Cresco, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 3,879 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 1,896  (48.9%)
Females: 1,983  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52136.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,084 (it was $32,236 in 2000)
Cresco:

$42,084
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,880 (it was $18,190 in 2000)

Cresco city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,757 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Cresco:

$85,757
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $580.

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  • Races in Cresco, IA (2010)

    Cresco races chart
    • 3,73496.5%White alone
    • 631.6%Hispanic
    • 391.0%Two or more races
    • 160.4%Black alone
    • 140.4%Asian alone
    • 20.05%American Indian alone

Races in Cresco detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cresco: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.3%), Norwegian (18.7%), Irish (12.8%), English (6.5%), Czech (6.5%), French Canadian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/6/1868

Elevation: 1290 feet

Land area: 3.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,176 people per square mile   (low).

Cresco,IA real estate house value index trend

Cresco, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Cresco:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cresco city:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Cresco, Iowa as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cresco to the number of sex offenders is 777 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,429 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,487 (1.9%)

Cresco satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (48.5 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (120.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (249.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ridgeway, IA (2.9 miles ), Lime Springs, IA (3.1 miles ), Protivin, IA (3.3 miles ), Harmony, MN (3.7 miles ), Canton, MN (3.8 miles ), Spillville, IA (3.8 miles ), Chester, IA (3.8 miles) , Decorah, IA (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $222,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $240,800
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.37 N, Longitude: 92.12 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +718 (+18.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,223 (64.9%)

Area code: 563

Cresco household income distribution Cresco home values distribution

Crime rates in Cresco by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 2000000000000
per 100,000 51.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1000000210102
per 100,000 25.60.00.00.00.00.00.053.626.90.025.70.051.4
Robberies 0104000001300
per 100,000 0.025.50.0103.80.00.00.00.00.026.977.20.00.0
Assaults 151059093312003
per 100,000 384.5255.2129.2233.50.0237.279.780.426.953.90.00.077.0
Burglaries 302292110261911264134910
per 100,000 769.0561.4232.6544.9260.5685.3504.9294.7700.41,103.9874.5231.8256.8
Thefts 885412476468348526256412525
per 100,000 2,255.81,377.93,205.01,972.01,198.22,187.71,275.61,393.41,670.31,507.81,054.5643.8642.0
Auto thefts 41134386354620
per 100,000 102.5280.777.5103.878.1210.9159.480.4134.7107.7154.351.50.0
Arson 1313132123001
per 100,000 25.676.625.877.826.079.153.126.853.980.80.00.025.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 350.4174.7175.6202.172.0198.8114.5141.0152.8164.2158.645.999.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cresco detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +221 (+6.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (37%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Cresco: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cresco, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cresco-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Cresco city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cresco-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 250.3 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 405.8 miles away from Cresco 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 210.9 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 384.3 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 260.2 miles away from Cresco center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 178.2 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 Howard County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cresco topographic map

Birthplace of: Edouard Izac - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Edward Howard (bishop) - Catholic bishop, Tami Hoag - Romantic fiction writer, David G. Bronner - Chief executive.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Cresco: Edouard Victor Michel Izac.

Main business address for: FEATHERLITE INC (TRUCK TRAILERS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Cresco:

  • REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES OF HOWARD COUNTY (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 235 8TH AVENUE WEST)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES (327 EIGHTH AVENUE WEST)
  • CRESCO CARE CENTER (701 VERNON ROAD SW)
  • EVANS MEMORIAL HOME (1010 NORTH ELM STREET)
  • PATTY ELWOOD CENTER (21668 80TH STREET)

Airports located in Cresco:

College/University in Cresco:

  • Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy (Full-time enrollment: 25; Location: 806 W Third St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.totallookschool.com/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cresco:

  • Luther College (about 17 miles; Decorah, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 19 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 41 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Riverland Community College (about 50 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 51 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Winona State University (about 53 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)

Public high schools in Cresco:

Public elementary/middle schools in Cresco:

Private elementary/middle school in Cresco:

  • NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 221 2ND AVE E; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Cresco

Library in Cresco:

  • CRESCO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $222,798; Location: 320 N ELM ST; 30,053 books; 868 audio materials; 1,030 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • There is also a school for cosmetology and massage therapy

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Notable locations in Cresco: Howard County Fairground (A), Sovereign Grain Services Elevator (B), Chimney Rock Canoe Rental and Campground (C), Cresco City Fire Department (D), Howard County Museum (E), Cresco First Responders (F), Howard County Law Library (G), Howard County Courthouse (H), Howard County Log Cabin Museum (I), Kellow House - Howard County Museum (J), Cresco City Hall (K), Cresco City Library (L), Howard County Sherriffs Office (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cresco include: First Lutheran Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Saint Joseph Church (C), Immanuel Lutheran Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Faith Baptist Church (G), Church of Christ (H), Assumption Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cresco include: Kessel Park (1), East Park (2), Evans Park (3), Beadle Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Cresco Motel (620 2nd Avenue Southeast), Super 8 Motel (511 2nd Avenue Southeast).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cresco and their reported violations in the past:

