Carbon, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 33 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.9%
Males: 15  (45.8%)
Females: 18  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50839

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,259 (it was $10,500 in 2000)
Carbon:

$34,259
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,171 (it was $9,891 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $14,376 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Carbon:

$14,376
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $59,821; Detached houses: $59,821
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  • White alone - 32 (94.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (2.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carbon: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (20.7%), German (17.2%), Italian (17.2%), English (13.8%), Dutch (10.3%), French (10.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/18/1903

Land area: 0.71 square miles.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (very low).

Carbon, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Carbon:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carbon city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 70.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.2%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $238 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199

Carbon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (55.8 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (63.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (374.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Corning, IA (2.5 miles ), Nodaway, IA (2.9 miles) , Grant, IA (3.2 miles) , Prescott, IA (3.4 miles ), Villisca, IA (3.4 miles ), Massena, IA (3.8 miles ), Stanton, IA (3.9 miles ), Cumberland, IA (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 41.05 N, Longitude: 94.83 W

Carbon household income distribution Carbon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -32 (-53.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (50%)
  • Educational services (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Carbon, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carbon-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the Carbon city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carbon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from the city center
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 410.3 miles away from Carbon center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 240.8 miles away from the city 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 398.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.3 miles away from Carbon center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 319.7 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 Adams County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carbon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Carbon:

  • ALEGENT HEALTH AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CORNING, IA)
  • ALEGENT HEALTH MERCY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; CORNING, IA)
  • CORNING NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CORNING, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - VILLISCA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; VILLISCA, IA)
  • STANTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; STANTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carbon:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 49 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 54 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 58 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Creighton University (about 61 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 62 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 62 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 64 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)

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Church in Carbon: Carbon Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Bull Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Adams 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 2012 was 72.0. This is about average.

City:

72.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.89
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  33.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Carbon 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Wood (38%)
  • Electricity (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carbon city (based on Adams County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.60%
Here: 44.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents34.7%22.2%14.3%9.7%19.1%
Congregations43.8%6.3%6.3%6.3%37.5%
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: 1
Adams County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Adams County:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.5%
Iowa:

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

10.5%
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 7$35
Totals for Government 0$0 7$35

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
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 Taylor County, IA  0.88% ($33,429 average AGI)
from Union County, IA  0.69% ($33,818)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Polk County, IA  0.81% ($26,154 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, IA  0.68% ($25,727)
to Union County, IA  0.68% ($29,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carbon:

  • 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.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carbon:

  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)
  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • KCSI (95.3 FM; RED OAK, IA; Owner: HAWKEYE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSWI (95.7 FM; ATLANTIC, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Carbon:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • CARBON, 7.5 Mi N Of Corning On Hwy 148 (Lat: 41.093889 Lon: -94.758028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WNEF635
    Assigned Frequencies: 943.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018
    Registrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Blvd, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5671, Fax: (703) 726-5594, Email:

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