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Population in 2012: 97 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.8%
 

Males: 43  (45.1%)
Females: 54  (54.9%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52548

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,374 (it was $30,781 in 2000)
Chillicothe:

$37,374
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,670

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,341 (it was $52,800 in 2000)
Chillicothe:

$51,341
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,033; Detached houses: $114,934; Mobile homes: $47,702
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  • White alone - 96 (99.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chillicothe: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.7%), Irish (25.4%), English (11.1%), Dutch (10.3%), United States (3.2%), Danish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/22/1881

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 426 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Chillicothe:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chillicothe city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.3%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $475 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (65.3 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (175.6 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (256.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kirkville, IA (2.0 miles ), Eddyville, IA (2.7 miles ), Ottumwa, IA (2.8 miles ), Fremont, IA (3.2 miles ), Blakesburg, IA (3.2 miles ), Hedrick, IA (3.6 miles ), Agency, IA (3.6 miles ), Keomah Village, IA (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 41.09 N, Longitude: 92.53 W

Area code: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -70 (-43.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Information (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (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%)


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Tornado activity:

Chillicothe-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the Chillicothe city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 tornado 32.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wapello County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Chillicothe:

  • RIDGEWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)
  • RIDGEWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)

Amtrak station near Chillicothe:

  • 8 miles: OTTUMWA (210 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chillicothe:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 8 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • Truman State University (about 63 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • University of Iowa (about 66 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Drake University (about 69 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 73 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 73 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 74 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)

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Notable locations in Chillicothe: Chillicothe (A), Chillicothe First Responders (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chillicothe Cemetery (1), Myrick Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Wapello 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 2012: 29.7%

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  17.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chillicothe, IA

Chillicothe compared to Iowa state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chillicothe travel time to work - commute


Chillicothe mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (89%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Chillicothe city (based on Wapello County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.26%
Here42.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents20.8%17.0%13.6%5.8%5.6%
Congregations3.2%17.7%9.7%4.8%6.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USASalvation ArmyOther
Adherents4.8%4.4%3.2%3.0%21.7%
Congregations1.6%4.8%3.2%1.6%46.8%
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: 6
Wapello County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Wapello County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wapello County:

27.1%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.2%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$128
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$128
Totals for Government 0$0 7$256

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($113.40)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($61.86)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($20.62)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($20.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($10.31)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($10.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($10.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $230,000 ($2371.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($20.62)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $230,000 ($2371.13)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($10.31)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($113.40)
    Total General Sales: $2,000 ($20.62)

Chillicothe government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $3,298,000 ($34000.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,685,000 ($17371.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,613,000 ($16628.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,000 ($82.47)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,685,000 ($17371.13)

5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
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 Davis County, IA  0.46% ($39,424 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.35% ($32,800)
from Jefferson County, IA  0.26% ($28,441)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
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 Polk County, IA  0.58% ($42,640 average AGI)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.48% ($29,194)
to Davis County, IA  0.30% ($26,128)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chillicothe:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLEE (1480 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLBA (1370 AM; 1 kW; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chillicothe:

  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWA (92.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K201CJ (88.1 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKN (104.3 FM; ELDON, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOJY (106.9 FM; BLOOMFIELD, IA; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • KMGO (98.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KMGO, INC.)
  • K205CA (88.9 FM; OTTUMWA, ETC., IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chillicothe:

  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K23CI (Channel 23; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K25DE (Channel 25; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K27CV (Channel 27; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Chillicothe fatal accident list:

Jun 14, 2001 05:30 PM, Us-63, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Ogs Plant Tower 1 Mile West (Lat: 41.096389 Lon: -92.555000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 108.8 m, Call Sign: WPHH309
    Assigned Frequencies: 859.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/2005, Expiration Date: 06/09/2015, Certifier: Don Goettsch
    Registrant: Spectrum & Licensing Services, 111 Valley View Road, Hanover, PA 17331, Phone: (717) 630-0816, Fax: (717) 637-8300, Email:
  • 2.5 Mi S (Lat: 41.045556 Lon: -92.526583), Structure height: 39 m, Call Sign: WPEX561, Licensee ID: L00028077
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.456 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2004, Expiration Date: 05/23/2014
    Registrant: Wapello Rural Water Assn Inc, Ottumwa, IA 52501, Phone: (515) 682-8352
  • Ottumwa Gen Station Cty Rd 21 1.3 Mi Nw (Lat: 41.098056 Lon: -92.554917), Call Sign: WXD393
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.130 MHz, 158.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2013, Expiration Date: 05/26/2023
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St Suite 769, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • Ottumwa Generating Sta Cr H21 1.3 Mi (Lat: 41.099444 Lon: -92.553806), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WSX702
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.695 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2004, Expiration Date: 03/11/2014
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • CHILLICOTHE, 20975 Power Plant Road (Lat: 41.094389 Lon: -92.562806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WNEZ919
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.406 MHz, 928.631 MHz, 952.406 MHz, 952.631 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/16/2009, Expiration Date: 10/27/2019
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52004-0769, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • CHILLICOTHE, 20975 Power Plant Road (Lat: 41.094389 Lon: -92.562806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WEH740
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2012, Expiration Date: 09/08/2022
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St Suite 769, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chillicothe)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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