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Population in 2012: 2,789 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 

Males: 1,242  (44.6%)
Females: 1,547  (55.4%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50525.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,993 (it was $37,026 in 2000)
Clarion:

$38,993
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,821

Clarion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,320 (it was $58,500 in 2000)
Clarion:

$77,320
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,746; Detached houses: $81,323; Townhouses or other attached units: $97,881; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,340; Mobile homes: $46,532

Median gross rent in 2012: $472.

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  • White alone - 2,354 (82.6%)
  • Hispanic - 453 (15.9%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clarion: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.0%), Norwegian (18.9%), Irish (10.4%), English (8.3%), Swedish (2.7%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/15/1881

Land area: 2.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,016 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Clarion:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clarion city:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

66 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.3%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Clarion, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Clarion to the number of sex offenders is 558 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,236 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,205 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (48.9 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (155.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (315.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Galt, IA (2.6 miles) , Rowan, IA (3.0 miles ), Goldfield, IA (3.1 miles ), Eagle Grove, IA (3.1 miles ), Belmond, IA (3.2 miles ), Dows, IA (3.6 miles ), Woolstock, IA (3.6 miles ), Alexander, IA (3.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $500,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 93.73 W

Area code: 515

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Crime rates in Clarion by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1101101033
per 100,000 34.434.90.034.635.80.037.10.0104.7106.2
Robberies 0000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.036.70.00.00.00.0
Assaults 3165733163
per 100,000 103.134.9209.9173.1250.4110.2111.437.5209.4106.2
Burglaries 73181388134112
per 100,000 240.6104.7629.6450.1286.1293.8482.9149.9383.970.8
Thefts 27132955236044241721
per 100,000 928.2453.61014.31904.4822.62203.51634.5899.2593.4743.1
Auto thefts 3033521410
per 100,000 103.10.0104.9103.9178.873.437.1149.934.90.0
Arson 1004001200
per 100,000 34.40.00.0138.50.00.037.174.90.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.8) 114.962.8140.5185.6151.9153.7160.568.6186.4146.6

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Crime rate in Clarion detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Iowa average:

1.72

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Clarion, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +253 (+9.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Clarion-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 214% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Clarion city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 31.2 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wright County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Joseph Reed Sams - Politician, Lee Handley - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Clarion:

  • WRIGHT COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 115 FIRST STREET SE)
  • CLARION #1 (Hospital, 203 FOURTH AVENUE SE)
  • CLARION #2 (Hospital, 1000 FIRST STREET SE)
  • IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-CLARION (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, 1316 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • THE HEART OF WRIGHT (Nursing Home, 110 13TH AVENUE SW)

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Airports and heliports located in Clarion:


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Local government website: WWW.CLARION1.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clarion:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 30 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Iowa State University (about 49 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 67 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 69 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 75 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Buena Vista University (about 76 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Drake University (about 79 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)

Public high schools in Clarion:

Public elementary/middle schools in Clarion:

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Library in Clarion:

  • CLARION PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $133,772; Location: 302 N MAIN; 21,721 books; 946 audio materials; 764 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Clarion: Clarion (A), Cargill Incorporated Elevator (B), Wright County Jail (C), Clarion Ambulance Service (D), Clarion Police Department (E), Clarion Fire Department (F), Wright County Sheriffs Office (G), Clarion Culture Center (H), Rock Island Depot (I), 4-H Schoolhouse Museum (J), Wright County Courthouse (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clarion include: United Presbyterian Church (A), Lutheran Church (B), Saint Johns Catholic Church (C), United Church of Christ (D), United Methodist Church (E), Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall (F), Church of Christ (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Clarion: Gazebo Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Heartland Museum (119 9th Street Southwest).

Hotels: Iron Horse Inn (1001 Central Avenue West), Ahren's Investments (1205 Central Avenue East), Clarion Inn Bed and Breakfast (221 Central Avenue East).

Courts: Iowa State - Judicial Dept- Clerk Of District Court (115 North Main Street), Wright County - Clerk (115 North Main Street).

 
Wright County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clarion and their reported violations in the past:

CLARION WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 2968, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
WILSON SUBDIVISION WELL #9 (Address: 1868 CORNELIA DR , Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-21-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2003), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
LAKESIDE RESTAURANT (Address: 2425 175TH ST , Population served: 37, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-23-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2003), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-17-2004), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-09-2004), St Unresolved (JUN-09-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-03-2004 to SEP-03-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2006)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2003 and AUG-2003, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2003), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-17-2004), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-09-2004), St Unresolved (2 times from JUN-09-2004 to JUN-09-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-03-2004 to SEP-03-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2004)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2003 and AUG-2003, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2003), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-17-2004), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-09-2004), St Unresolved (2 times from JUN-09-2004 to JUN-09-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-03-2004 to SEP-03-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2004)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clarion that have no violations reported:

  • WEST SIDE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.9%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Black residents, 48.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Clarion, IA

People in group quarters in Clarion in 2010:

  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
93 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Clarion compared to Iowa state average:

Clarion, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Clarion (2011 data):

