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Population in 2012: 170 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 

Males: 68  (40.1%)
Females: 102  (59.9%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51009, 51058.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,636 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Calumet:

$56,636
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,046

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,931 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Calumet:

$50,931
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $51,215; Detached houses: $51,215

Median gross rent in 2012: $708.

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  • White alone - 156 (91.8%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (4.7%)
  • Black alone - 6 (3.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Calumet: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (67.1%), English (7.6%), Swedish (3.4%), United States (2.3%), Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/31/1895

Elevation: 1429 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 643 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Calumet:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Calumet city:

  • Never married: 48.7%
  • Now married: 31.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $648 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.3%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.95 N, Longitude: 95.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+13.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (18%)
  • Registered nurses (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Calumet-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 163% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in O'Brien County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Calumet:

  • PAULLINA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PAULLINA, IA)
  • BAUM HARMON MERCY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)
  • PRIMGHAR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Calumet, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Calumet:

  • Buena Vista University (about 28 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 52 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 71 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 76 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Wayne State College (about 90 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 105 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Northeast Community College (about 113 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.3%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 73.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Calumet, IA

Calumet compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Calumet travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.34%
Here89.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents17.2%16.8%16.6%12.9%10.8%
Congregations14.6%12.2%12.2%12.2%7.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)United Reformed Churches in North AmericaOther
Adherents8.3%6.6%3.3%2.4%5.1%
Congregations7.3%7.3%4.9%2.4%19.5%
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
O'Brien County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
O'Brien County:

10.67 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
O'Brien County:

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
O'Brien County:

27.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
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 0$0 1$550
Sewerage 0$0 1$350
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$350
Water Supply 0$0 1$135
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$27
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,412

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($182.35)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($129.41)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($117.65)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($52.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($52.94)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($41.18)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($29.41)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($23.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($11.76)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($11.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($58.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($76.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,000 ($64.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($52.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($29.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($76.47)
    Rents: $2,000 ($11.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($135.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($82.35)
    General Support: $3,000 ($17.65)
  • Tax - Property: $24,000 ($141.18)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($58.82)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $304,000 ($1788.24)

5.69% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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 Sioux County, IA  0.91% ($26,900 average AGI)
from Clay County, IA  0.56% ($37,258)
from Osceola County, IA  0.38% ($32,619)


6.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
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 Sioux County, IA  0.72% ($29,225 average AGI)
to Clay County, IA  0.42% ($22,391)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.40% ($25,545)

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)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 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


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