Castalia, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 169 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 82  (48.7%)
Females: 87  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  53.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52133

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,518 (it was $30,417 in 2000)
Castalia:

$42,518
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,914 (it was $17,228 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $70,936 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Castalia:

$70,936
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $212,053; Detached houses: $218,192; Townhouses or other attached units: $185,308; In 2-unit structures: $139,261; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,508; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,622; Mobile homes: $62,435

Median gross rent in 2016: $557.

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    • 17198.8%White alone
    • 21.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Castalia: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (55.1%), Norwegian (21.4%), American (9.2%), Dutch (3.1%), Irish (3.1%), European (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/16/1901

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 235 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Castalia:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Castalia city:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Iowa:

4.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Castalia, Iowa as of December 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Castalia to the number of sex offenders is 95 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,017 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $759 (1.2%)

Castalia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (53.4 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (115.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (222.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ossian, IA (2.2 miles ), Postville, IA (2.4 miles ), Clermont, IA (2.8 miles ), Calmar, IA (3.3 miles ), Elgin, IA (3.3 miles ), Luana, IA (3.4 miles ), West Union, IA (3.5 miles ), Fort Atkinson, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.11 N, Longitude: 91.68 W

Area code: 563

Castalia household income distribution Castalia home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-3.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Average climate in Castalia, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Castalia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Castalia city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Castalia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 378.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from Castalia 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 356.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 278.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from Castalia center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 409.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winneshiek County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Castalia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Castalia:

  • OSSIAN SENIOR HOSPICE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; OSSIAN, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - POSTVILLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; POSTVILLE, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WEST UNION, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WEST UNION (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WEST UNION, IA)
  • PALMER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, IA)
  • PALMER LUTHERAN HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, IA)
  • WELLINGTON PLACE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DECORAH, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Castalia:

  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 11 miles; Calmar, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 16 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 20 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Viterbo University (about 53 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 58 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

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Notable locations in Castalia: Castalia (A), Molineland Museum (B), Castalia Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Castalia: Zion Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Pleasant View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Castalia: Castalia City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Winneshiek 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 2016: 13.3%
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Castalia city (based on Winneshiek County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,30828
Catholic6,3076
Evangelical Protestant5007
Other592
None3,882-
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
Winneshiek County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Winneshiek County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

10.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winneshiek County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

42.2%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Castalia:

43.2%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.6%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.4%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.2
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.7%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Castalia:

52.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

86.1%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Castalia, IA Residents
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
Water Supply 0$0 6$1,454
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,454

4.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
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 Allamakee County, IA  0.55% ($25,455 average AGI)
from Howard County, IA  0.30% ($26,292)
from Fayette County, IA  0.26% ($21,048)


4.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
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 Allamakee County, IA  0.35% ($30,929 average AGI)
to Fayette County, IA  0.35% ($27,000)
to Howard County, IA  0.30% ($31,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Castalia:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWLC (1240 AM; 1 kW; DECORAH, IA; Owner: LUTHER COLLEGE)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDEC (1240 AM; 1 kW; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Castalia:

  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KDEC-FM (100.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K268AF (101.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KLCD (89.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC)
  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Castalia:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K14AF (Channel 14; DECORAH, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Castalia fatal accident list:

Jul 14, 2004 04:07 PM, Us-52, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0ISA, Grant Date: 04/02/1991, Expiration Date: 04/02/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2003, Registrant: Jean I Kremer, Rt 1 Box 93, Castalia, IA 52133

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH A23-19 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 115 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7911L , Serial Number: MB-123, Year manufactured: 1966
    Registrant (Individual): Randy A Althouse, 1147 164th St, Castalia, IA 52133

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (84%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Castalia compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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