Davis City, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 195 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -29.1%
Males: 104  (53.6%)
Females: 91  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  51.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50065.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,915 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Davis City:

$27,915
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,534 (it was $10,091 in 2000)

Davis City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $29,467 (it was $14,100 in 2000)
Davis City:

$29,467
IA:

$142,300

Median gross rent in 2016: $544.

  • Races in Davis City, IA (2010)

    Davis City races chart
    • 19897.1%White alone
    • 31.5%Two or more races
    • 21.0%Hispanic
    • 10.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Davis City: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (51.5%), American (8.9%), English (5.9%), Scottish (5.0%), Irish (4.0%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/19/1877

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 333 people per square mile   (very low).

Davis City,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Davis City:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Davis City city:

  • Never married: 9.8%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 8.4%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 19.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Davis City, Iowa as of December 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Davis City to the number of sex offenders is 70 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $707 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $595 (2.6%)

Davis City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (66.6 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (115.1 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (329.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pleasanton, IA (2.3 miles) , Lamoni, IA (2.5 miles ), Decatur City, IA (2.7 miles) , Leon, IA (2.8 miles ), Blythedale, MO (3.6 miles ), Kellerton, IA (3.7 miles ), Cainsville, MO (3.7 miles ), Grand River, IA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 40.64 N, Longitude: 93.81 W

Area code: 641

Davis City household income distribution Davis City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+7.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Construction (31%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (28%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (3%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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

Average climate in Davis City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Davis City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Davis City city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 5.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Davis City-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 350.3 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 339.4 miles away from Davis City center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 332.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 354.8 miles away from the city center
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 91.2 miles away from Davis City center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 371.2 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 Decatur County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Davis City:

  • LAMONI NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAMONI, IA)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • WESTVIEW ACRES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • LEON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LEON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Davis City:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 60 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Drake University (about 68 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Truman State University (about 72 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 75 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 80 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 80 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Highland Community College (about 95 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)

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Notable locations in Davis City: Boswell Brothers Elevator (A), Davis City Fire Department (B), Davis City City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Davis City include: Assembly of God Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Decatur 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
(lower is better)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

6.40
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 33.2%
(33.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 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:  11.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.4

Davis City travel time to work - commute Davis City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Davis City city (based on Decatur County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,38316
Other6324
Mainline Protestant6308
Catholic1952
None5,617-
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: 2
Decatur County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Decatur County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

26.0%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Davis City:

48.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Davis City:

45.0%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Davis City:

29.9
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Davis City:

24.2%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

20.9%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Davis City:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

40.8%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Davis City:

52.6%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.1%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Davis City, IA Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 3$665
Totals for Government 0$0 3$665

Davis City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $422,000 ($2164.10)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($117.95)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($117.95)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($71.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($66.67)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($61.54)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($56.41)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($20.51)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($15.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($15.38)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($10.26)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($10.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($35.90)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $3,000 ($15.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($5.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($25.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($30.77)

Davis City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $300,000 ($1538.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($82.05)
    All Other: $6,000 ($30.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($15.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $163,000 ($835.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($15.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($30.77)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($169.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($112.82)
    General Support: $3,000 ($15.38)
    All Other: $3,000 ($15.38)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($92.31)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($41.03)

Davis City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $99,000 ($507.69)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $138,000 ($707.69)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($82.05)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $114,000 ($584.62)
    Water Utilities: $88,000 ($451.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($56.41)
    Other, NEC: $8,000 ($41.03)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $62,000 ($317.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $205,000 ($1051.28)

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
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 Clarke County, IA  0.95% ($45,280 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.72% ($40,053)


9.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,988 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.10%
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 Clarke County, IA  1.25% ($23,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  1.03% ($27,607)
to Ringgold County, IA  0.37% ($19,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Davis City:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KAAN (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BETHANY, MO; Owner: KAAN, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Davis City:

  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Davis City fatal accident list:

Aug 22, 1997 07:20 AM, 69, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • 770Total average daily traffic
  • 100Total average daily truck traffic
  • 940Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0DYT, Licensee ID: L00678676, Grant Date: 08/18/1997, Expiration Date: 08/18/2007, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2009, Registrant: Virgil W Sholley, Rr 1 Box 33, Davis City, IA 50065-9714
  • Call Sign: W0MKC, Licensee ID: L01195592, Grant Date: 09/26/2006, Expiration Date: 09/26/2016, Registrant: William L Raiser, 16963 310th St, Davis City, IA 50065

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

DAVIS CITY WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 204, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2009), St BCA signed (MAR-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2009), St BCA signed (MAR-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2008), St BCA signed (MAR-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-07-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2013)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Davis City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles672.7 years
William676.7 years
Thomas572.8 years
Walter466.5 years
David476.3 years
Hazel482.3 years
Clarence472.3 years
Helen478.0 years
Arthur385.1 years
Florence379.4 years
Most common last names in Davis City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Graham976.3 years
Brenizer682.5 years
Davis680.0 years
Craig583.4 years
Hamilton578.2 years
Bolon585.2 years
Evans465.5 years
Boswell472.3 years
Mclain484.8 years
Reed446.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Davis City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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