Carpenter, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 107 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.7%
 
Males: 46  (43.7%)
Females: 61  (56.3%)
Median resident age:

50.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50426, 50472.

Carpenter Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,809 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Carpenter:

$40,809
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,319 (it was $14,864 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $56,843 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Carpenter:

$56,843
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $73,477; detached houses: $78,788; mobile homes: $35,560
March 2019 cost of living index in Carpenter: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Carpenter, IA (2010)
    • 10798.2%White alone
    • 21.8%Black alone
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Ancestries: German (57.4%), American (2.9%), Dutch (2.9%), English (2.9%), Norwegian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1880

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 670 people per square mile   (low).

Carpenter, Iowa map

18 residents are foreign born

This city:

17.5%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $230 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $273 (0.6%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Carpenter, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carpenter, IA in 2017

Carpenter satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.1%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +31 (+31.3%).
Most common industries in Carpenter, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Food (9.4%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (9.4%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (9.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (7.5%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (16.0%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (12.0%)
  • Food (12.0%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (12.0%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (12.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.4%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (14.3%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (7.1%)
  • Wood products (7.1%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (7.1%)
  • Food (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
Most common occupations in Carpenter, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (15.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (32.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.0%)
  • Extraction workers (8.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Financial managers (7.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.1%)

Average climate in Carpenter, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 1.21. This is significantly better than average.

City:

1.21
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Carpenter-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 75% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Carpenter-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller 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 215.6 miles away from Carpenter 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 435.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 224.6 miles away from Carpenter center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.9 miles away from Carpenter center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 323.7 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 415.2 miles away from Carpenter 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 Mitchell County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carpenter topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OSAGE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carpenter:

  • Riverland Community College (about 19 miles; Austin, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,321)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 19 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 61 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 62 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 69 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 71 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Carpenter:

Marital status in Carpenter, IA
  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

For population 25 years and over in Carpenter:

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.4
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carpenter, IA (based on Mitchell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,36812
Catholic2,3573
Evangelical Protestant1,49111
Other6-
None3,554-
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: 5
Mitchell County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
Iowa:

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$352
Totals for Government 0$0 7$352

Carpenter government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $30,000 ($280.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($186.92)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($93.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($74.77)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($74.77)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($37.38)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($18.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,000 ($28.04)

Carpenter government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,000 ($18.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($37.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $9,000 ($84.11)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $19,000 ($177.57)
    Highways: $6,000 ($56.07)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($140.19)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,000 ($84.11)
    Other License: $1,000 ($9.35)

Carpenter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,000 ($1093.46)

3.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Iowa average:

5.97%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.51% ($42,810 average AGI)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.3mTotal length
  • 1,430Total average daily traffic
  • 200Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,430Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carpenter, IA
  • 82.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.0%Electricity
  • 2.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carpenter, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Carpenter compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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