Craig, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 91 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.8%
 
Males: 47  (52.7%)
Females: 44  (47.3%)
Median resident age:

31.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 51031

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,847 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Craig:

$48,847
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,045 (it was $17,239 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,724 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Craig:

$81,724
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $81,810; detached houses: $82,195

Median gross rent in 2017: $664.

March 2019 cost of living index in Craig: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.4%
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Craig, Iowa as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Craig is 92 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (63.6%), American (18.2%), Dutch (15.1%), Norwegian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/6/1911

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 970 people per square mile   (low).

Craig, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $877 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $520 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (27.9 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (114.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (446.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ireton, IA (2.3 miles ),
Struble, IA (2.4 miles),
Brunsville, IA (2.5 miles),
Maurice, IA (2.9 miles ),
Le Mars, IA (3.2 miles ),
Chatsworth, IA (3.2 miles),
Hawarden, IA (3.4 miles ),
Merrill, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.90 N, Longitude: 96.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Distribution of median household income in Craig, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Craig, IA in 2017

Craig satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%

Average climate in Craig, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Craig, Iowa average temperatures Craig, Iowa average precipitation Craig, Iowa humidity Craig, Iowa wind speed Craig, Iowa snowfall Craig, Iowa sunshine Craig, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.69
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.659. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.659
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Craig-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Craig city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Craig-area historical earthquake activity is above Iowa state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 180.1 miles away from Craig center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 192.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 125.2 miles away from Craig center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.0 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 192.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Craig topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Craig:

  • LEMARS AREA DIALYSIS SERVICES (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • FLOYD VALLEY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - LEMARS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • HAWARDEN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; HAWARDEN, IA)
  • PLYMOUTH MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • HASS HILLCREST CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HAWARDEN, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Craig:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 29 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 33 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 53 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Wayne State College (about 58 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Buena Vista University (about 59 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Northeast Community College (about 81 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 83 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Farmers Cooperative Company Elevator (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Plymouth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Craig:

Marital status in Craig, IA
  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 21.7%

For population 25 years and over in Craig:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Craig, IA (based on Plymouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,52910
Mainline Protestant6,93728
Evangelical Protestant2,94413
Other8-
None6,568-
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: 6
This county:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

28.3%
Iowa:

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

16.6%
Iowa:

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$149
Financial Administration 0$0 1$22
Totals for Government 0$0 8$171

Craig government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($21.98)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $18,000 ($197.80)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($120.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($65.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($65.93)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($43.96)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($43.96)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($43.96)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($21.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($21.98)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($21.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($10.99)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000 ($10.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($21.98)

Craig government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($230.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($76.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($21.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($120.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($65.93)
  • Tax - Property: $40,000 ($439.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($87.91)

Craig government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,000 ($1472.53)

5.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Woodbury County, IA  2.22% ($48,398 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.47% ($39,646)


5.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Woodbury County, IA  1.79% ($51,414 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,472)
to Polk County, IA  0.27% ($67,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Craig:

  • KLEM (1410 AM; 1 kW; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSOU (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Craig:

  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KVHT (106.3 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: CULHANE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Craig:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 23.2mTotal length
  • 5,095Total average daily traffic
  • 452Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,095Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Craig, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Craig, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Craig)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • Craig Elevator, Lat: 42.893417 Lon: -96.307889, Type: Silo, Structure height: 43 m, Call Sign: WQJX447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Email:
  • Craig Elevator, Lat: 42.893417 Lon: -96.307889, Type: Silo, Structure height: 43 m, Call Sign: WQJX447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Email:
  • Craig Elevator, Lat: 42.893417 Lon: -96.307889, Type: Silo, Structure height: 43 m, Call Sign: WQJX447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Email:
  • Craig Elevator, Lat: 42.893417 Lon: -96.307889, Type: Silo, Structure height: 43 m, Call Sign: WQJX447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Email:
  • SSRW North Craig, Lat: 42.880000 Lon: -96.325278, Type: Tank, Structure height: 43 m, Overall height: 45 m, Call Sign: WQSE351,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2013, Expiration Date: 09/10/2023, Certifier: Wade W Shultz, Registrant: Countryside Wireless, 25633 K18 North, Westfield, IA 51062, Phone: (712) 253-4891, Email:
  • Craig Elevator, 200 12th St Se (Lat: 42.893667 Lon: -96.307917), Type: Silo, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQZP528,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/2017, Expiration Date: 06/27/2027, Certifier: Roxanne White, Registrant: Black & Associates, 2052 Bridgegate Court, Westlake Village, CA 91361, Phone: (805) 495-7619, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Craig, IA
  • 73.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.1%Electricity
  • 5.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Craig, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Craig compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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