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Population in 2012: 279 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.5%
 

Males: 144  (51.9%)
Females: 135  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  34.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50431, 50452.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,505 (it was $35,208 in 2000)
Coulter:

$35,505
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,701

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,217 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Coulter:

$54,217
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,158; Detached houses: $69,557; Townhouses or other attached units: $19,898

Median gross rent in 2012: $404.

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  • White alone - 237 (84.3%)
  • Hispanic - 42 (14.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Coulter: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.5%), Norwegian (5.7%), Irish (5.5%), Danish (4.7%), English (3.4%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/24/1909

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 2.45 square miles.

Population density: 114 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Coulter:

  • High school or higher: 68.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Coulter city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

111 residents are foreign born

This city:  26.4%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $506 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $767 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (50.7 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (154.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (297.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Latimer, IA (1.4 miles ), Alexander, IA (2.7 miles) , Hampton, IA (2.9 miles ), Dows, IA (2.9 miles ), Rowan, IA (3.0 miles ), Bradford, IA (3.1 miles) , Popejoy, IA (3.2 miles) , Chapin, IA (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 93.37 W

Area code: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (1%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (22%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Coulter-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 218% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Coulter city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 tornado 15.0 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Coulter:

  • USA HEALTHCARE, DOWS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DOWS, IA)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)
  • FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Coulter, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Coulter:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 46 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 49 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Iowa State University (about 52 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 58 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 70 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 80 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 80 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)

Library in Coulter:

  • COULTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $30,417; Location: 111 MAIN ST; 7,780 books; 217 audio materials; 715 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 22 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Coulter: Coulter (A), Coulter Volunteer Fire Department (B), Coulter Public Library (C), Coulter Community Center (D), Coulter Town Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Coulter: Nazareth Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Coulter Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Franklin 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 2009 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

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

  • COULTER WATER SUPPLY (Address: PO BOX 5, Population served: 262, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.3%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Coulter, IA

Coulter 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Coulter travel time to work - commute


Coulter mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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Religion statistics for Coulter city (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.64%
Here76.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents24.5%19.3%14.3%11.7%10.4%
Congregations35.5%12.9%6.5%9.7%6.5%
NameReformed Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USABaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents6.6%3.4%2.7%2.7%4.4%
Congregations6.5%3.2%3.2%3.2%12.9%
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
Franklin County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Franklin County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.8%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$530
Local Libraries 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 0$0 2$880

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($132.62)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($82.44)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($53.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($50.18)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($32.26)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($28.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($28.67)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($21.51)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($10.75)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($10.75)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($10.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($7.17)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($7.17)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($3.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($7.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($43.01)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($93.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($50.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $32,000 ($114.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($14.34)
    Rents: $2,000 ($7.17)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($132.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($68.10)
    General Support: $2,000 ($7.17)
  • Tax - Property: $32,000 ($114.70)
    Total General Sales: $12,000 ($43.01)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $41,000 ($146.95)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $33,000 ($118.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $8,000 ($28.67)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $7,000 ($25.09)
    End of Fiscal Year: $3,000 ($10.75)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $292,000 ($1046.59)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($121.86)

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
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 Hardin County, IA  0.67% ($24,692 average AGI)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.54% ($29,571)
from Butler County, IA  0.46% ($28,722)


6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.86% ($24,794 average AGI)
to Hardin County, IA  0.45% ($27,778)
to Butler County, IA  0.38% ($31,133)

Strongest AM radio stations in Coulter:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIFG (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Coulter:

  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIFG-FM (95.3 FM; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Coulter:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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)
  • 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)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 177 Railroad St (Lat: 42.741389 Lon: -93.366944), Type: 55.0, Overall height: 49 m
    Registrant: 5156484821, , 2010 WASHINGTON AVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Coulter Elevator (Lat: 42.741361 Lon: -93.366861), Call Sign: KQU706
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/06/2004, Expiration Date: 07/21/2014, Certifier: Tom Michel
    Registrant: Agvantage Fs, Inc., 1600 8th Street Sw, Waverly, IA 50677-0828, Phone: (319) 483-4900, Fax: (319) 483-4992, Email:
  • 177 Railroad St (Lat: 42.741389 Lon: -93.366944), Type: Tank, Structure height: 49 m, Overall height: 55 m, Call Sign: WPYG608
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.725 MHz, 464.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/2003, Expiration Date: 08/07/2013, Certifier: Randy Roeber
    Registrant: R Comm Wireless, 2010 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, IA 50126, Phone: (641) 648-4821, Fax: (641) 648-5256, Email:
  • Coulter IA, Lat: 42.728861 Lon: -93.428000, Call Sign: WQEY535
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/18/2006, Expiration Date: 05/18/2016, Certifier: Rick Riccardi
    Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. Seventeenth Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (202) 828-5700, Fax: (703) 812-0468, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD0TCZ, Licensee ID: L01734974
    Grant Date: 09/19/2012, Expiration Date: 09/19/2022, Certifier: Damon P Ott
    Registrant: Damon P Ott, Coulter, IA 50431
  • Call Sign: KD0TKJ, Licensee ID: L01740145
    Grant Date: 10/18/2012, Expiration Date: 10/18/2022, Certifier: David F Bernhardt
    Registrant: David F Bernhardt, 305 5th St, Coulter, IA 50431



Most common first names in Coulter, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John486.3 years
Carl378.6 years
Anna382.3 years
Marie388.7 years
Hannah291.5 years
Alfred274.0 years
Chris284.5 years
Emma283.6 years
Edward267.0 years
Clarence284.4 years
Most common last names in Coulter, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hansen879.3 years
Christiansen674.3 years
Larsen484.7 years
Pedersen489.5 years
Juhl370.6 years
Johansen378.7 years
Campbell388.4 years
Jorgensen387.7 years
Morton373.0 years
Horn283.0 years

Coulter on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Chemicals"
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