Brayton, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 120 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.2%
 
Males: 65  (54.9%)
Females: 55  (45.1%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 50042

Estimated median household income in 2015: $38,411 (it was $25,875 in 2000)
Brayton:

$38,411
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $23,345 (it was $12,166 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $43,927 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
Brayton:

$43,927
IA:

$136,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $584.

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    • 12597.7%White alone
    • 21.6%Two or more races
    • 10.8%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brayton: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Danish (24.1%), English (15.2%), American (13.9%), Irish (11.4%), German (6.3%), Czech (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/17/1899

Land area: 0.62 square miles.

Population density: 195 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Brayton:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brayton city:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

3 residents are foreign born (2.1% Asia).

This city:

2.1%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $586 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $422 (1.0%)

Brayton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (52.6 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (59.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (374.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Exira, IA (2.0 miles ), Elk Horn, IA (2.8 miles ), Kimballton, IA (3.1 miles ), Wiota, IA (3.2 miles) , Anita, IA (3.3 miles ), Atlantic, IA (3.3 miles ), Marne, IA (3.4 miles) , Audubon, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 94.93 W

Area code: 712

Brayton household income distribution Brayton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+22.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)

Average climate in Brayton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Brayton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Brayton city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brayton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 220.4 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 71.0 miles away from Brayton center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 290.6 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 292.7 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 429.8 miles away from Brayton center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.1 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 Audubon County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Brayton:

  • EXIRA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EXIRA, IA)
  • SALEM LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ELK HORN, IA)
  • ATLANTIC DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; ATLANTIC, IA)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ATLANTIC, IA)
  • ATLANTIC NURSING AND REHAB CENTE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ATLANTIC, IA)
  • CARING ACRES NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ANITA, IA)
  • FRIENDSHIP HOME ASSOCIATION (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; AUDUBON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brayton:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 50 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 57 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 57 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 59 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Bellevue University (about 59 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 60 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Drake University (about 66 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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

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

Audubon 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 2015: 11.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Iowa average:

10.3

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Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Brayton city (based on Audubon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,98711
Evangelical Protestant1,1906
Catholic6462
None1,296-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Audubon County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Audubon County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Audubon County:

28.8%
Iowa:

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

12.9%
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$578
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,902
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,580

4.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
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 Cass County, IA  0.67% ($19,500 average AGI)
from Shelby County, IA  0.58% ($40,286)


6.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
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 Cass County, IA  1.11% ($18,630 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.82% ($35,550)
to Carroll County, IA  0.62% ($27,733)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brayton:

  • 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.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KJAN (1220 AM; 0 kW; ATLANTIC, IA; Owner: WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brayton:

  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)
  • KSWI (95.7 FM; ATLANTIC, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Brayton:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

Brayton fatal accident list:

Aug 1, 1981 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • 6,625Total average daily traffic
  • 640Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,023Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • CCI 817592, 2144 314th Street (Lat: 41.554833 Lon: -94.903583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQWD358
    Assigned Frequencies: 860.062 MHz, 860.087 MHz, 860.112 MHz, 860.137 MHz, 860.162 MHz, 860.187 MHzGrant Date: 07/22/2015, Expiration Date: 07/22/2025, Certifier: Sal DestefanoRegistrant: Spectrum Networks Group, LLC, 3131 East Camelback Rd Suite 450, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Phone: (602) 224-7229, Fax: (602) 224-1099, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 41.542222 Lon: -94.995278, Call Sign: WPZY984
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.680 MHzGrant Date: 04/03/2014, Expiration Date: 04/13/2024, Certifier: Allan HansenRegistrant: Bob\'s Electronics, 32543 420th St, Avoca, IA 51521, Phone: (712) 343-2715, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • OM03XC210, 3501 Kingbird Ave. (Lat: 41.504583 Lon: -94.892528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQVU285
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/2015, Expiration Date: 05/08/2025, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • ATLANTIC, .42 Mi S & 1.7 Mi W Of Hwy 71/I80 Interchg (Lat: 41.490806 Lon: -94.978306), Overall height: 79.9 m, Call Sign: WLV422
    Assigned Frequencies: 2174.80 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/01/2008Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0NTW, Licensee ID: L00788746, Grant Date: 07/03/2007, Expiration Date: 09/24/2017, Registrant: Tom J Mc Govern, 209 Jenkins St, Brayton, IA 50042

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TV0-435 SER (280 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 473TT , Serial Number: 3730, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/22/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 3478 Mockingbird Ave, Brayton, IA 50042

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

BRAYTON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 128, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - 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 Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)

Brayton compared to Iowa 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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