Colwell, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 72 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 34  (47.8%)
Females: 38  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  26.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50620

Estimated median household income in 2016: $68,286 (it was $27,813 in 2000)
Colwell:

$68,286
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,234 (it was $12,504 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $53,577 (it was $28,800 in 2000)
Colwell:

$53,577
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $48,645; Detached houses: $48,697

Median gross rent in 2016: $571.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Colwell: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.4%), American (18.2%), English (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/27/1921

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 392 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Colwell:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colwell city:

  • Never married: 49.9%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 15.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Colwell, Iowa as of November 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Colwell to the number of sex offenders is 67 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $729 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $673 (1.8%)

Colwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (47.6 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (127.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (266.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Charles City, IA (2.7 miles ), Bassett, IA (2.8 miles) , Floyd, IA (2.8 miles ), New Haven, IA (3.0 miles) , Alta Vista, IA (3.1 miles ), North Washington, IA (3.1 miles) , Elma, IA (3.1 miles ), Orchard, IA (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 43.16 N, Longitude: 92.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Colwell household income distribution Colwell home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-19.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (36%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (36%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)

Average climate in Colwell, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colwell-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Colwell city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colwell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 243.3 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 408.1 miles away from Colwell 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 222.4 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 387.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 252.4 miles away from Colwell center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 348.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Floyd County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colwell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Colwell:

  • CREST VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - CHARLES CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH/HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • FLOYD COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ELMA, IA)
  • COLONIAL MANOR OF ELMA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ELMA, IA)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OSAGE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colwell:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 28 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 37 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 42 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Riverland Community College (about 42 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 45 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 46 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 53 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

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Notable locations in Colwell: Colwell Cooperative Elevator (A), Colwell Community Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Colwell: Colwell United Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Floyd 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 2016: 26.9%
(25.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Iowa average:

10.4

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Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Colwell city (based on Floyd County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,25618
Catholic3,0803
Evangelical Protestant1,25513
Other42
None6,708-
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: 3
Floyd County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Floyd County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Floyd County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

11.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Floyd County:

28.4%
Iowa:

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

12.9%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$378
Totals for Government 0$0 7$378

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($111.11)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($69.44)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($55.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($27.78)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($27.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($27.78)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($27.78)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($27.78)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($27.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($69.44)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($27.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($13.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($69.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($83.33)
    General Support: $1,000 ($13.89)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($166.67)
    Total General Sales: $4,000 ($55.56)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($13.89)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($472.22)

4.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.89% ($33,870 average AGI)
from Chickasaw County, IA  0.46% ($22,071)
from Butler County, IA  0.22% ($52,769)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.00% ($27,452 average AGI)
to Chickasaw County, IA  0.44% ($29,630)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.37% ($30,217)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colwell:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCHA (1580 AM; 1 kW; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Colwell:

  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCZE (95.1 FM; NEW HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJCY (95.5 FM; ST. ANSGAR, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colwell:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NZ3COWO3, Lat: 43.156806 Lon: -92.592083, Type: Silo, Structure height: 65 m, Overall height: 67 m, Call Sign: WQHW432
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 11/24/2007, Expiration Date: 11/24/2017, Certifier: Scott PerichRegistrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, .1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4524, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

Colwell compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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