Colo, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 820 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 394  (48.1%)
Females: 426  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50056.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $80,961 (it was $41,711 in 2000)
Colo:

$80,961
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,005 (it was $19,173 in 2000)

Colo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,879 (it was $72,200 in 2000)
Colo:

$127,879
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $128,264; detached houses: $131,661; mobile homes: $48,513

Median gross rent in 2019: $858.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colo: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.2%

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  • Races in Colo, IA (2019)
    • 94895.4%White alone
    • 232.3%Hispanic
    • 101.0%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Colo, Iowa as of February 09, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colo is 447 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (26.8%), American (17.4%), Irish (6.8%), English (6.2%), Dutch (4.9%), Norwegian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/26/1876

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 1,060 people per square mile   (low).

Colo, Iowa map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,818 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,720 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (16.2 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (148.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (290.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Nevada, IA (2.6 miles ),
State Center, IA (2.8 miles ),
Collins, IA (2.8 miles ),
Rhodes, IA (3.0 miles ),
St. Anthony, IA (3.1 miles),
Maxwell, IA (3.1 miles ),
Zearing, IA (3.2 miles ),
Clemons, IA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 42.02 N, Longitude: 93.32 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Colo, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Colo, IA in 2019
Colo satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $153,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $300,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Colo, IA residents
Average permit cost in Colo, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +73 (+9.2%).
Most common industries in Colo, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (7.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Colo, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Child care workers (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Construction laborers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)

Average climate in Colo, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Colo, Iowa average temperatures Colo, Iowa average precipitation Colo, Iowa humidity Colo, Iowa wind speed Colo, Iowa snowfall Colo, Iowa sunshine Colo, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Colo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the Colo city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 183% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 432.4 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 378.1 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 361.4 miles away from Colo center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 378.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 286.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 231.2 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 Story County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Colo:

  • NEVADA #2 (Hospital, about 7 miles away; NEVADA, IA)
  • NEVADA #4 (Hospital, about 7 miles away; NEVADA, IA)
  • NEVADA #3 (Hospital, about 8 miles away; NEVADA, IA)
  • ZEARING HEALTH CARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ZEARING, IA)
  • AMES MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • HOMEWARD (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • MARY GREELEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; AMES, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colo:

  • Iowa State University (about 18 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 27 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 34 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 56 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 56 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 59 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 80 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

Public high school in Colo:

Public elementary/middle school in Colo:

  • COLO-NESCO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Location: 919 WEST ST, Grades: 5-6)
See full list of schools located in Colo

Library in Colo:

  • COLO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $58,560; Location: 309 MAIN ST; 12,313 books; 354 audio materials; 797 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 42 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Colo: Colo (A), Colo Fire and Rescue (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

  • COLO WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 876, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.4%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
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: 0.6% of all households

Banks with branches in Colo (2011 data):

  • State Bank & Trust Co.: Colo Branch at 405 Main Street, branch established on 1939/02/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $148.8 mil, Deposits: $116.8 mil, headquarters in Nevada, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Ames National Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Colo:

Marital status in Colo, IA
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Colo:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colo, IA (based on Story County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,81137
Evangelical Protestant14,23354
Catholic8,8256
Other2,07113
Orthodox211
None45,581-
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: 10
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Here:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Story County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Story County:

26.2%
Iowa:

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

9.9%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.7%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.9%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colo:

13.7%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Colo:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Colo:

35.5%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.3%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colo, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,782$45,3840$0
Financial Administration 1$4,741$56,8921$173
Local Libraries 1$5,206$62,4725$6,080
Totals for Government 3$13,729$54,9166$6,254

Colo government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Libraries: $104,000 ($126.83)
    Water Utilities: $95,000 ($115.85)
    Financial Administration: $95,000 ($115.85)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($100.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000 ($97.56)
    General - Other: $78,000 ($95.12)
    General Public Buildings: $75,000 ($91.46)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($90.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000 ($69.51)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($60.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000 ($40.24)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $15,000 ($18.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($9.76)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($3.66)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($1.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($8.54)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $127,000 ($154.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.44)

Colo government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $97,000 ($118.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000 ($96.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $80,000 ($97.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $31,000 ($37.80)
    General Revenue - Other: $30,000 ($36.59)
    Rents: $11,000 ($13.41)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($176.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $109,000 ($132.93)
    Other: $18,000 ($21.95)
  • Tax - Property: $453,000 ($552.44)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $119,000 ($145.12)
    Other License: $7,000 ($8.54)

