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Population in 2012: 127 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 

Males: 62  (49.2%)
Females: 65  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  51.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50078

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,641 (it was $40,893 in 2000)
Ferguson:

$44,641
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,752

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,640 (it was $26,300 in 2000)
Ferguson:

$43,640
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,555; Detached houses: $79,987; Mobile homes: $44,317

Median gross rent in 2012: $475.

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  • White alone - 124 (98.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ferguson: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (44.1%), Irish (17.9%), English (9.7%), French Canadian (6.2%), French (5.5%), Dutch (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/4/1906

Elevation: 930 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 510 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ferguson:

  • High school or higher: 59.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ferguson city:

  • Never married: 1.5%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 26.5%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ferguson, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ferguson to the number of sex offenders is 127 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $891 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $393 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (39.9 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (169.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (267.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Laurel, IA (2.2 miles ), Haverhill, IA (2.2 miles) , Gilman, IA (2.4 miles ), Le Grand, IA (2.6 miles ), Marshalltown, IA (2.8 miles ), Montour, IA (2.9 miles ), Green Mountain, IA (3.4 miles) , Melbourne, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 41.94 N, Longitude: 92.87 W

Area code: 641

Ferguson household income distribution Ferguson home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-24.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (30%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Ferguson-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 216% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Ferguson city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ferguson:

  • SOUTHRIDGE NURSING AND REHAB CEN (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)
  • MARSHALLTOWN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferguson:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 41 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 41 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 44 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 45 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Drake University (about 47 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 63 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 67 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)

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

Church in Ferguson: Christian Bible Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: South Timber Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.461. This is better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.461
U.S.:

0.640
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 4.19. This is worse than average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.19
U.S.:

3.46
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 13.0. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.0
U.S.:

12.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 17.2. This is significantly better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.2
U.S.:

25.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.3%
(2.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ferguson compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (3%)

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Religion statistics for Ferguson city (based on Marshall County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.91%
Here56.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents28.3%17.5%10.1%6.5%6.3%
Congregations7.6%19.7%6.1%6.1%4.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristOther
Adherents5.2%4.6%3.7%2.9%15.0%
Congregations3.0%4.5%4.5%9.1%34.8%
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: 10
Marshall County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Marshall County:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.9%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$64
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$21
Sewerage 0$0 1$34
Water Supply 0$0 1$21
Totals for Government 0$0 5$140

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($86.61)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($86.61)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($55.12)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($55.12)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($31.50)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($23.62)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($15.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($15.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($15.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($7.87)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.87)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.87)
    Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($7.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.87)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $9,000 ($70.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $12,000 ($94.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($15.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($133.86)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($157.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($39.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($23.62)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($94.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($78.74)
    General Support: $4,000 ($31.50)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($165.35)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($78.74)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $13,000 ($102.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($55.12)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($47.24)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $12,000 ($94.49)
    End of Fiscal Year: $9,000 ($70.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($472.44)

5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($187 average AGI)
Marshall County:

0.15%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tama County, IA  0.63% ($30,000 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.40% ($31,610)
from Story County, IA  0.32% ($33,872)


6.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,921 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.86% ($45,656 average AGI)
to Story County, IA  0.56% ($30,711)
to Tama County, IA  0.49% ($36,027)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ferguson:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFJB (1230 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCOB (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDAO (1190 AM; 0 kW; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MTN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ferguson:

  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K205CZ (88.9 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K218CE (91.5 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KDAO-FM (99.5 FM; ELDORA, IA; Owner: ELDORA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDIC (88.5 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: GRINNELL COLLEGE TRUSTEES OF IOWA,)

TV broadcast stations around Ferguson:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KDAO-LP (Channel 45; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MTN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

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