CRESCO WATERWORKS (Address: 130 N PARK PLACE , Population served: 3,893, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2007)
PRAIRIES EDGE NATURE CENTER (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2008)
COUNTRY WINDS MANOR INC-RESIDENTIAL CARE (Address: 21668 80TH ST , Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-06-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-04-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-14-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 46 regular monitoring violations
LIDTKE PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAKE HENDRICKS PARK (WEST WELL) (Population served: 29, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2010), St BCA signed (OCT-06-2010), St Other (DEC-09-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2011), St BCA signed (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2010), St BCA signed (OCT-06-2010), St Other (DEC-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2011), St BCA signed (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-12-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2010), St BCA signed (OCT-06-2010), St Other (DEC-09-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2011), St BCA signed (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2010), St BCA signed (OCT-06-2010), St Other (DEC-09-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2011), St BCA signed (MAY-24-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-2010), St Other (DEC-09-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-15-2011), St BCA signed (MAY-24-2011)

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

  • LAKE HENDRICKS PARK (EAST WELL) (Population served: 192, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Cresco in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Cresco in 2000:

  • 110 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in halfway houses

Cresco, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Cresco compared to Iowa 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.

Banks with branches in Cresco (2011 data):

  • C US Bank: C Us Bank at 111 North Elm Street, branch established on 1888/04/01. Info updated 2008/07/31: Bank assets: $344.2 mil, Deposits: $281.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: How-Win Development Co.
  • Decorah Bank & Trust Company: Cresco Branch at 126 2nd Avenue Se, branch established on 1996/08/19. Info updated 2007/11/20: Bank assets: $338.4 mil, Deposits: $274.0 mil, headquarters in Decorah, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Security Agency, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cresco city (based on Howard County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,9305
Mainline Protestant2,91414
Evangelical Protestant1,1048
Other2-
None1,616-
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
Howard County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Howard County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

11.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

27.1%
Iowa:

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

15.9%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$10,570$42,2806$1,299
Police Protection - Officers 7$24,841$42,5851$1,891
Police - Other 0$0 1$24
Firefighters 0$0 15$1,227
Streets and Highways 5$17,156$41,1740$0
Airports 0$0 1$124
Sewerage 4$13,067$39,2010$0
Parks and Recreation 4$13,224$39,67218$7,954
Water Supply 4$12,602$37,8060$0
Local Libraries 2$6,106$36,6366$7,050
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$999
Totals for Government 29$97,566$40,37249$20,568

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $699,000 ($180.20)
    Regular Highways: $230,000 ($59.29)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $598,000 ($154.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $482,000 ($124.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000 ($109.56)
    Police Protection: $380,000 ($97.96)
    Regular Highways: $369,000 ($95.13)
    Sewerage: $343,000 ($88.42)
    Water Utilities: $247,000 ($63.68)
    Libraries: $212,000 ($54.65)
    Corrections - Other: $93,000 ($23.98)
    Financial Administration: $48,000 ($12.37)
    Fire Protection: $40,000 ($10.31)
    Air Transportation: $26,000 ($6.70)
    Health Services - Other: $22,000 ($5.67)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($3.61)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($3.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000 ($2.32)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($1.29)
    Welfare - Other: $3,000 ($0.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $102,000 ($26.30)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $93,000 ($23.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $377,000 ($97.19)
    General - Other: $185,000 ($47.69)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($6.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($1.03)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,030,000 ($265.53)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $546,000 ($140.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $431,000 ($111.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $332,000 ($85.59)
    All Other: $27,000 ($6.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $151,000 ($38.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $28,000 ($7.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $77,000 ($19.85)
    Interest Earnings: $74,000 ($19.08)
    Rents: $36,000 ($9.28)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($1.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $305,000 ($78.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $313,000 ($80.69)
    All Other: $151,000 ($38.93)
    General Support: $116,000 ($29.90)
  • Tax - Property: $1,338,000 ($344.93)
    Total General Sales: $212,000 ($54.65)
    Public Utilities: $67,000 ($17.27)
    NEC: $6,000 ($1.55)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,698,000 ($437.74)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,643,000 ($423.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,451,000 ($374.07)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,480,000 ($381.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $410,000 ($105.70)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,500,000 ($386.70)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,884,000 ($485.69)

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
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 Winneshiek County, IA  0.62% ($31,333 average AGI)
from Chickasaw County, IA  0.41% ($32,938)


5.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 Winneshiek County, IA  0.61% ($26,292 average AGI)
to Mitchell County, IA  0.41% ($28,375)
to Fillmore County, MN  0.28% ($27,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cresco:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWLC (1240 AM; 1 kW; DECORAH, IA; Owner: LUTHER COLLEGE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFIL (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cresco:

  • KCZQ (102.3 FM; CRESCO, IA; Owner: MEGA MEDIA, LTD.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KDEC-FM (100.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFIL-FM (103.1 FM; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • K268AF (101.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCZE (95.1 FM; NEW HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLCD (89.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC)

TV broadcast stations around Cresco:

  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • K14AF (Channel 14; DECORAH, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Cresco, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6986.5 years
William5680.8 years
John5580.1 years
Joseph5178.1 years
Frank4680.9 years
Edward4278.5 years
Anna4185.5 years
George3579.4 years
Emma3085.6 years
Leonard2976.0 years
Most common last names in Cresco, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bigalk2679.1 years
Jones2278.1 years
Herold2086.4 years
Anderson1780.1 years
Henry1682.7 years
Sobolik1681.6 years
Smith1578.4 years
Wilson1577.1 years
Johnson1475.2 years
Barnes1482.8 years
Businesses in Cresco, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Alco Stores1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Long John Silver's1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Cresco on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
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  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #10 (52136) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 (52136) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #24 (52136) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #64 (52136) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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