Ellston, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 42 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.3%
Males: 19  (47.2%)
Females: 23  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  58.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50074

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,758 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Ellston:

$54,758
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,125 (it was $10,345 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $46,933 (it was $14,600 in 2000)
Ellston:

$46,933
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $38,111; Detached houses: $38,032
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    • 4297.7%White alone
    • 12.3%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ellston: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (40.9%), German (36.4%), Italian (13.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1220 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 188 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ellston:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ellston city:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 26.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ellston, Iowa as of October 17, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Ellston to the number of sex offenders is 36 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $230 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $797 (4.0%)

Ellston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (57.8 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (103.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (340.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sun Valley Lake, IA (1.5 miles) , Beaconsfield, IA (1.9 miles) , Tingley, IA (2.2 miles) , Grand River, IA (2.8 miles ), Shannon City, IA (3.0 miles) , Arispe, IA (3.1 miles) , Kellerton, IA (3.1 miles ), Mount Ayr, IA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.84 N, Longitude: 94.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

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

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+29.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (38%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health technologists and technicians (40%)
  • Sales and related occupations (40%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (38%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Ellston, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

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

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Ellston city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ellston-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 370.2 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 358.8 miles away from Ellston 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 76.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 353.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 375.4 miles away from Ellston center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 391.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ringgold County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ellston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ellston:

  • RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • MOUNT AYR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • CLEARVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • RINGGOLD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • AFTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; AFTON, IA)

Amtrak station near Ellston:

  • 20 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 Ellston:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 53 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Drake University (about 58 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 66 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 83 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Iowa State University (about 86 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 91 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Highland Community College (about 92 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)

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Notable location: Union Township Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Ellston: First Christian 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Iowa average:

10.4

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Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ellston city (based on Ringgold County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,18715
Evangelical Protestant7239
Other1581
Catholic1031
None1,960-
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: 2
Ringgold County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

13.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

17.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ringgold County:

27.1%
Iowa:

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

18.4%
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$26
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$139
Totals for Government 0$0 8$165

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($142.86)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($47.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($47.62)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($47.62)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($23.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($47.62)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($23.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($190.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($119.05)
    General Support: $1,000 ($23.81)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($71.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $63,000 ($1500.00)

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 Decatur County, IA  0.57% ($19,500 average AGI)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Union County, IA  0.96% ($17,824 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.90% ($28,688)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ellston:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ellston:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Ronald T Hinds, 3136 130th Street (Lat: 40.857694 Lon: -94.066556), Type: 82.3, Structure height: 19159 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 6607484235, R.Hinds@grm.Net, 1001 KENTUCKY STREET
  • Ron Hinds, 3136 130th Street (Lat: 40.857694 Lon: -94.066556), Type: 82.3, Structure height: 19159 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 6607484235, R.Hinds@grm.Net, 1001 KENTUCKY STREET
  • Ron Hinds, 3136 130th Street (Lat: 40.857694 Lon: -94.066556), Type: 82.3, Structure height: 19159 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 6607484235, R.Hinds@grm.Net, 1001 KENTUCKY STREET

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Sun Valley, 3136 130th Street (Lat: 40.857694 Lon: -94.066556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WQVI238
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/19/2015, Expiration Date: 02/19/2025, Certifier: Robert L MauerRegistrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0VNN, Grant Date: 02/16/1993, Expiration Date: 02/16/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2005, Registrant: Roy J Barlage, Rr 1 Box 243c, Ellston, IA 50074

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9492E , Serial Number: 17272280, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Quentin V Anderson, 1348 Cherri Ln, Ellston, IA 50074

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)

Ellston 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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