94.42 W

Area code: 515

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

4.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-16.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (54%)
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Average climate in Bradgate, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bradgate-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Bradgate city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bradgate-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 213.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 268.5 miles away from Bradgate center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the city center
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 456.1 miles away from Bradgate center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bradgate topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bradgate:

  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; POCAHONTAS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bradgate:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 25 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 42 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 47 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa State University (about 67 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 70 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 87 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 92 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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Notable locations in Bradgate: Pro Cooperative Elevator (A), Bradgate Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Humboldt 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: 20.3%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bradgate compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (91%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.19%
Here: 85.2%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Iowa:

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

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

27.9%
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$0
Totals for Government 0$0 7$0

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,000 ($70.59)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($47.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($35.29)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($35.29)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($23.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($11.76)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($11.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($23.53)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($23.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($11.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($94.12)
    General Support: $2,000 ($23.53)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($164.71)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($11.76)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($11.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $57,000 ($670.59)

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 Webster County, IA  0.95% ($25,946 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.26% ($22,600)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 Webster County, IA  0.77% ($53,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.43% ($33,059)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.36% ($85,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bradgate:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bradgate:

  • 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.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)

TV broadcast stations around Bradgate:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,340
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 5,474

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • William T Hayes, 1160 160th Street (Lat: 42.817417 Lon: -94.411639), Type: 365.8, Overall height: 345.7 m
    Registrant: 5152423116, Hayes@iptv.Org
  • 1160 160th St (Lat: 42.817500 Lon: -94.411667), Type: 364.2, Overall height: 340 m
    Registrant: 5152423100, , 6450 CORPORATE DR
  • 1160 160th St (Lat: 42.817500 Lon: -94.411667), Type: 365.8, Overall height: 340.8 m
    Registrant: 5152423100, , 6450 CORPORATE DR

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WB0VNK
    Grant Date: 03/01/1988, Expiration Date: 03/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 03/02/2000
    Registrant: Lee S Burris, Rr 1, Bradgate, IA 50520
  • Call Sign: WB0YMZ
    Grant Date: 04/22/1995, Expiration Date: 04/22/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2007
    Registrant: Constance J Koob, 206 S Minturn St, Bradgate, IA 50520
  • Call Sign: WB0YNA, Licensee ID: L01225948
    Grant Date: 05/09/2007, Expiration Date: 08/01/2017, Certifier: Eugene L Wallace
    Registrant: Eugene L Wallace, Box 184 110 N Garfield St, Bradgate, IA 50520

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