Denison, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 8,362 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 
Males: 4,183  (50.0%)
Females: 4,179  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

33.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51442.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,248 (it was $33,187 in 2000)
Denison:

$49,248
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,146 (it was $15,391 in 2000)

Denison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $129,850 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Denison:

$129,850
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $179,967; detached houses: $186,149; townhouses or other attached units: $141,980; in 2-unit structures: $197,061; mobile homes: $11,451

Median gross rent in 2017: $622.

March 2019 cost of living index in Denison: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.9%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.4% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 4.8% for other race residents, 88.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Denison, IA (2017)
    • 4,11848.8%Hispanic
    • 4,03847.9%White alone
    • 2082.5%Black alone
    • 2032.4%Two or more races
    • 390.5%American Indian alone
    • 370.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Denison, Iowa as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Denison is 933 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Denison by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(94.4)
11
(148.4)
6
(80.8)
10
(137.6)
7
(97.7)
6
(82.9)
3
(36.0)
7
(83.2)
2
(23.8)
12
(144.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(229.2)
22
(296.8)
16
(215.4)
9
(123.9)
12
(167.4)
15
(207.2)
6
(71.9)
8
(95.1)
16
(190.2)
14
(168.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
86
(1,160)
97
(1,309)
76
(1,023)
62
(853.4)
72
(1,005)
59
(814.8)
48
(575.5)
35
(415.9)
58
(689.6)
47
(566.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(107.9)
8
(107.9)
4
(53.9)
5
(68.8)
3
(41.9)
3
(41.4)
4
(48.0)
3
(35.6)
10
(118.9)
4
(48.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)111.5111.480.575.879.078.042.742.862.396.1

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City-data.com crime index in Denison, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (21.8%), Norwegian (3.0%), American (2.0%), Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/2/1875

Land area: 6.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,351 people per square mile   (low).

Denison, Iowa map

2,016 residents are foreign born (22.3% Latin America).

This city:

23.9%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,046 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,458 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (59.1 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (62.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Deloit, IA (2.4 miles ),
Buck Grove, IA (2.7 miles),
Arion, IA (2.7 miles),
Vail, IA (2.9 miles ),
Dow City, IA (3.1 miles ),
Manilla, IA (3.3 miles ),
Schleswig, IA (3.3 miles ),
Kiron, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.02 N, Longitude: 95.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,840 (+21.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,928 (78.7%)

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Denison, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Denison, IA in 2017
Denison satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 29 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $310,900
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $159,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Denison, IA residents
Average permit cost in Denison, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Denison, IA
Historical housing units in Denison, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +718 (+10.8%).
Most common industries in Denison, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (26.4%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (36.0%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Utilities (2.8%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (2.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (14.1%)
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Social assistance (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Denison, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.8%)
  • Food processing workers (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Food processing workers (12.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Denison, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Denison-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Denison city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/26/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Denison-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from Denison center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 254.9 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 255.0 miles away from Denison 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 96.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from Denison center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Denison:

  • CRAWFORD COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 100 MEDICAL PARKWAY)
  • MOSAIC-SETTLERS (1402 SETTLERS LANE)
  • CRAWFORD COUNTY HOME HEALTH HO (105 NORTH MAIN)
  • DENISON CARE CENTER (1202 RIDGE ROAD)
  • EVENTIDE LUTHERAN HOME FOR THE (114 SOUTH 20TH STREET)

Airports located in Denison:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Denison:

  • Buena Vista University (about 44 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 57 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 59 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 61 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Creighton University (about 61 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 62 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 63 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)

Public high schools in Denison:

Public elementary/middle schools in Denison:

  • DENISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 759, Location: 38 N 20TH ST, Grades: PK-3)
  • DENISON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 396, Location: 1201 NORTH 16TH STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • BROADWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1515 BROADWAY, Grades: 4-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Denison:

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Library in Denison:

