Colo, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 869 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.1%
 
Males: 465  (53.5%)
Females: 404  (46.5%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50056.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,316 (it was $41,711 in 2000)
Colo:

$46,316
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,176 (it was $19,173 in 2000)

Colo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $106,440 (it was $72,200 in 2000)
Colo:

$106,440
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $114,520; Detached houses: $119,145; Mobile homes: $39,619

Median gross rent in 2013: $556.

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  • Races in Colo, IA (2010)

    Colo races chart
    • 85998.1%White alone
    • 80.9%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Black alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

Races in Colo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Colo: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.3%), English (15.1%), Irish (9.0%), Norwegian (8.3%), United States (7.1%), Welsh (6.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/26/1876

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 1,123 people per square mile   (low).

Colo,IA real estate house value index trend

Colo, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Colo:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colo city:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.2%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Colo, Iowa as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Colo to the number of sex offenders is 870 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,580 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,477 (1.4%)

Colo satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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
  • 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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.02 N, Longitude: 93.32 W

Area code: 641

Colo household income distribution Colo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +73 (+9.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Colo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Colo, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 near Iowa state average. It is 82% 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 378.1 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 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 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 391.3 miles away from Colo 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 404.5 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 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:

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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 47.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • COLO WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 876, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.0%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Colo compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colo city (based on Story County data)

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
Story County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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
Story County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 1$5,757$69,0842$460
Streets and Highways 1$1,520$18,2400$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$4,380
Totals for Government 2$7,277$43,6626$4,840

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $267,000 ($307.25)
    Water Utilities: $86,000 ($98.96)
    Libraries: $65,000 ($74.80)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($64.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($64.44)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($56.39)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($39.13)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($33.37)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($27.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($21.86)
    Welfare - Other: $10,000 ($11.51)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($8.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($2.30)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($2.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($37.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $29,000 ($33.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $76,000 ($87.46)
    Fire Protection: $35,000 ($40.28)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($8.06)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($8.06)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($6.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($3.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $127,000 ($146.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($8.06)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $94,000 ($108.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($64.44)
    All Other: $18,000 ($20.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $29,000 ($33.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($11.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $172,000 ($197.93)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($10.36)
    Rents: $7,000 ($8.06)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($2.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $92,000 ($105.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $164,000 ($188.72)
    Highways: $70,000 ($80.55)
    General Support: $11,000 ($12.66)
  • Tax - Property: $213,000 ($245.11)
    Total General Sales: $74,000 ($85.16)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($2.30)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.15)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $137,000 ($157.65)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $802,000 ($922.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $288,000 ($331.42)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($142.69)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $370,000 ($425.78)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $144,000 ($165.71)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($14.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $350,000 ($402.76)

8.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Story County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  1.42% ($30,347 average AGI)
from Boone County, IA  0.53% ($32,975)
from Linn County, IA  0.19% ($25,404)


10.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.39%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($295 average AGI)
Story County:

0.14%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  2.39% ($37,997 average AGI)
to Boone County, IA  0.56% ($32,176)
to Dallas County, IA  0.28% ($37,058)

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)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 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
  • Mp 173.23 Clinton Sub Hbd (Lat: 42.019028 Lon: -93.312972), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.2 m, Call Sign: WPJP564
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.890 MHz, 161.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/2011, Expiration Date: 08/21/2021, Certifier: W G Howard
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St., Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-0392, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • 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, Certifier: Larry L Stayner
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • COLO, 1201 695th Street (Lat: 42.006833 Lon: -93.317778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQNW501
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/17/2011, Expiration Date: 06/17/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • COLO, 260 Main St (Lat: 42.018778 Lon: -93.313500), Type: Silo, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WQRD254
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 04/18/2013, Expiration Date: 04/18/2023, Certifier: James K Smith
    Registrant: Skybeam, 619 14th Street Sw, Loveland, CO 80537, Phone: (970) 776-8473, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0WEE, Licensee ID: L01096931
    Grant Date: 04/22/2006, Expiration Date: 04/24/2016
    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, Certifier: Joshua L Dunahoo
    Registrant: Joshua L Dunahoo, 205 N 3rd St, Colo, IA 50056

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ORCUTT CHARLES L GN-1 AIRCAMPER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30PP , Serial Number: 1163, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1987
    Registrant (Individual): Lorin 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 , Serial Number: 8839, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas R Granger, 69082 Us Highway 30, 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

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  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #92 (50056) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Alsatian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Joseph L. Keeran (2)
  • Lorin Dion Miller (2)
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  • Kelly M. Lager (2)
  • Jeffrey Dean Seyller (1)
  • Kelly Lager (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2015.