Farmersburg, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 270 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.0%
 
Males: 128  (47.7%)
Females: 142  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52047.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,454 (it was $34,000 in 2000)
Farmersburg:

$50,454
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,212 (it was $14,796 in 2000)

Farmersburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $99,521 (it was $54,800 in 2000)
Farmersburg:

$99,521
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $169,365; detached houses: $173,954; townhouses or other attached units: $162,241; in 2-unit structures: $158,650; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $348,633; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $325,601; mobile homes: $22,280

Median gross rent in 2017: $611.

March 2019 cost of living index in Farmersburg: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.9%
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  • Races in Farmersburg, IA (2010)
    • 29296.7%White alone
    • 72.3%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Farmersburg, Iowa as of November 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Farmersburg is 70 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (58.2%), Norwegian (12.1%), English (5.7%), American (5.0%), Irish (2.1%), Portuguese (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/1/1902

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 671 people per square mile   (low).

Farmersburg, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,410 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,393 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (46.7 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (100.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (203.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

St. Olaf, IA (1.5 miles),
Monona, IA (2.6 miles ),
Elkader, IA (2.7 miles ),
Luana, IA (2.9 miles ),
Garnavillo, IA (3.0 miles ),
McGregor, IA (3.2 miles ),
Marquette, IA (3.3 miles ),
Clayton, IA (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 42.96 N, Longitude: 91.37 W

Area code: 563

Distribution of median household income in Farmersburg, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Farmersburg, IA in 2017

Farmersburg satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $125,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Farmersburg, IA residents
Average permit cost in Farmersburg, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in Farmersburg, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers (7.4%)
  • Truck transportation (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.7%)
  • Food (6.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (14.6%)
  • Construction (13.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Food (7.3%)
  • Fuel dealers (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers (12.3%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Farmersburg, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Carpenters (7.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)

Average climate in Farmersburg, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Farmersburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.6 miles away from the Farmersburg city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Farmersburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 361.1 miles away from Farmersburg center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.5 miles away from Farmersburg 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 339.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 297.6 miles away from the city 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 392.2 miles away from Farmersburg center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 360.7 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 Clayton County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Farmersburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Farmersburg:

  • CLAYTON COUNTY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
  • ELKADER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
  • G AND G LIVING-WESTSIDE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GARNAVILLO, IA)
  • GREAT RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MC GREGOR, IA)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - POSTVILLE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; POSTVILLE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farmersburg:

  • Upper Iowa University (about 24 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 30 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 33 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 48 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Viterbo University (about 59 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 60 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 60 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)

Library in Farmersburg:

  • FARMERSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $15,155; Location: 208 S MAIN; 6,800 books; 172 audio materials; 408 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Farmersburg: Farmersburg Fire Department (A), Farmersburg Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Farmersburg: Saint John Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Manor Inn Motel (18833 Highway 52).

Birthplace of: John L. Bascom - Politician.

Clayton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.5%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Farmersburg:

Marital status in Farmersburg, IA
  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Farmersburg:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Farmersburg, IA (based on Clayton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,65624
Catholic4,3518
Evangelical Protestant1,17415
Other2503
None5,698-
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: 6
Clayton County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Clayton County:

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clayton County:

28.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Farmersburg:

49.0%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Farmersburg:

44.2%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Farmersburg:

18.7%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Farmersburg:

30.3%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

58.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Farmersburg:

74.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Farmersburg, IA Residents
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
Water Supply 0$0 3$631
Local Libraries 0$0 5$537
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$93
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$563
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$224
Sewerage 0$0 2$390
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$97
Totals for Government 0$0 23$2,535

Farmersburg government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($122.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($85.19)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($77.78)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($77.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($74.07)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($66.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($44.44)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($44.44)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($22.22)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($14.81)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($7.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,000 ($155.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($33.33)

Farmersburg government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $39,000 ($144.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($66.67)
    Other: $1,000 ($3.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $11,000 ($40.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($48.15)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.41)
    Rents: $1,000 ($3.70)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($3.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($200.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($70.37)
    Other: $1,000 ($3.70)
  • Tax - Property: $54,000 ($200.00)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $22,000 ($81.48)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($7.41)

Farmersburg government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $311,000 ($1151.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $292,000 ($1081.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($70.37)

Farmersburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $240,000 ($888.89)

Strongest AM radio stations in Farmersburg:

  • KADR (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELKADER, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPRE (980 AM; 1 kW; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farmersburg:

  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Farmersburg:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Farmersburg fatal accident list:

Jul 17, 2010 08:10 AM, No Name Rd, Lat: 42.961036, Lon: -91.362969, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.2mTotal length
  • 8,240Total average daily traffic
  • 1,077Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,240Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Farmersburg, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Farmersburg, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 15153 Hickory Ave. (Lat: 43.006000 Lon: -91.334333), Call Sign: WQIQ798,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.680 MHz, Grant Date: 05/31/2018, Expiration Date: 04/16/2028, Certifier: Matt Lange, Registrant: Racom Corp., 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (888) 752-0674, Email:
  • 17329 Hwy. 52 (Lat: 42.913889 Lon: -91.263333), Call Sign: WQQK856,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.837 MHz, Grant Date: 01/16/2013, Expiration Date: 01/16/2023, Certifier: Clark A Wikner, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033-3186, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 46460 , Serial Number: 17257283, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 09/13/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy G Walter, 19493 165th St, Farmersburg, IA 52047

Most common first names in Farmersburg, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles666.3 years
Elmer484.0 years
Marie478.5 years
Herbert485.0 years
Roy472.0 years
William479.0 years
Albert377.7 years
Carl376.7 years
Gertrude374.7 years
Alma388.0 years
Most common last names in Farmersburg, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Radloff784.8 years
Fuelling476.0 years
Zurcher481.5 years
Lubbers482.7 years
Lenth483.0 years
Schmidt376.6 years
Ihlenfeldt392.6 years
Engelhardt377.6 years
Torkelson386.3 years
Harnack376.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Farmersburg, IA
  • 81.0%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Wood
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Electricity
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Farmersburg, IA
  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Farmersburg 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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