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Population in 2012: 7,874 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 

Males: 3,666  (46.6%)
Females: 4,208  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,189 (it was $29,831 in 2000)
Creston:

$35,189
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,973

Creston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,718 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Creston:

$88,718
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,138; Detached houses: $82,094; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,585; In 2-unit structures: $103,515; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $123,232; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $29,576; Mobile homes: $49,834

Median gross rent in 2012: $622.

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  • White alone - 7,429 (94.8%)
  • Hispanic - 183 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 81 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 74 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 48 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Creston: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.6%), Irish (14.7%), English (10.8%), United States (10.3%), Dutch (5.0%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/22/1871

Land area: 5.08 square miles.

Population density: 1,551 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Creston:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Creston city:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

103 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Creston, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Creston to the number of sex offenders is 525 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,414 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,391 (1.6%)

Creston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (53.3 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (87.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (350.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cromwell, IA (2.3 miles) , Kent, IA (3.0 miles) , Afton, IA (3.0 miles ), Orient, IA (3.2 miles ), Arispe, IA (3.3 miles) , Shannon City, IA (3.5 miles) , Prescott, IA (3.6 miles ), Macksburg, IA (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $258,300
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $130,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.06 N, Longitude: 94.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,816 (+23.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,230 (84.0%)

Area code: 641

Creston household income distribution Creston home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Creston by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 01110100
per 100,000 0.013.413.513.50.013.20.00.0
Robberies 00125210
per 100,000 0.00.013.527.066.826.313.10.0
Assaults 1016221511191719
per 100,000 131.2214.3297.9202.8147.0250.1222.9241.3
Burglaries 3255675346424130
per 100,000 419.7736.6907.2716.4614.7552.8537.6381.0
Thefts 150130118145174206138116
per 100,000 1967.51741.01597.81960.02325.32711.61809.41473.0
Auto thefts 159142314121413
per 100,000 196.7120.5189.6310.9187.1158.0183.6165.1
Arson 20030212
per 100,000 26.20.00.040.60.026.313.125.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 151.1185.7218.5214.4201.8229.8174.4148.1

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Crime rate in Creston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Iowa average:

1.72

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Creston, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -355 (-4.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Creston-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 188% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Creston city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 tornado 3.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Creston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 98% 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 68.6 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 49.1 miles away from Creston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Creston topographic map

Birthplace of: Julee Cruise - Pop singer, Marcia Wallace - Actress, John Robinson (drummer) - Drummer, Don Corbitt - Football player, Hal Smith (pitcher) - Baseball player, Walter Cunningham - (b. 1932), astronaut.


Hospitals/medical centers in Creston:

  • CRESTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1700 W TOWNLINE ST #2B)
  • GREATER REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1715 WEST PRAIRIE, SUITE A)
  • NURSES ON CALL (Home Health Center, 500 EAST TAYLOR)
  • BURLINGTON HOUSE (Hospital, 605 GRAND AVENUE)
  • GREATER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1700 WEST TOWNLINE ROAD)
  • SUNCREST GROUP HOME (Hospital, 607 GRAND AVENUE)
  • CREST HAVEN CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, 1000 EAST HOWARD)
  • CRESTON MANOR (Nursing Home, 1001 COTTONWOOD DRIVE)
  • CRESTON NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 1001 COTTONWOOD DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Creston, IA

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Creston:


See details about airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Creston, IA

Amtrak station:

CRESTON (PINE & ADAMS STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Creston:

  • Southwestern Community College (Full-time enrollment: 839; Location: 1501 W. Townline Street; Public; Website: www.swcciowa.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Creston:

  • Drake University (about 53 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 56 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 63 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 76 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Iowa State University (about 77 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Bellevue University (about 82 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • Creighton University (about 84 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)

Public high schools in Creston:

Public elementary/middle schools in Creston:

Private elementary/middle schools in Creston:

  • ST MALACHY SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 403 W CLARK ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MAYFLOWER HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 1211 N POPLAR; Grades: KG - 8)
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Library in Creston:

  • MATILDA J. GIBSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $175,474; Location: 200 W HOWARD ST; 35,245 books; 1,509 audio materials; 1,355 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 68 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • You might also add the actress Marcia Wallace of the Bob Newhart Show and the Simpsons to famous people born in Creston, Iowa.

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Notable locations in Creston: Sears Sports Complex (A), Union County Historical Village and Museum (B), Creston (C), Cozy Camper Campgrounds (D), Matilda Gibson Memorial Library (E), Creston Fire Department (F), Union County Sheriff Office (G), Union County Courthouse (H), Frank Phillips Visitors Information Center (I), Creston City Hall (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Creston include: Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (A), Holy Spirit Church (B), Fairview Congregational Church (C), United Church of Christ (D), Presbyterian Church (E), First Christian Church of Christ (F), Assembly of God Church (G), Abundant Life Church (H), Solid Rock Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake McKinley (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Creston include: Veterans of Foreign Wars Ballfield (1), Rainbow Park (2), McKinley Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Creston IA (804 West Taylor), Creston Super 8 Motel (900 South Sumner Avenue), Berning Motor Inn (1009 West Adams Street), Holiday Motel (800 South Walnut Street), Super 8 (804 West Taylor Street).

Court: Union County - Juvenile Court Ofc (211 South Elm Street).

 
Union 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 Creston and their reported violations in the past:

CRESTON WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 7597, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2006)
  • One regular monitoring violation
DAVIS CITY WATER SUPPLY (Address: 1391 190TH ST , Population served: 275, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and DEC-07-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and DEC-09-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2004), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and MAR-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.7%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 89.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Creston, IA

People in group quarters in Creston in 2010:

  • 112 people in college/university student housing
  • 82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Creston in 2000:

  • 124 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Creston compared to Iowa state average:

Creston, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.


