Dougherty, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 57 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.8%
Males: 28  (50.0%)
Females: 29  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  51.7 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50433

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,855 (it was $36,458 in 2000)
Dougherty:

$42,855
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,449 (it was $19,569 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,983 (it was $18,300 in 2000)
Dougherty:

$29,983
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $36,690; Detached houses: $36,690
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  • White alone - 56 (96.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (3.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dougherty: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.6%), Norwegian (20.5%), Irish (18.1%), English (6.0%), Swedish (3.6%), United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/29/1900

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 103 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Dougherty:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dougherty city:

  • Never married: 38.5%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

3 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe).

This city:  4.1%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Dougherty, Iowa as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dougherty to the number of sex offenders is 57 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $238 (1.1%)

Dougherty satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (46.2 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (140.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (283.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Aredale, IA (2.5 miles) , Rockwell, IA (2.9 miles ), Sheffield, IA (3.0 miles ), Marble Rock, IA (3.0 miles ), Rockford, IA (3.2 miles ), Chapin, IA (3.3 miles) , Hansell, IA (3.4 miles) , Greene, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.92 N, Longitude: 93.04 W

Area code: 641

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

4.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-25.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (44%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)

Average climate in Dougherty, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dougherty-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Dougherty city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 tornado 24.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dougherty-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 241.1 miles away from the city center
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 410.6 miles away from Dougherty center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 235.1 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 391.3 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 331.3 miles away from Dougherty center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cerro Gordo County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dougherty topographic map

Birthplace of: Hugh Wade - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Dougherty:

  • ROCKWELL COMMUNITY NURSING HOM (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROCKWELL, IA)
  • LIEBE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GREENE, IA)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)
  • FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)
  • NORA SPRINGS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; NORA SPRINGS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dougherty:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 17 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 41 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 50 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Riverland Community College (about 53 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 62 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 64 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 67 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

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Notable locations in Dougherty: Dougherty Town Hall (A), Dougherty First Responders (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Dougherty: Saint Patricks Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Patricks Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cerro Gordo 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 39.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Dougherty compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Dougherty (2011 data):

  • United Bank and Trust Company: Dougherty Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1935/04/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $129.8 mil, Deposits: $109.1 mil, headquarters in Hampton, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: J. E. Coonley Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (86%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dougherty city (based on Cerro Gordo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.18%
Here: 67.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents30.1%28.5%17.0%3.9%1.7%
Congregations13.8%10.3%19.0%5.2%3.4%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.7%1.7%1.5%1.4%12.5%
Congregations3.4%1.7%1.7%1.7%39.7%
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: 8
Cerro Gordo County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cerro Gordo County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Cerro Gordo County:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

11.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cerro Gordo County:

26.1%
Iowa:

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

16.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$510
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$459
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,019
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,988

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $12,000 ($210.53)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($157.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($105.26)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($87.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($52.63)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($35.09)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($35.09)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($35.09)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($17.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($175.44)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($192.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($52.63)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($35.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($105.26)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($192.98)
    Total General Sales: $9,000 ($157.89)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($35.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $61,000 ($1070.18)

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Worth County, IA  0.37% ($28,877 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IA  0.35% ($27,452)
from Franklin County, IA  0.24% ($32,548)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Polk County, IA  0.45% ($34,875 average AGI)
to Worth County, IA  0.33% ($36,136)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.30% ($23,870)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dougherty:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KRIB (1490 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Dougherty:

  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)
  • K214BA (90.7 FM; MASON CITY, ETC., IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)

TV broadcast stations around Dougherty:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Richard D Hofmann, Central Dougherty (Lat: 42.921583 Lon: -93.041639), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 39 m
    Registrant: 6418223211, Rockwell@netins.Net, 111 NORTH 4TH STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, Central Dougherty (Lat: 42.921583 Lon: -93.041639), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 39 m
    Registrant: 6418223211, Rockwell@netins.Net, 111 NORTH 4TH STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 11342 Floyd Line St (Lat: 42.907750 Lon: -92.998278), Call Sign: WQJW484
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.682 MHz, 159.712 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/2009, Expiration Date: 01/22/2019, Certifier: Dave Muth
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • Lat: 42.866556 Lon: -93.073528, Call Sign: WQNR970
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.562 MHz, 466.562 MHz, 159.615 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/04/2011, Expiration Date: 05/04/2021, Certifier: William Huisman
    Registrant: Electronices Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Monies, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2246N , Serial Number: 12482, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Darrell M Woodley, 2339 Wren Ave R R 1 Box 111, Dougherty, IA 50433

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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