Duncan, Iowa

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Population in 2010: 131.
Males: 85  (65.3%)
Females: 46  (34.7%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 50438

Estimated median household income in 2015: $54,528
Duncan:

$54,528
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $27,497

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $96,492
Duncan:

$96,492
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $56,758; Detached houses: $57,235
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  • Races in Duncan, IA (2010)

    Duncan races chart
    • 12192.4%White alone
    • 53.8%Two or more races
    • 43.1%Hispanic
    • 10.8%Other race alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Duncan: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (39.3%), German (17.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1240 feet

For population 25 years and over in Duncan:

  • High school or higher: 55.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Duncan CDP:

  • Never married: 92.8%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (74.6 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (130.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (319.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Britt, IA (2.1 miles ), Hayfield, IA (2.2 miles) , Garner, IA (2.3 miles ), Miller, IA (2.8 miles) , Hutchins, IA (2.9 miles) , Klemme, IA (3.0 miles ), Crystal Lake, IA (3.0 miles ), Forest City, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 43.10 N, Longitude: 93.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Duncan household income distribution Duncan home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (74%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (74%)
  • Material moving occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Tornado activity:

Duncan-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Duncan place center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Duncan-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% 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 211.5 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 295.2 miles away from Duncan center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 218.8 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 443.2 miles away from the city 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 263.5 miles away from Duncan 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 271.2 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 Hancock County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Duncan:

  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; BRITT, IA)
  • HANCOCK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; GARNER, IA)
  • WINNEBAGO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; FOREST CITY, IA)
  • OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE-EXECUTIVE COTTAGE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CLEAR LAKE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Duncan:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 30 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 50 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Riverland Community College (about 54 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 61 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 74 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Iowa State University (about 75 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 76 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

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Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 54.7%
(49.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
50 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.8
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Duncan CDP (based on Hancock County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,50216
Evangelical Protestant2,65515
Catholic1,4443
Other--
None3,740-
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: 4
Hancock County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

28.9%
Iowa:

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

17.4%
State:

14.5%

5.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.92% ($29,098 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IA  0.43% ($40,842)
from Wright County, IA  0.29% ($33,000)


5.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.94% ($29,000 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IA  0.63% ($28,679)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.29% ($25,615)

Strongest AM radio stations in Duncan:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, 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.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Duncan:

  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KZOW (91.9 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: WALDORF COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Duncan:

  • 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)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • 25,915Total average daily traffic
  • 38,500Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Stephen Flessner, Rr3 Hwy 18w (Lat: 43.103056 Lon: -93.718333), Type: 92.7, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant:
  • Bruce Gluckman, Rr3 Hwy 18w (Lat: 43.103056 Lon: -93.718333), Type: 92.7, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 8456952600, Bschilling@mediacomcc.Com, 100 CRYSTAL RUN ROAD
  • WILLIAM S SCHILLING, Rr3 Hwy 18w (Lat: 43.103056 Lon: -93.718333), Type: 92.7, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 8456952735, Bschilling@mediacomcc.Com, 100 CRYSTAL RUN ROAD
  • Rr3 Hwy 18w (Lat: 43.103056 Lon: -93.718333), Type: 92.7, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 3032674865, Kollmann.Tim.M@tci.Com

Duncan compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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