Chapin, Iowa

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Population in 2010: 87.
Males: 54  (63.0%)
Females: 33  (37.0%)
Median resident age:

33.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 50475

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,485
Chapin:

$53,485
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,442

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $106,967
Chapin:

$106,967
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $50,681; detached houses: $50,919
March 2019 cost of living index in Chapin: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Chapin, IA (2010)
    • 7990.8%White alone
    • 44.6%Two or more races
    • 44.6%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (35.5%), English (22.7%), Irish (20.6%), American (9.2%), Scottish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1150 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (50.4 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (146.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (291.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sheffield, IA (2.0 miles ),
Hampton, IA (2.5 miles ),
Hansell, IA (2.8 miles),
Latimer, IA (3.0 miles ),
Coulter, IA (3.2 miles ),
Rockwell, IA (3.3 miles ),
Aredale, IA (3.3 miles),
Dougherty, IA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 93.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Distribution of median household income in Chapin, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chapin, IA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

2.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
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 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Chapin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Chapin place center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 tornado 16.7 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chapin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 240.7 miles away from Chapin 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 412.5 miles away from Chapin 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 393.6 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) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 324.6 miles away from Chapin center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 248.4 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 Franklin County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Chapin:

  • FRANKLIN COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)
  • FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)
  • ROCKWELL COMMUNITY NURSING HOM (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ROCKWELL, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chapin:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 23 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 45 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 54 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 56 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Riverland Community College (about 60 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa State University (about 60 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 73 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)

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Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.6%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.9% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Chapin:

Marital status in Chapin, IA
  • Never married: 62.8%
  • Now married: 27.2%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Chapin:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.8
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chapin, IA (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,29318
Evangelical Protestant1,3509
Catholic1,1292
Other1301
None3,778-
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: 2
Franklin County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Franklin County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
Iowa:

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

17.5%
Iowa:

14.5%

4.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
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  0.85% ($43,030 average AGI)
from Hardin County, IA  0.70% ($45,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chapin:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • 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)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KRIB (1490 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Chapin:

  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Chapin:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 22.7mTotal length
  • 1,780Total average daily traffic
  • 32Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,780Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chapin, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chapin, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chapin)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • MP 171, Mp 171 Mason City-Sub Hbd/Ded (Lat: 42.847083 Lon: -93.231667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KNHJ868,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.040 MHz, 160.845 MHz, Grant Date: 04/14/2011, Expiration Date: 07/10/2021, Certifier: L J Kopiasz, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • Lat: 42.764139 Lon: -93.223806, Call Sign: WPZY839,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2004, Expiration Date: 04/12/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/14/2014, Certifier: Jerry Stock, Registrant: R Comm, 2010 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, IA 50126, Phone: (641) 648-4821, Fax: (641) 648-5256
  • Lat: 42.764139 Lon: -93.223806, Call Sign: WQUD817,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz, Grant Date: 06/11/2014, Expiration Date: 06/11/2024, Certifier: Jerry Stock, Registrant: R Comm, 2010 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, IA 50126, Phone: (641) 648-4821, Fax: (641) 648-5256

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chapin, IA
  • 69.8%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chapin, IA
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Chapin 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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