Cylinder, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.8%
 
Males: 50  (58.2%)
Females: 36  (41.8%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50528

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,044 (it was $24,750 in 2000)
Cylinder:

$61,044
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,691 (it was $12,953 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,341 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Cylinder:

$51,341
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $68,000; Detached houses: $68,000
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  • White alone - 87 (98.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cylinder: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (53.4%), Norwegian (17.8%), Irish (5.5%), United States (5.5%), Danish (2.7%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/5/1900

Elevation: 1190 feet

Land area: 0.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,270 people per square mile   (low).

Cylinder, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Cylinder:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cylinder city:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.0%)

Cylinder satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (87.1 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (144.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (360.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rodman, IA (2.1 miles) , Whittemore, IA (2.6 miles ), Emmetsburg, IA (2.6 miles ), West Bend, IA (3.2 miles ), Fenton, IA (3.3 miles ), Curlew, IA (3.5 miles) , Mallard, IA (3.5 miles ), Ringsted, IA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000

Latitude: 43.09 N, Longitude: 94.55 W

Area code: 712

Cylinder household income distribution Cylinder home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-1.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)

Average climate in Cylinder, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cylinder-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Cylinder city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 31.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cylinder-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% 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 193.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 255.3 miles away from Cylinder 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 221.2 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 198.5 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 202.9 miles away from Cylinder center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.0 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 Palo Alto County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cylinder topographic map

Birthplace of: Danny Havoc - Professional wrestler.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cylinder:

  • EMMETSBURG CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • LAKESIDE LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • PALO ALTO COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ALGONA (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ALGONA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cylinder:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 26 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 46 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 46 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 72 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 79 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 80 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Iowa State University (about 87 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)

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Notable location: Cylinder Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Cylinder compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Cylinder (2011 data):

  • Iowa Trust & Savings Bank: Main Street Branch at 113 Main Street, branch established on 1898/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.3 mil, Deposits: $132.9 mil, headquarters in Emmetsburg, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Emmetsburg Bank Shares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cylinder city (based on Palo Alto County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 92.94%
Here: 92.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents38.9%22.1%17.9%13.2%7.9%
Congregations23.1%23.1%19.2%19.2%15.4%
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: 5
Palo Alto County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Palo Alto County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Alto County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

9.7%
State:

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$4,913
Totals for Government 0$0 7$4,913

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($186.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($69.77)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($46.51)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($46.51)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($46.51)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($104.65)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($81.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($93.02)
    Rents: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($104.65)
    General Support: $2,000 ($23.26)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($174.42)
    Total General Sales: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($23.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $115,000 ($1337.21)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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 Clay County, IA  0.64% ($32,696 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.61% ($23,545)
from Polk County, IA  0.36% ($41,846)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Clay County, IA  0.74% ($27,037 average AGI)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.52% ($48,474)
to Polk County, IA  0.33% ($29,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cylinder:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cylinder:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Cylinder:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Cylinder fatal accident list:

Jul 12, 1983 08:25 PM, Hwy-18, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0KHG, Licensee ID: L01509321
    Grant Date: 07/30/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: David A Rezabek
    Registrant: David A Rezabek, 309 Jefferson St, Cylinder, IA 50528-8123
  • Call Sign: W0GLI, Licensee ID: L00975742
    Grant Date: 02/08/2005, Expiration Date: 05/04/2015, Certifier: Gene L Twait
    Registrant: Gene L Twait, 3117 530 Ave, Cylinder, IA 50528

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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