Buckeye, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 
Males: 58  (53.8%)
Females: 50  (46.2%)
Median resident age:  33.9 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50006

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,335 (it was $24,750 in 2000)
Buckeye:

$45,335
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,112 (it was $16,880 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $35,324 (it was $22,200 in 2000)
Buckeye:

$35,324
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $766.

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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Buckeye: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (47.1%), Norwegian (19.5%), Irish (12.6%), United States (6.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 1160 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (very low).

Buckeye, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Buckeye:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • 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: 17.2%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $211 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $279 (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 June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+4.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (44%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Buckeye, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buckeye-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 121% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Buckeye-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 398.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 260.9 miles away from Buckeye 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 380.7 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 239.6 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 327.9 miles away from Buckeye 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 282.1 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 Hardin County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buckeye topographic map

Birthplace of: Dallas Kinney - Photographer.

Hospitals and 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)
  • ELLSWORTH MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • SCENIC MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • ELDORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ELDORA, IA)
  • GREENBELT HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ELDORA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buckeye:

  • Iowa State University (about 31 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 43 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 48 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 51 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 53 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 54 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Drake University (about 59 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/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.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
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 below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (94%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,02527
Evangelical Protestant3,83426
Catholic8832
Other41
Orthodox--
None5,788-
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: 6
Hardin County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

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

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardin County:

27.9%
Iowa:

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

15.8%
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 8$408
Firefighters 21$5$30$0
Totals for Government 21$5$38$408

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $12,000 ($111.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($101.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($55.56)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($55.56)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($37.04)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($27.78)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($18.52)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($37.04)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($92.59)
    All Other: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($83.33)
    General Support: $2,000 ($18.52)
  • Tax - Property: $36,000 ($333.33)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($74.07)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($444.44)

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 Black Hawk County, IA  0.43% ($38,536 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IA  0.43% ($30,821)
from Story County, IA  0.38% ($39,080)


5.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
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 Story County, IA  0.64% ($44,095 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.42% ($34,250)
to Franklin County, IA  0.41% ($25,556)

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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