Calumet, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 157 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 
Males: 79  (50.4%)
Females: 78  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

20.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 51009, 51058.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,849 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Calumet:

$44,849
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,716 (it was $17,659 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $72,569 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Calumet:

$72,569
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $77,689; detached houses: $77,462

Median gross rent in 2019: $456.

March 2019 cost of living index in Calumet: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 32.4%
(35.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Calumet, IA (2019)
    • 22588.2%White alone
    • 187.1%Hispanic
    • 93.5%Black alone
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Ancestries: German (77.7%), Irish (6.1%), Norwegian (2.0%), American (1.4%), Swedish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/31/1895

Elevation: 1429 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 594 people per square mile   (low).

Calumet, Iowa map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $694 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $792 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (52.9 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (119.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (409.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sutherland, IA (1.8 miles ),
Larrabee, IA (2.4 miles),
Paullina, IA (2.7 miles ),
Primghar, IA (3.2 miles ),
Peterson, IA (3.3 miles ),
Meriden, IA (3.4 miles),
Cleghorn, IA (3.5 miles ),
Cherokee, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.95 N, Longitude: 95.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Distribution of median household income in Calumet, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Calumet, IA in 2019

Calumet satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Calumet, IA residents
Average permit cost in Calumet, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.1%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in Calumet, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Food (11.2%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (6.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.8%)
  • Food (10.9%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (10.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.7%)
  • Food (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Apparel (5.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.9%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Calumet, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Carpenters (9.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.0%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (14.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (17.6%)
  • Registered nurses (14.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (5.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.9%)

Average climate in Calumet, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Calumet-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the Calumet city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Calumet-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 188% greater 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 189.9 miles away from Calumet center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 212.2 miles away from Calumet center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.0 miles away from the city center
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 456.9 miles away from Calumet center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 192.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 158.1 miles away from Calumet 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 O'Brien County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Calumet topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Calumet:

  • PAULLINA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PAULLINA, IA)
  • BAUM HARMON MERCY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)
  • PRIMGHAR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)
  • PRIMGHAR REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)
  • CHEROKEE VILLA NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • COUNTRY SIDE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • CHEROKEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Calumet:

  • Buena Vista University (about 28 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 48 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 52 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 71 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 76 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 76 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Wayne State College (about 89 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Calumet Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Calumet (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank: Calumet Branch at 120 West 2nd Street, branch established on 1984/01/03. Info updated 2007/01/05: Bank assets: $79.3 mil, Deposits: $62.3 mil, headquarters in Sutherland, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Old O'brien Banc Shares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Calumet:

Marital status in Calumet, IA
  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in Calumet:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Calumet, IA (based on O'Brien County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,62218
Evangelical Protestant4,03621
Catholic1,3885
Other--
None3,352-
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: 7
This county:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

10.67 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
O'Brien County:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
O'Brien County:

27.2%
State:

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

16.4%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.2%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Calumet:

42.8%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Calumet:

28.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Calumet:

25.2%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Calumet:

13.1%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Calumet:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Calumet:

30.8%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Calumet:

52.6%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Calumet:

73.2%
State:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Calumet, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 7$1,167
Sewerage 0$0 1$350
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$300
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$34
Water Supply 0$0 2$185
Totals for Government 0$0 13$2,036

Calumet government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $29,000 ($184.71)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($184.71)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($127.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($95.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($89.17)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($76.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($38.22)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($38.22)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($25.48)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($19.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($12.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,000 ($121.02)

Calumet government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($89.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($89.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($57.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,000 ($57.32)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($216.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($114.65)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($305.73)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,000 ($127.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($6.37)
    Other License: $1,000 ($6.37)

Calumet government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $128,000 ($815.29)

5.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sioux County, IA  0.62% ($64,543 average AGI)
to Osceola County, IA  0.44% ($34,840)
to Clay County, IA  0.42% ($25,708)

Strongest AM radio stations in Calumet:

  • KCHE (1440 AM; 1 kW; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • 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)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Calumet:

  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)

TV broadcast stations around Calumet:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.4mTotal length
  • 4,295Total average daily traffic
  • 1,228Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,295Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Calumet, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Calumet, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 42.946083 Lon: -95.543889, Call Sign: WNZD463,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.012 MHz, 451.925 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2012, Expiration Date: 04/22/2022, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (712) 262-2448, Fax: (712) 262-4039

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Calumet, IA
  • 73.3%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Calumet, IA
  • 83.3%Utility gas
  • 16.7%Electricity


Calumet compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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