Cotter, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 47 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 20  (43.8%)
Females: 27  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  52.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 52738

Estimated median household income in 2015: $57,121 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Cotter:

$57,121
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $29,172 (it was $13,879 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $118,508 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Cotter:

$118,508
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $125,914; Detached houses: $74,894; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,128
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    • 3470.8%White alone
    • 1429.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cotter: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (19.2%), Irish (19.2%), English (11.5%), German (11.5%), Scottish (11.5%), Swedish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/1/1912

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 201 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Cotter:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cotter city:

  • Never married: 12.0%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.6%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

12 residents are foreign born (16.7% Latin America, 8.3% Asia).

This city:

25.0%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,794 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,026 (1.5%)

Cotter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (25.3 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (162.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (199.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ainsworth, IA (2.1 miles ), Columbus City, IA (2.3 miles ), Columbus Junction, IA (2.4 miles ), Crawfordsville, IA (2.5 miles ), Fredonia, IA (2.6 miles ), Conesville, IA (2.9 miles ), Winfield, IA (3.4 miles ), Washington, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 91.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

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

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-4.0%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Wholesale trade (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (38%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (29%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Cotter, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cotter-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the Cotter city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center injured 47 people and caused $15 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cotter-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 273.3 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 255.3 miles away from Cotter center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 133.7 miles away from the city 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 301.3 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 303.5 miles away from Cotter center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 273.6 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 Louisa County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cotter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cotter:

  • COLONIAL MANOR OF COLUMBUS JUNCTION (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IA)
  • UNITED PRESBYTERIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS - WASHINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL AND CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • SUNRISE TERRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WINFIELD, IA)
  • WASHINGTON CO. PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cotter:

  • University of Iowa (about 26 miles; Iowa City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,735)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 37 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 44 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 49 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 50 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Augustana College (about 50 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 51 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)

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Louisa 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 2013 was 74.0. This is about average.

City:

74.0
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.19. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.19
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.4
Iowa average:

10.3

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

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Religion statistics for Cotter city (based on Louisa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,51312
Evangelical Protestant88010
Catholic4931
None7,501-
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: 5
Louisa County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Louisa County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Louisa County:

28.8%
Iowa:

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

18.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.2%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cotter:

37.3%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.5%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cotter:

8.6%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

50.9%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.8%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cotter, IA Residents
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$85$1,0200$0
Totals for Government 1$85$1,0200$0

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($148.94)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($21.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($21.28)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($21.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($21.28)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($21.28)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($85.11)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($63.83)

6.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Muscatine County, IA  1.40% ($31,508 average AGI)
from Marion County, IN  0.66% ($27,500)
from Des Moines County, IA  0.62% ($26,500)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
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 Muscatine County, IA  1.56% ($30,242 average AGI)
to Johnson County, IA  0.50% ($27,571)
to Des Moines County, IA  0.43% ($50,278)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cotter:

  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCII (1380 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cotter:

  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KWCC (93.1 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cotter:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • K13MN (Channel 13; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K62FU (Channel 62; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

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

Cotter compared to Iowa state average:

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