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Population in 2012: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.9%
 

Males: 64  (59.8%)
Females: 44  (40.2%)

Median resident age:  40.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50426, 50472.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,360 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Carpenter:

$41,360
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,426

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,476 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Carpenter:

$56,476
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $56,779; Detached houses: $58,524; Mobile homes: $37,151
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  • White alone - 107 (98.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.8%)

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


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Ancestries: German (52.9%), Norwegian (19.6%), United States (6.9%), English (4.9%), Swiss (3.9%), Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1880

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 676 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Carpenter:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carpenter city:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.7%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $293 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $289 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (50.2 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (106.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (292.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Otranto, IA (1.8 miles) , St. Ansgar, IA (2.3 miles ), Bolan, IA (2.4 miles) , Mona, IA (2.5 miles) , Grafton, IA (2.6 miles ), Toeterville, IA (2.6 miles) , Lyle, MN (2.7 miles ), Mitchell, IA (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 43.42 N, Longitude: 93.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +31 (+31.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (32%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Financial managers (7%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Carpenter-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 160% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the Carpenter city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 8.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Carpenter:

  • STACYVILLE COMMUNITY NURSING H (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STACYVILLE, IA)
  • MANLY NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MANLY, IA)
  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; OSAGE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carpenter:

  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Rochester, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 61 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Luther College (about 62 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 69 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 71 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • St. Olaf College (about 73 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 74 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)

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Notable locations in Carpenter: Northwood Co-op Elevator (A), Carpenter (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.6. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.136
U.S.:

2.879
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

11.4


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Carpenter compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Carpenter travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (89%)
  • Wood (5%)

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Religion statistics for Carpenter city (based on Mitchell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.85%
Here91.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents36.7%31.6%13.6%8.6%3.1%
Congregations17.9%25.0%14.3%14.3%7.1%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Mennonite Church of God in ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents2.4%2.2%0.7%0.5%0.6%
Congregations3.6%7.1%3.6%3.6%3.6%
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: 5
Mitchell County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Mitchell County:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
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$150
Totals for Government 0$0 1$150

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($64.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($55.56)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($46.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($27.78)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($37.04)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $7,000 ($64.81)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($27.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($92.59)
    General Support: $2,000 ($18.52)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($129.63)
    Total General Sales: $6,000 ($55.56)
    NEC: $1,000 ($9.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $83,000 ($768.52)

4.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,571 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 Floyd County, IA  0.79% ($25,548 average AGI)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.56% ($38,727)
from Mower County, MN  0.46% ($27,000)


5.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,524 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.71% ($22,464 average AGI)
to Floyd County, IA  0.48% ($24,947)
to Howard County, IA  0.25% ($23,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carpenter:

  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KAUS (1480 AM; 1 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carpenter:

  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KJCY (95.5 FM; ST. ANSGAR, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KYBA (105.3 FM; STEWARTVILLE, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K252DM (98.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: AUSTIN CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KMSK (91.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Carpenter:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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