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Population in 2012: 107 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 

Males: 54  (51.2%)
Females: 53  (48.8%)

Median resident age:  35.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50006

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,488 (it was $24,750 in 2000)
Buckeye:

$40,488
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,903

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,506 (it was $22,200 in 2000)
Buckeye:

$38,506
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $34,907; Detached houses: $34,907

Median gross rent in 2012: $756.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buckeye: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (47.6%), Irish (18.1%), Norwegian (18.1%), United States (7.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 1160 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 107 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Buckeye:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buckeye city:

  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $263 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $310 (0.7%)

Buckeye satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (30.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (157.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (294.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alden, IA (2.6 miles ), Radcliffe, IA (2.8 miles ), Hubbard, IA (3.0 miles ), Owasa, IA (3.0 miles) , Iowa Falls, IA (3.0 miles ), Williams, IA (3.1 miles ), Garden City, IA (3.5 miles) , Popejoy, IA (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 42.42 N, Longitude: 93.38 W

Area code: 515

Buckeye household income distribution Buckeye home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+4.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)


Average climate in Buckeye, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Buckeye-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 229% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Buckeye city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 tornado 26.9 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardin County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buckeye topographic map

Birthplace of: Dallas Kinney - Photographer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Buckeye:

  • IOWA FALLS MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • HERITAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • HUBBARD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUBBARD, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Buckeye, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buckeye:

  • Iowa State University (about 31 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 43 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 48 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 48 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 54 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Drake University (about 59 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 86 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)

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Notable locations in Buckeye: Buckeye (A), Buckeye Co-op Elevator (B), Buckeye Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C), Buckeye Fire Department Station 2 (D), Buckeye City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 41.7. This is worse than average.
City:

41.7
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.52. This is about average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.52
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 39.8. This is significantly worse than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

39.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.5%

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Buckeye compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Buckeye travel time to work - commute


Buckeye mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (89%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Buckeye city (based on Hardin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.74%
Here70.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church
Adherents22.3%16.4%16.3%9.4%9.1%
Congregations17.0%9.4%11.3%7.5%3.8%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)North American Baptist ConferenceFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents4.9%3.7%2.6%2.3%13.0%
Congregations3.8%5.7%1.9%7.5%32.1%
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: 6
Hardin County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Hardin County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardin County:

27.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
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$102
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$306
Firefighters 0$0 23$181
Health 0$0 5$41
Totals for Government 0$0 36$630

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $12,000 ($112.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($102.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($56.07)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($56.07)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($37.38)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($28.04)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($18.69)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($18.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.35)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($9.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $2,000 ($18.69)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($37.38)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($93.46)
    All Other: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($84.11)
    General Support: $2,000 ($18.69)
  • Tax - Property: $36,000 ($336.45)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($74.77)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($448.60)

5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
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  0.50% ($32,515 average AGI)
from Marshall County, IA  0.35% ($37,174)
from Grundy County, IA  0.29% ($26,789)


6.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
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 Polk County, IA  0.70% ($33,255 average AGI)
to Story County, IA  0.64% ($27,349)
to Marshall County, IA  0.48% ($20,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buckeye:

  • 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.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KIFG (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buckeye:

  • 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)
  • KIFG-FM (95.3 FM; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDAO-FM (99.5 FM; ELDORA, IA; Owner: ELDORA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCRR (97.7 FM; GRUNDY CENTER, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Buckeye:

  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • 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.)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

Buckeye fatal accident list:

Nov 30, 1994 11:45 AM, Ellsworth, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Dec 6, 1994 09:44 AM, Ellsworth, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5 Bldgs W Of Post Ofc (Lat: 42.416639 Lon: -93.381583), Structure height: 53 m, Call Sign: WNGC304, Licensee ID: L00127648
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.662 MHz, 857.662 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/12/2001, Expiration Date: 06/10/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/03/2010, Certifier: David Thaler
    Registrant: Nextel Wip License Corp.

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 201 Ellsworth Ave (Lat: 42.416361 Lon: -93.376028), Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPJD550
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/1996, Expiration Date: 03/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2001
    Registrant: Phone: (515) 432-8602
  • Alden Tap, 2.3 Mi Se Of (Lat: 42.390750 Lon: -93.345972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 51.5 m, Call Sign: WPYV296
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/05/2003, Expiration Date: 11/05/2013, Certifier: Allan J Becker
    Registrant: Utility Telcom Consulting Group, Inc., 1554 St. Paul St., Denver, CO 80296, Phone: (303) 840-2878, Fax: (303) 840-1129, Email:
  • Buckner, 5.4 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 42.384000 Lon: -93.472056), Type: Pole, Structure height: 16.7 m, Call Sign: WPYV300
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/05/2003, Expiration Date: 11/05/2013, Certifier: Allen J Becker
    Registrant: Utility Telecom Consulting Group, 1554 St. Paul St., Denver, CO 80206, Phone: (303) 840-2878, Fax: (303) 840-1129, Email:


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