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Ringgold County

Population in 2012: 331 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.1%
 

Males: 149  (45.2%)
Females: 182  (54.8%)

Median resident age:  52.8 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 50845.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $27,922 (it was $24,063 in 2000)
Diagonal:

$27,922
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $15,041

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $46,593 (it was $20,700 in 2000)
Diagonal:

$46,593
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $55,767; Detached houses: $54,629; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $221,365; Mobile homes: $50,534

Median gross rent in 2011: $438.

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  • White alone - 323 (97.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Diagonal: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.0%), Irish (20.4%), English (16.4%), United States (10.0%), Czech (7.1%), Dutch (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/6/1896

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 0.91 square miles.

Population density: 364 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Diagonal:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Diagonal city:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.7%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Diagonal, Iowa as of December 21, 2012.
The ratio of number of residents in Diagonal to the number of sex offenders is 283 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $550 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $323 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (65.8 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (92.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (353.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Clearfield, IA (2.7 miles ), Benton, IA (2.7 miles) , Shannon City, IA (2.7 miles) , Tingley, IA (2.9 miles) , Mount Ayr, IA (2.9 miles ), Maloy, IA (3.2 miles) , Delphos, IA (3.2 miles) , Arispe, IA (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 40.81 N, Longitude: 94.34 W

Area code: 641

Diagonal household income distribution Diagonal home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+4.7%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (17%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Diagonal-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 175% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Diagonal city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 18.5 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Diagonal-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 97% 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 64.5 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 38.3 miles away from Diagonal center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ringgold County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dick Ives - Basketball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Diagonal:

  • RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)

Amtrak station near Diagonal:

  • 18 miles: 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Diagonal:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 43 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,793)
  • Drake University (about 66 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 76 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 77 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 83 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Bellevue University (about 86 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 90 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)

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Public elementary/middle school in Diagonal:

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Notable locations in Diagonal: Diagonal Printing Museum (A), Diagonal City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Diagonal: Diagonal United Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Ringgold 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 Diagonal that have no violations reported:

  • DIAGONAL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 312, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 13.6%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Diagonal, IA

77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Diagonal compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Diagonal (2011 data):

  • Iowa State Savings Bank: Diagonal Branch at 223 Broadway Street, branch established on 2010/09/07. Info updated 2008/07/17: Bank assets: $189.5 mil, Deposits: $162.6 mil, headquarters in Creston, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Iowa Community Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Diagonal (based on Ringgold County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.59%
Here50.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents36.4%27.5%8.5%6.7%6.0%
Congregations34.6%15.4%3.8%7.7%11.5%
NameLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodOld Order AmishGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents3.7%3.4%2.4%2.3%3.2%
Congregations3.8%7.7%3.8%3.8%7.7%
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:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

13.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

17.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.2%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

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

18.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,158
Streets and Highways 1$2,382$28,5840$0
Totals for Government 1$2,382$28,5847$1,158

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($21.15)
  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $90,000 ($271.90)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($126.89)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($90.63)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($45.32)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($42.30)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($33.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($30.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($6.04)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($6.04)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($21.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($18.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($99.70)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $24,000 ($72.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($12.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($9.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $79,000 ($238.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($21.15)
    Rents: $6,000 ($18.13)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($151.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $25,000 ($75.53)
    General Support: $4,000 ($12.08)
  • Tax - Property: $46,000 ($138.97)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $123,000 ($371.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $105,000 ($317.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $18,000 ($54.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $42,000 ($126.89)

5.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
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  0.82% ($35,000 average AGI)
from Union County, IA  0.76% ($17,286)
from Clarke County, IA  0.66% ($27,167)


6.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($19,518 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Union County, IA  1.47% ($25,667 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.82% ($30,133)

Strongest AM radio stations in Diagonal:

  • 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)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Diagonal:

  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Sean M Monahan, 1000 N. Madison (Lat: 40.815056 Lon: -94.345333), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 100.5 m
    Registrant: 7125270841, Smonahan@interstatecom.Com, 404 HOWLAND STREET
  • Sean M Monahan, 1000 N. Madison (Lat: 40.815056 Lon: -94.345333), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 100.5 m
    Registrant: 7125270841, Smonahan@interstatecom.Com, 404 HOWLAND STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • RINGGOLD VALVE PIT, Junction Of Cr 933 & Cr J20 (Lat: 40.855083 Lon: -94.338306), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.6 m, Call Sign: WPZB999
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2003, Expiration Date: 12/23/2013, Certifier: Dan Mc Intosh
    Registrant: Siemens Water Technologies, 1239 Willow Lake Blvd., Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2701, Email:



Most common first names in Diagonal, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John971.6 years
Mary884.1 years
James772.9 years
Howard577.8 years
Richard569.6 years
Donald572.2 years
Clarence479.3 years
Leo476.3 years
Arthur484.5 years
Robert468.5 years
Most common last names in Diagonal, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown875.9 years
Taylor882.0 years
Routh782.0 years
Ricker778.3 years
Sobotka781.7 years
Keller685.6 years
Carson581.4 years
Slavik584.2 years
Davenport586.2 years
Klejch488.7 years

Diagonal on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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