  • First Citizens National Bank: Clarion Branch at 120 First Avenue, N.W., branch established on 1887/10/01; Drive-Up Branch at 1123 Central Avenue East, branch established on 1994/03/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,022.1 mil, Deposits: $744.4 mil, headquarters in Mason City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Financial Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Clarion Branch at 119 Central Avenue West, branch established on 1947/05/10. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First State Bank: at 714 Central Avenue E, branch established on 2012/03/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $283.6 mil, Deposits: $217.7 mil, headquarters in Webster City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Van Diest Investment Company
  • Security Savings Bank: Clarion Branch at 322 Central Avenue East, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2007/02/21: Bank assets: $119.4 mil, Deposits: $95.3 mil, headquarters in Eagle Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Dunn Investment Co.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Clarion travel time to work - commute


Clarion mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (33%)

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Religion statistics for Clarion city (based on Wright County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.44%
Here78.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents30.6%21.1%20.7%7.8%3.9%
Congregations21.4%16.7%7.1%9.5%7.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents3.5%2.2%2.1%1.7%6.6%
Congregations4.8%4.8%7.1%4.8%16.7%
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
Wright County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Wright County:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wright County:

26.5%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
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 3$9,334$37,3360$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$19,025$38,0500$0
Police - Other 1$2,063$24,7560$0
Firefighters 0$0 2$263
Streets and Highways 2$6,007$36,0420$0
Health 1$3,133$37,5960$0
Hospitals 213$955,565$53,83522$47,884
Sewerage 2$6,759$40,5540$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,801$33,6120$0
Water Supply 3$8,466$33,8640$0
Transit 0$0 2$1,386
Local Libraries 1$2,365$28,3804$2,681
Totals for Government 233$1,015,518$52,30130$52,214

Clarion government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,877,000 ($673.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,411,000 ($505.92)
    Air Transportation: $334,000 ($119.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $126,000 ($45.18)
    Regular Highways: $81,000 ($29.04)
    Libraries: $44,000 ($15.78)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,535,000 ($5211.55)
    Police Protection: $346,000 ($124.06)
    Water Utilities: $319,000 ($114.38)
    Sewerage: $264,000 ($94.66)
    Regular Highways: $260,000 ($93.22)
    General - Other: $227,000 ($81.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $150,000 ($53.78)
    Health - Other: $145,000 ($51.99)
    Financial Administration: $127,000 ($45.54)
    Libraries: $125,000 ($44.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000 ($24.38)
    Air Transportation: $41,000 ($14.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($12.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $22,000 ($7.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($1.79)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($0.72)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($6.10)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $155,000 ($55.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $279,000 ($100.04)
    Health - Other: $120,000 ($43.03)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($11.47)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($6.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($1.43)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.36)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,230,000 ($2592.33)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $65,000 ($23.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($10.40)

Clarion government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $14,535,000 ($5211.55)
    Air Transportation: $316,000 ($113.30)
    Sewerage: $274,000 ($98.24)
    All Other: $136,000 ($48.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000 ($30.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($20.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($3.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $73,000 ($26.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $358,000 ($128.36)
    Special Assessments: $143,000 ($51.27)
    Rents: $27,000 ($9.68)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($7.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $454,000 ($162.78)
    Transit Utilities: $9,000 ($3.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $248,000 ($88.92)
    All Other: $204,000 ($73.14)
  • Tax - Property: $1,295,000 ($464.32)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $162,000 ($58.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $30,000 ($10.76)
    Other License: $6,000 ($2.15)

Clarion government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,482,000 ($4116.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,923,000 ($2482.25)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,570,000 ($1997.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,011,000 ($362.50)

Clarion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,674,000 ($1317.32)

5.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
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 Hamilton County, IA  0.50% ($28,040 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IA  0.42% ($74,429)
from Webster County, IA  0.42% ($26,476)


7.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
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 Hamilton County, IA  0.61% ($37,548 average AGI)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.53% ($20,407)
to Hancock County, IA  0.43% ($23,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clarion:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • 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.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, 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)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clarion:

  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Clarion:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, 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)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Clarion, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Clarion fatal accident list:

Feb 13, 2003 01:38 PM, North Main, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 25, 1993 06:12 PM, 3, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 8, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Clarion)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Clarion, IA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Clarion)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 18582 , Serial Number: 15073960, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 10/17/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce M Voigts, 713 Maple Ln, Clarion, IA 50525
  • Aircraft: HOLM C GIFFORD RV-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4255M , Serial Number: CS-0011, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Carroll G Holm, 1850 Page Ave, Clarion, IA 50525
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-16 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5340H , Serial Number: 16-144, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1956
    Registrant (Individual): John H Ricke, 1948 Sandy Beach Rd, Clarion, IA 50525
  • Aircraft: MASITTI THOMAS MONERAI-S (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 778TM , Serial Number: 0078, Year manufactured: 1988, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Steven W Schrage, 1808 Obrien Ave, Clarion, IA 50525



Most common first names in Clarion, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3178.8 years
George2679.0 years
Robert2473.6 years
Ruth2482.0 years
William2374.8 years
Mary2284.0 years
Charles2078.0 years
Harold1978.0 years
Mildred1979.7 years
Margaret1883.3 years
Most common last names in Clarion, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson3579.6 years
Wilson1477.7 years
Smith1481.4 years
Lester1373.9 years
Johnson1380.4 years
Miller1281.4 years
Hill1184.7 years
Nelson1183.9 years
Loux1177.7 years
Meyer1077.5 years
Businesses in Clarion, IA
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1

Clarion on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses"
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  • Charles Aldrich (1)
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