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Population in 2012: 40 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -36.5%
Males: 24  (61.0%)
Females: 16  (39.0%)

Median resident age:  39.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50833

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,326 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Conway:

$33,326
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,059 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Conway:

$29,059
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $17,850; Detached houses: $20,291; Mobile homes: $3,204

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Conway: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.4%), Scottish (13.8%), English (9.2%), Czech (7.7%), Norwegian (7.7%), Swedish (7.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/27/1878

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 180 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Conway:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Conway city:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 9.5%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (69.5 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (80.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (368.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sharpsburg, IA (2.0 miles) , Gravity, IA (2.6 miles ), Bedford, IA (2.8 miles ), Clearfield, IA (2.9 miles ), Lenox, IA (3.1 miles ), Blockton, IA (3.4 miles) , Maloy, IA (3.5 miles) , Athelstan, IA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 40.75 N, Longitude: 94.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Conway household income distribution Conway home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+23.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Retail trade (56%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Conway-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 185% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Conway city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Conway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.3 miles away from Conway center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Mike Welday - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Conway:

  • TAYLOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)
  • BEDFORD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)
  • CLEARVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CLEARFIELD, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Conway:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 31 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,793)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 69 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 72 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Bellevue University (about 74 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • Drake University (about 78 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 78 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Creighton University (about 78 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.9. This is about average.
City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.77. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.77
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.3%

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  31.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Conway, IA

Conway compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Conway travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (90%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Conway city (based on Taylor County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.42%
Here58.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents34.0%17.6%14.0%10.1%7.6%
Congregations21.4%3.6%10.7%14.3%10.7%
NameCatholic ChurchMissionary ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents7.3%2.5%1.6%1.3%3.9%
Congregations7.1%3.6%3.6%3.6%21.4%
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: 2
Taylor County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Taylor County:

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Taylor County:

15.4%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$136
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$170
Totals for Government 0$0 5$306

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($75.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($50.00)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($25.00)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($25.00)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($25.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($25.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($25.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($125.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($25.00)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($50.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $26,000 ($650.00)

5.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,731 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
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 Page County, IA  0.86% ($28,600 average AGI)
from Union County, IA  0.60% ($20,357)


6.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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 Page County, IA  0.86% ($22,100 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.56% ($20,846)
to Union County, IA  0.43% ($34,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Conway:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Conway:

  • KXCV (90.5 FM; MARYVILLE, MO; Owner: NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV.)
  • KKBZ (99.3 FM; CLARINDA, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)

TV broadcast stations around Conway:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

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