California Junction, Iowa

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Population in 2010: 85.
Males: 43  (50.9%)
Females: 42  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip code: 51555

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,086
California Junction:

$65,086
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,382

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,657
California Junction:

$129,657
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $106,408; detached houses: $106,097
March 2019 cost of living index in California Junction: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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Ancestries: Swedish (66.7%), German (33.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1006 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Omaha, NE (20.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (429.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Modale, IA (2.1 miles ),
Missouri Valley, IA (2.3 miles ),
Loveland, IA (2.6 miles),
Fort Calhoun, NE (2.7 miles ),
Blair, NE (2.7 miles ),
Mondamin, IA (3.2 miles ),
Magnolia, IA (3.4 miles),
Logan, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.56 N, Longitude: 95.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Distribution of median household income in California Junction, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in California Junction, IA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

3.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.563. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.563
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 0.0298. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0298
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

California Junction-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the California Junction place center killed 3 people and injured 133 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1976, a category F4 tornado 21.8 miles away from the place center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

California Junction-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 292% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 358.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 418.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from California Junction center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 242.7 miles away from California Junction center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 252.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 309.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harrison County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near California Junction:

  • ALEGENT HEALTH COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; MISSOURI VALLEY, IA)
  • LONGVIEW HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MISSOURI VALLEY, IA)
  • MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BLAIR, NE)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BLAIR, NE)
  • CROWELL MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BLAIR, NE)
  • WEL HOME HEALTH OF LOGAN (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LOGAN, IA)
  • WESTMONT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LOGAN, IA)

Operable nuclear power plant near California Junction:

  • 8 miles: Fort Calhoun in Fort Calhoun, NE.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to California Junction:

  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 18 miles; Omaha, NE; Full-time enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 21 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 21 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 22 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 23 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 29 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 61 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)

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Harrison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

81.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

12.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in California Junction:

Marital status in California Junction, IA
  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 82.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in California Junction:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.1
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for California Junction, IA (based on Harrison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,57716
Evangelical Protestant1,98813
Catholic1,9695
Other1,3166
None7,078-
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: 3
Harrison County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Here:

9.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Harrison County:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.3%
Iowa:

14.5%

5.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pottawattamie County, IA  1.46% ($42,268 average AGI)
from Douglas County, NE  0.80% ($41,756)

Strongest AM radio stations in California Junction:

  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, 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.)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in California Junction:

  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKYY (101.3 FM; WHITING, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KRQC (93.3 FM; BENNINGTON, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKCD (105.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIOS-FM (91.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 001)
  • KVSS (88.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • K299AK (107.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: BAER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBLR-FM (97.3 FM; BLAIR, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KZSR (102.3 FM; ONAWA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around California Junction:

  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K61GA (Channel 61; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • KKAZ-CA (Channel 24; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KOHA-LP (Channel 65; OMAHA, NE; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)
  • K68AV (Channel 68; BLAIR, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 19.0mTotal length
  • 6,700Total average daily traffic
  • 1,216Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,700Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in California Junction, IA
  • 100.0%Electricity


California Junction compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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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