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Banks with branches in Creston (2011 data):

  • Iowa State Savings Bank: Detached Tellers Facility, - Southern B, at 401 West Adams Street. Info updated 2008/07/17: Bank assets: $189.5 mil, Deposits: $162.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Iowa Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • The First National Bank in Creston: Consumer Office at 801 West Taylor Street, branch established on 1988/07/05; The First National Bank In Creston at 101 West Adams Street, branch established on 1871/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $205.0 mil, Deposits: $176.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Financial Corp.
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Creston, F.S.B.: First Federal Savings Bank Of Creston, F.S.b. at 501 W. Taylor St., branch established on 1991/11/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $72.0 mil, Deposits: $64.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Whitmore Company, Inc.
  • Great Western Bank: Creston Branch at 103 West Taylor, branch established on 2002/04/08. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • State Savings Bank: at 602 Sheldon, branch established on 1915/01/01. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $85.8 mil, Deposits: $77.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bedford Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Creston, Iowa:

  • Super 8 Motel Creston, 804 W Taylor St, Creston, IA 50801 , Phone: (641) 782-6541, Fax: (641) 782-6541
  • Supertel Inn & Convention Center, 800 Laurel St, Creston, IA 50801 , Phone: (641) 782-7873, Fax: (641) 782-7876
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Creston, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Creston travel time to work - commute


Creston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Creston city (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.35%
Here58.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist Churches
Adherents20.6%18.0%18.0%8.7%8.3%
Congregations7.1%3.6%21.4%10.7%3.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents6.2%5.5%4.8%2.9%7.1%
Congregations3.6%7.1%3.6%7.1%32.1%
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
Here:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Union County:

9.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.3%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
State:

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

16.1%
Iowa:

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 2$7,364$44,1840$0
Other Government Administration 2$3,405$20,4300$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$67,078$61,9180$0
Police - Other 4$11,103$33,3092$2,077
Firefighters 5$14,699$35,2785$1,844
Streets and Highways 8$23,238$34,8570$0
Airports 1$2,998$35,9760$0
Health 1$2,838$34,0560$0
Sewerage 3$9,279$37,1160$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,343$38,0582$221
Local Libraries 2$4,295$25,7705$2,101
Other and Unallocable 4$12,396$37,1883$990
Totals for Government 47$165,036$42,13717$7,233

Creston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $95,000 ($12.07)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,009,000 ($255.14)
    General - Other: $1,086,000 ($137.92)
    Police Protection: $885,000 ($112.40)
    Financial Administration: $740,000 ($93.98)
    Regular Highways: $658,000 ($83.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $391,000 ($49.66)
    Sewerage: $370,000 ($46.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $349,000 ($44.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000 ($33.53)
    Libraries: $110,000 ($13.97)
    Air Transportation: $99,000 ($12.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $78,000 ($9.91)
    Correctional Institutions: $55,000 ($6.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $35,000 ($4.45)
    General Public Buildings: $30,000 ($3.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000 ($2.41)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($1.52)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $172,000 ($21.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $198,000 ($25.15)
    General - Other: $58,000 ($7.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,259,000 ($159.89)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($11.94)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($10.16)
    Police Protection: $48,000 ($6.10)
    Libraries: $22,000 ($2.79)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($1.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,480,000 ($314.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($4.95)

Creston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $974,000 ($123.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $478,000 ($60.71)
    Air Transportation: $63,000 ($8.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $43,000 ($5.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($5.08)
    All Other: $27,000 ($3.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,107,000 ($140.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $397,000 ($50.42)
    Water Utilities: $253,000 ($32.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $563,000 ($71.50)
    Interest Earnings: $266,000 ($33.78)
    Rents: $38,000 ($4.83)
    Sale of Property: $19,000 ($2.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,911,000 ($242.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $636,000 ($80.77)
    All Other: $164,000 ($20.83)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($0.89)
  • Tax - Property: $2,472,000 ($313.94)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $564,000 ($71.63)
    Other License: $83,000 ($10.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $79,000 ($10.03)

Creston government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,245,000 ($666.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,685,000 ($468.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,127,000 ($270.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $567,000 ($72.01)

Creston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,154,000 ($1035.56)

6.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,042 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
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 Polk County, IA  0.71% ($25,788 average AGI)
from Ringgold County, IA  0.58% ($25,667)
from Adair County, IA  0.50% ($32,130)


6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
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 Polk County, IA  1.05% ($29,755 average AGI)
to Adair County, IA  0.41% ($55,947)
to Ringgold County, IA  0.30% ($17,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Creston:

  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT 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.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Creston:

  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W215AR (90.9 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Creston:

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

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Creston, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 48
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Creston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Creston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Creston, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Creston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Creston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Most common first names in Creston, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8582.4 years
John7876.8 years
Robert6174.3 years
William6078.0 years
Helen5979.1 years
Donald3971.3 years
Dorothy3980.7 years
George3880.8 years
Charles3776.3 years
Margaret3781.0 years
Most common last names in Creston, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller5776.8 years
Johnson3679.0 years
Smith3372.3 years
Wilson3082.7 years
Brown3077.7 years
White2682.4 years
Jackson2479.5 years
Jones2378.9 years
Thompson2180.6 years
Moore2168.3 years
Businesses in Creston, IA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hardee's1Super 81
Jones New York1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets3U.S. Cellular1
Maurices1UPS2
McDonald's1Walmart1
New Balance1YMCA1
Nike2

Creston on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
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