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Population in 2012: 364 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.2%
 

Males: 181  (49.9%)
Females: 183  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  42.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50523.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,088 (it was $33,906 in 2000)
Callender:

$48,088
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,506

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,597 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Callender:

$72,597
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,416; Detached houses: $72,416

Median gross rent in 2012: $296.

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  • White alone - 371 (98.7%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Callender: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.7%), Irish (15.4%), Norwegian (12.3%), English (9.1%), Swedish (7.1%), French (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 713 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Callender:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Callender city:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,114 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,325 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (41.1 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (116.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (341.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Moorland, IA (2.3 miles) , Gowrie, IA (2.4 miles ), Somers, IA (2.7 miles) , Farnhamville, IA (2.9 miles ), Otho, IA (2.9 miles ), Harcourt, IA (3.0 miles ), Rinard, IA (3.2 miles) , Coalville, IA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 42.36 N, Longitude: 94.29 W

Area code: 515

Callender household income distribution Callender home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +28 (+7.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Callender-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 205% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Callender city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 9.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Webster County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ila Loetscher - Aviator and conservationist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Callender:

  • GOWRIE CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GOWRIE, IA)
  • FRIENDSHIP HAVEN, INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • TRINITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Callender, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Callender:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 10 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Iowa State University (about 41 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Buena Vista University (about 51 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 56 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 63 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 95 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 101 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

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Library in Callender:

  • CALLENDER HERITAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $30,260; Location: 505 THOMAS ST; 12,036 books; 154 audio materials; 909 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 44 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Callender: West Central Co-op Company Elevator (A), Callender (B), Callender Community Fire Department (C), Callender Public Library (D), Callender Community Center (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Callender: Our Saviours Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

CALLENDER WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 424, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.6%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Callender, IA

Callender compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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Banks with branches in Callender (2011 data):

  • Heartland Bank: Callender Branch at 425 Thomas Street, branch established on 1936/09/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $106.4 mil, Deposits: $79.8 mil, headquarters in Somers, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Somers Bancorporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Callender city (based on Webster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.08%
Here61.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.2%20.5%15.8%14.5%4.4%
Congregations12.7%20.6%17.5%9.5%3.2%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of Christ The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.3%1.7%1.7%6.7%
Congregations3.2%3.2%3.2%4.8%22.2%
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: 7
Webster County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Webster County:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

28.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
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 1$1,696$20,3520$0
Water Supply 1$2,655$31,8600$0
Electric Power 0$0 1$664
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,016
Totals for Government 2$4,351$26,1062$1,680

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $150,000 ($412.09)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($134.62)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($93.41)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($87.91)
    Libraries: $30,000 ($82.42)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($57.69)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($46.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($41.21)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($16.48)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($10.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($5.49)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($5.49)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($2.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.75)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($2.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($27.47)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $12,000 ($32.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($13.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $62,000 ($170.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($13.74)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($76.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($46.70)
    All Other: $3,000 ($8.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($38.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($30.22)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($16.48)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($2.75)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $150,000 ($412.09)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($123.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $34,000 ($93.41)
    General Support: $6,000 ($16.48)
    All Other: $2,000 ($5.49)
  • Tax - Property: $73,000 ($200.55)
    Total General Sales: $16,000 ($43.96)

Callender government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $108,000 ($296.70)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $200,000 ($549.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $85,000 ($233.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $104,000 ($285.71)
    Other, NEC: $85,000 ($233.52)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($82.42)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($10.99)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $19,000 ($52.20)
    End of Fiscal Year: $14,000 ($38.46)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $245,000 ($673.08)

4.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
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 Hamilton County, IA  0.38% ($37,170 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, IA  0.37% ($29,667)
from Humboldt County, IA  0.27% ($9,054)


5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
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  0.58% ($36,333 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, IA  0.42% ($30,305)
to Story County, IA  0.27% ($36,526)

Strongest AM radio stations in Callender:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Callender:

  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)

TV broadcast stations around Callender:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 1/4 Mi S Sw (Lat: 42.340528 Lon: -94.299972), Call Sign: KYX524, Licensee ID: L00015911
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/17/2002, Expiration Date: 06/23/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2012
    Registrant: Garret A Geisler, Rr 1, Callender, IA 50523, Phone: (515) 548-3231

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0IKS, Licensee ID: L00324291
    Grant Date: 12/21/2010, Expiration Date: 03/08/2021
    Registrant: Nancy K Glover, 1018 Thomas, Callender, IA 50523
  • Call Sign: N0HXN, Licensee ID: L00197449
    Grant Date: 10/16/2008, Expiration Date: 11/17/2018
    Registrant: James M Glover Sr, 1018 Thomas Street, Callender, IA 50523
  • Call Sign: N6KYD, Licensee ID: L00334127
    Grant Date: 04/12/2007, Expiration Date: 04/14/2017, Certifier: William M Kahl
    Registrant: William M Kahl, 2665 Fairbanks Ave, Callender, IA 50523
  • Call Sign: KD0BQK, Licensee ID: L01325389
    Grant Date: 09/20/2007, Expiration Date: 09/20/2017, Certifier: James M Glover Jr
    Registrant: James M Glover Jr, 1018 Thomas St., Callender, IA 50523



Most common first names in Callender, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John873.4 years
William590.0 years
Agnes489.2 years
Emma492.2 years
Mabel477.7 years
Edna392.0 years
Albert369.7 years
George383.7 years
Frank383.7 years
Henry384.0 years
Most common last names in Callender, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson1384.7 years
Hanson1277.3 years
Larson779.3 years
Johnson680.4 years
Rasmussen690.4 years
Piltingsrud579.4 years
Olson586.2 years
Sollie484.5 years
Sorenson480.3 years
Swanson488.5 years

Callender on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Top executives"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores"
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