  • NORELIUS COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $234,501; Location: 1403 1ST AVE SOUTH; 50,376 books; 2,406 audio materials; 1,742 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 144 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Denison: Fairground Access (A), Crawford County Speedway (B), Denison (C), Crawford County Fairgrounds (D), Denison Country Club (E), Donna Reed Center for Performing Arts (F), Crawford County Courthouse (G), W A McHenry House (H), Norelius Community Library (I), Crawford County Sheriffs Office (J), Denison Police Department (K), Denison City Hall (L), Denison Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Denison include: Denison Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Redeemer Lutheran Church (C), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), United Presbyterian Church (E), Abundant Life Assembly of God Church (F), Zion Lutheran Church (G), Pioneer Southern Baptist Church (H), Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

River: East Boyer River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Denison include: Doty Park (1), Morningside Park (2), Johnson Park (3), Tucker Park (4), Maxwell Park (5), Westbrick Park (6), Northside Recreation Complex (7), Denison Aquatic Fun Center (8), Site of Fort Purdy Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: RIES Amusement Inc (Arcades & Amusements; 1018 6th Avenue North).

Hotels: Denison Super 8 Motel (502 Boyer Valley Road), Jomart Motel (150 North 7th Street), Budget Inn (2107 4th Avenue South), Park Motel (803 4th Avenue South), Days Inn Denison (315 Chamberlin Drive), Ho-Hum Motel (Highway 30 West).

Courts: Iowa State - Court Attendant- Judge's Chambers (Court House), Iowa State - Magistrate Court (1202 Broadway), Iowa State - Juvenile Court Services (1202 Broadway), Crawford County - Clerk Of District Court (Court House).

Birthplace of: Donna Reed - Actress, James Hansen - Physicist, Jim Garrison - Judge, Gordon Locke - Football player and coach, Johnny Baker - Football player and coach, Chuck Darling - Basketball player.

Crawford 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 Denison that have no violations reported:

  • DENISON WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 8,685, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Denison in 2010:

  • 316 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 153 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Denison in 2000:

  • 276 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 202 people in nursing homes
  • 53 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 37 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Denison (2011 data):

  • Crawford County Trust and Savings Bank: Crawford County Trust And Savings Ba at 21 North Main Street, branch established on 1927/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $122.5 mil, Deposits: $108.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Viking Corporation, The
  • United Bank of Iowa: Denison Branch at 14th And Broadway, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Denison Branch at 1109 Broadway, branch established on 1858/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank Iowa: Denison Branch at 1108 Broadway, branch established on 1919/06/06. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $1,089.9 mil, Deposits: $913.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Iowa Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Denison:

Marital status in Denison, IA
  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Denison:

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Denison
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Denison, IA (based on Crawford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,07719
Catholic2,7915
Mainline Protestant1,91012
Other3783
None5,940-
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: 5
Crawford County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Crawford County:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
Iowa:

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

21.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.6%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Denison:

41.7%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.5%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

52.0%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.3%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Denison, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$51,885$51,8850$0
Streets and Highways 9$35,672$47,5630$0
Other and Unallocable 9$44,312$59,0832$1,720
Sewerage 8$32,820$49,2300$0
Electric Power 8$42,893$64,3400$0
Water Supply 7$34,133$58,5140$0
Police - Other 5$17,360$41,6642$3,408
Parks and Recreation 5$14,984$35,96215$4,110
Other Government Administration 4$19,295$57,8852$998
Local Libraries 4$11,443$34,3297$3,251
Firefighters 1$5,910$70,9200$0
Airports 1$4,258$51,0960$0
Fire - Other 1$3,840$46,0800$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 74$318,805$51,69828$13,487

Denison government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,516,000 ($300.88)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $9,619,000 ($1150.32)
    Sewerage: $2,020,000 ($241.57)
    Water Utilities: $1,548,000 ($185.12)
    Police Protection: $1,368,000 ($163.60)
    Regular Highways: $932,000 ($111.46)
    General Public Buildings: $840,000 ($100.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $719,000 ($85.98)
    General - Other: $523,000 ($62.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $452,000 ($54.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $432,000 ($51.66)
    Libraries: $337,000 ($40.30)
    Air Transportation: $187,000 ($22.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $76,000 ($9.09)
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000 ($7.89)
    Health - Other: $20,000 ($2.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($1.67)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($1.32)
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,000 ($1.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $206,000 ($24.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $943,000 ($112.77)
    Electric Utilities: $501,000 ($59.91)
    Water Utilities: $153,000 ($18.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,130,000 ($493.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000 ($4.31)