Colo government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $219,000 ($267.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $210,000 ($256.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000 ($10.98)

Colo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,599,000 ($1950.00)

8.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
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 Polk County, IA  1.49% ($43,210 average AGI)
from Boone County, IA  0.57% ($38,804)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.23% ($54,397)


10.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.04%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Story County:

0.07%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  2.52% ($47,510 average AGI)
to Boone County, IA  0.73% ($48,477)
to Dallas County, IA  0.27% ($43,646)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colo:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • 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)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFJB (1230 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colo:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDAO-FM (99.5 FM; ELDORA, IA; Owner: ELDORA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K206AW (89.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K205CZ (88.9 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K218CE (91.5 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colo:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • 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)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • 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
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 69.7mTotal length
  • 36,265Total average daily traffic
  • 4,400Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,255Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Colo, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Colo, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 4 1/2 Mi N On Hwy 65 (Lat: 42.086111 Lon: -93.300194), Call Sign: WXG239, Licensee ID: L00029337,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.990 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/1998, Expiration Date: 03/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2002, Registrant: Larry L Johnson, Rr 1, Colo, IA 50056
  • Lat: 42.018028 Lon: -93.312611, Call Sign: WPXV597,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.812 MHz, 466.812 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/2003, Expiration Date: 06/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2013, Certifier: Larry L Stayner, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB0WEE, Licensee ID: L01096931, Grant Date: 04/22/2006, Expiration Date: 04/24/2016, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2018, Registrant: Norman R Woods, 702 5th St, Colo, IA 50056
  • Call Sign: KC0SPJ, Licensee ID: L00878883, Grant Date: 06/16/2004, Expiration Date: 06/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2004, Certifier: Joshua L Dunahoo, Registrant: Joshua L Dunahoo, 205 N 3rd St, Colo, IA 50056
  • Call Sign: K0JLD, Previous Call Sign: KC0SPJ, Licensee ID: L00878883, Grant Date: 07/07/2004, Expiration Date: 07/07/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2016, Certifier: Joshua L Dunahoo, Registrant: Joshua L Dunahoo, 205 N 3rd St, Colo, IA 50056
  • Call Sign: KD9CUE, Licensee ID: L01913570, Grant Date: 01/02/2015, Expiration Date: 01/02/2025, Certifier: Sandra L Black, Registrant: Sandra L Black, 907 Clayton Road, Colo, IA 50056
  • Call Sign: KE0DBX, Licensee ID: L01922260, Grant Date: 02/13/2015, Expiration Date: 02/13/2025, Certifier: Adam J Sisson, Registrant: Adam J Sisson, 68451 248th St, Colo, IA 50056
  • Call Sign: KE0FKH, Licensee ID: L01963414, Grant Date: 08/07/2015, Expiration Date: 08/07/2025, Certifier: Gabriel S Starling, Registrant: Gabriel S Starling, 212 Voorhies Street, Colo, IA 50056

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • 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: 5320H, N5320H, N-5320H, Serial Number: 16-125, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 01/22/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Lorin D Miller, 309 West St, Colo, IA 50056
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/12/2018
  • Aircraft: MILLER LORIN D WAIEX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 3300 (120 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81YX, N81YX, N-81YX, Serial Number: W0081, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 04/18/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Lorin D Miller, 309 West St, Colo, IA 50056
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 96539, N96539, N-96539, Serial Number: 8839, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 01/13/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Ryan K Mckinney, 73349 260th St, Colo, IA 50056
  • Aircraft: GOLDEN CIRCLE AIR T-BIRD I (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6800C, N6800C, N-6800C, Serial Number: 068, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 10/30/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Christian G Clem, 24594 680th Ave, Colo, IA 50056

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$84,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

Most common first names in Colo, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2077.6 years
Donald968.5 years
Robert866.3 years
Ralph679.5 years
William671.0 years
Mary686.4 years
Harold584.2 years
James573.2 years
Lois582.4 years
Fred584.4 years
Most common last names in Colo, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith983.1 years
Handsaker879.9 years
Dickinson685.8 years
Odonnell680.7 years
Mcintosh675.4 years
Mead580.0 years
Wilson581.8 years
White584.0 years
Barrett469.3 years
Mckinney483.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colo, IA
  • 93.9%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colo, IA
  • 61.2%Electricity
  • 38.8%Utility gas


Colo compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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