Bristow, Iowa

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Population in 2012: 161 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.3%
Males: 89  (55.3%)
Females: 72  (44.7%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50611.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,391 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Bristow:

$32,391
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,639 (it was $11,305 in 2000)

Bristow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,029 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Bristow:

$47,029
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $40,931; Detached houses: $42,953; In 2-unit structures: $7,032; Mobile homes: $30,237

Median gross rent in 2012: $363.

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  • White alone - 156 (97.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)

Races in Bristow detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bristow: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (55.4%), Dutch (13.3%), English (4.8%), United States (4.8%), Irish (3.0%), Danish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/15/1881

Elevation: 1030 feet

Land area: 0.93 square miles.

Population density: 173 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Bristow,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bristow:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bristow city:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $263 (0.7%)

Bristow satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (34.5 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (151.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (275.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dumont, IA (1.9 miles ), Allison, IA (2.4 miles ), Aredale, IA (2.6 miles) , Hansell, IA (3.2 miles) , Greene, IA (3.2 miles ), Clarksville, IA (3.5 miles ), Dougherty, IA (3.5 miles) , Geneva, IA (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.77 N, Longitude: 92.91 W

Area code: 641

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

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (37%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (23%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Bristow: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bristow, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bristow-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Bristow city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 tornado 15.5 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bristow-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 253.4 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 398.4 miles away from Bristow 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 379.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 224.7 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 341.0 miles away from Bristow center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 261.5 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 Butler County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bristow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bristow:

  • REHABILITATION CENTER OF ALLISON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ALLISON, IA)
  • LIEBE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GREENE, IA)
  • CLARKSVILLE SKILLED NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, IA)
  • MAPLE MANOR VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; APLINGTON, IA)
  • FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bristow:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 29 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 29 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 38 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 57 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 60 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Riverland Community College (about 63 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa State University (about 65 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)

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Notable locations in Bristow: Shear Elevator (A), Bristow (B), Bristow Fire Department (C), Bristow Town Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bristow: Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Butler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 9.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.75
U.S.:

9.14

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

BRISTOW MUNI WATER SUPPLY (Address: 216 MAIN ST , Population served: 202, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-1998), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-1998), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-1998)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bristow 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bristow city (based on Butler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.75%
Here: 77.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents32.5%14.4%13.7%9.8%8.7%
Congregations15.2%13.0%17.4%8.7%6.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaNorth American Baptist ConferenceConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceOther
Adherents5.1%3.7%3.4%3.2%5.6%
Congregations8.7%4.3%4.3%2.2%19.6%
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: 5
Butler County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Butler County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Butler County:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

26.7%
Iowa:

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

15.4%
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 1$200
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$50
Totals for Government 0$0 2$250

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($55.90)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($49.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($49.69)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($43.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($43.48)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($37.27)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($31.06)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($18.63)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($6.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($55.90)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($49.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($37.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,000 ($12.42)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.21)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($118.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($99.38)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($136.65)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($43.48)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($12.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $106,000 ($658.39)

5.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200533,061 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
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 Black Hawk County, IA  1.48% ($32,793 average AGI)
from Bremer County, IA  0.95% ($36,214)
from Hardin County, IA  0.27% ($30,500)


6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200630,681 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Black Hawk County, IA  1.49% ($27,943 average AGI)
to Bremer County, IA  0.97% ($36,561)
to Franklin County, IA  0.31% ($28,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bristow:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Bristow:

  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bristow:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)

Bristow fatal accident list:

Jun 30, 1979 00:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 100 Blk Main St (Lat: 42.774139 Lon: -92.906861), Call Sign: WNKF707
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2002, Expiration Date: 10/29/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2012
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BRISTOW, IA, Lat: 42.768389 Lon: -92.895556, Call Sign: WPSD687
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, 956.281 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2011, Expiration Date: 03/21/2021, Certifier: Chris J Jerome
    Registrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 106 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801, Phone: (563) 333-8567, Fax: (563) 333-8558, Email:

Most common first names in Bristow, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John676.7 years
George581.2 years
Anna486.2 years
Henry483.5 years
Minnie483.5 years
Ernest379.7 years
Harm388.7 years
Harold365.7 years
Joseph366.0 years
Mary383.3 years
Most common last names in Bristow, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller680.0 years
Finke471.5 years
Dralle475.0 years
True476.5 years
Blanchard380.3 years
Brocka383.3 years
Kollmann384.7 years
Folkerts379.7 years
Bruns385.7 years
Hemmen382.4 years

Bristow on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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