Denison government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,592,000 ($549.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $470,000 ($56.21)
    Other: $189,000 ($22.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $128,000 ($15.31)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $975,000 ($116.60)
    Other: $429,000 ($51.30)
    General Local Government Support: $278,000 ($33.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $104,000 ($12.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $920,000 ($110.02)
    Rents: $212,000 ($25.35)
    Sale of Property: $78,000 ($9.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $67,000 ($8.01)
    Interest Earnings: $50,000 ($5.98)
    Special Assessments: $22,000 ($2.63)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,005,000 ($1196.48)
    Water Utilities: $2,324,000 ($277.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,025,000 ($122.58)
    General Local Government Support: $190,000 ($22.72)
    Other: $131,000 ($15.67)
  • Tax - Property: $4,263,000 ($509.81)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $815,000 ($97.46)
    Other Selective Sales: $156,000 ($18.66)
    Other License: $67,000 ($8.01)

Denison government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,373,000 ($1240.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,810,000 ($1053.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,563,000 ($186.92)

Denison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,518,000 ($1616.60)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $822,000 ($98.30)
Businesses in Denison, IA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Denison:

  • KDSN (1530 AM; 1 kW; DENISON, IA)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Denison:

  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Denison:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Denison fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Denison fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 486ft / 148mTotal length
  • 81,265Total average daily traffic
  • 9,311Total average daily truck traffic
  • 81,265Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Denison, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Denison, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Denison)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Denison, IA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (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:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Denison)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: QUANDT DAVID H LONG-EZ (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 379LD , Serial Number: 1379, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 07/06/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Quandt, 124 Oak Ridge Dr, Denison, IA 51442
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6123Q , Serial Number: 28-7790065, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 09/09/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 02/19/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Quandt, 124 Oak Ridge Dr, Denison, IA 51442
  • Aircraft: HUGHES AERO PREDATOR C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 95243 , Serial Number: PC0208REP404, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 12/12/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 10/22/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Craig J Promes, 605 N 18th St, Denison, IA 51442

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 26. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 65 took place in 2003, and the least - 1 in 2010. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Denison, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.9%), and Structure Fires (41.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Denison, IA
    • 18341.9%Outside Fires
    • 17941.0%Structure Fires
    • 6214.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 133.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Denison, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Denison, Iowa:

  • Travelodge Denison, 502 Boyer Vly Rd, Denison, Iowa 51442 , Phone: (712) 263-5081
  • Boulders Inn, LLC, 2511 Boulders Dr, Denison, Iowa 51442 , Phone: (712) 263-2200, Fax: (712) 263-8858
  • boulders inn and suites by cobblestone hotels denison oak ridge, 161 Oak Ridge Dr, Denison, Iowa 51442 , Phone: (888) 693-8262
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Denison, Iowa
Most common first names in Denison, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7678.3 years
William6778.1 years
Mary5279.4 years
Anna4785.3 years
Henry4678.9 years
Walter3577.0 years
Helen3384.0 years
Fred3381.2 years
Margaret3184.5 years
Robert3176.8 years
Most common last names in Denison, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Petersen5082.6 years
Miller3078.4 years
Hansen2578.0 years
Christiansen2180.1 years
Smith1982.0 years
Jensen1780.0 years
Lochmiller1781.0 years
Segebart1674.3 years
Meyer1581.1 years
Peters1579.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Denison, IA
  • 75.1%Utility gas
  • 21.0%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Denison, IA
  • 69.5%Electricity
  • 26.6%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Denison compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Denison on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 (51442) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #96 (51442) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
There are 7 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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  • Chris C. Petersen (1)
  • Kevin L. Klein (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2020.