Earling, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 434 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 231  (53.3%)
Females: 203  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  41.9 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51530.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,579 (it was $29,702 in 2000)
Earling:

$44,579
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,446 (it was $15,866 in 2000)

Earling city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,001 (it was $57,700 in 2000)
Earling:

$83,001
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $584.

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  • Races in Earling, IA (2010)

    Earling races chart
    • 42697.5%White alone
    • 51.1%American Indian alone
    • 51.1%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Earling: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (56.4%), Irish (13.7%), English (5.7%), Danish (4.7%), United States (4.7%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/1/1892

Elevation: 1408 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 712 people per square mile   (low).

Earling,IA real estate house value index trend

Earling, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Earling:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Earling city:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,006 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $975 (1.1%)

Earling satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (42.8 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (47.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (398.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westphalia, IA (2.0 miles) , Panama, IA (2.1 miles ), Defiance, IA (2.3 miles ), Kirkman, IA (2.9 miles) , Harlan, IA (3.1 miles ), Buck Grove, IA (3.2 miles) , Portsmouth, IA (3.2 miles ), Dunlap, IA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 41.78 N, Longitude: 95.42 W

Area code: 712

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

2.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Earling, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Earling-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the Earling city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Earling-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 190.8 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 263.0 miles away from Earling center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 271.1 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 79.3 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 120.3 miles away from Earling center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from the city 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 Shelby County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Earling topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Earling:

  • LITTLE FLOWER HAVEN (736 HIGHWAY 37)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Earling:

  • ELM CREST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • HARLAN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • DUNLAP NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DUNLAP, IA)
  • MYRTUE MED CTR HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • MANILLA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MANILLA, IA)
  • ROSE VISTA HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WOODBINE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Earling:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 40 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 43 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 45 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 47 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 48 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Bellevue University (about 51 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Buena Vista University (about 61 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

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Notable locations in Earling: Earling Grain and Feed Elevator (A), Earling (B), Earling Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Shelby 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 Earling and their reported violations in the past:

EARLING WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 437, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.8%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
56 people in nursing homes in 2000

Earling 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Earling (2011 data):

  • The Shelby County State Bank: Little Flower Haven Retirement Cente at 736 Hwy 37, branch established on 2006/01/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $224.6 mil, Deposits: $201.5 mil, headquarters in Harlan, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Farmers Trust & Savings Bank: at 122 Main Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $85.6 mil, Deposits: $70.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: J. Carl H. Bancorporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Earling city (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4646
Evangelical Protestant3,34417
Mainline Protestant2,03311
Other1901
None3,136-
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
Shelby County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

27.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$3,516
Sewerage 1$4,097$49,1640$0
Water Supply 1$4,097$49,1640$0
Totals for Government 2$8,194$49,16414$3,516

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $47,000 ($108.29)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($101.38)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($99.08)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($69.12)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($64.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($48.39)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($16.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($6.91)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($4.61)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($4.61)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($2.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($34.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $62,000 ($142.86)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $43,000 ($99.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($64.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($18.43)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($6.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($112.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $38,000 ($87.56)
    General Support: $9,000 ($20.74)
    All Other: $2,000 ($4.61)
  • Tax - Property: $64,000 ($147.47)
    Total General Sales: $23,000 ($53.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $276,000 ($635.94)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $267,000 ($615.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($20.74)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $324,000 ($746.54)

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
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 Pottawattamie County, IA  1.03% ($34,080 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.31% ($26,000)
from Douglas County, NE  0.31% ($34,333)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
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 Pottawattamie County, IA  1.12% ($29,582 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.65% ($26,719)
to Crawford County, IA  0.39% ($39,895)

Strongest AM radio stations in Earling:

  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Earling:

  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Earling:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Earling fatal accident list:

Apr 2, 1990 06:53 PM, 37, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • LORI DAWSON, 703 Highway 37 (Lat: 41.775194 Lon: -95.440083), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, 8410 W BRYN MAWR AVE, STE 700
  • LORI DAWSON, 703 Highway 37 (Lat: 41.775194 Lon: -95.440083), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • .75 Mi N Of Hwy 37 4.5 Mi Nw (Lat: 41.812500 Lon: -95.480556), Call Sign: KNFV729, Licensee ID: L00037396
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/06/2002, Expiration Date: 07/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2012
    Registrant: John L Assmann, Rfd 1 Box 75, Earling, IA 51530, Phone: (712) 643-5362
  • Ne Cor Blk 11 Lot 1 (Lat: 41.778056 Lon: -95.406389), Call Sign: WQT964, Licensee ID: L00000015
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.250 MHz, 451.375 MHz, 456.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/1998, Expiration Date: 08/18/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/22/2002
    Registrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 666 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50303, Phone: (319) 333-8007

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • EARLING, 741 F16 Street (Lat: 41.849139 Lon: -95.424722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WEE363
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/06/2008, Expiration Date: 07/29/2018
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WN0EIO
    Grant Date: 03/05/1998, Expiration Date: 03/05/2008, Cancellation Date: 02/10/2001
    Registrant: Eugene J Klein, 939 Hwy 37, Earling, IA 51530-5205

Most common first names in Earling, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph1378.9 years
Mary1386.0 years
John1179.1 years
Henry1082.4 years
Marie878.5 years
Lawrence675.4 years
Raymond577.6 years
Peter582.2 years
Albert582.6 years
William582.0 years
Most common last names in Earling, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gross1672.4 years
Gaul1479.5 years
Heese979.7 years
Kenkel986.9 years
Stessman882.6 years
Kramer877.5 years
Finken875.6 years
Blum886.8 years
Bissen783.2 years
Bruck781.4 years

Earling on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #36 (51530) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #38 (51530) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #44 (51530) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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