Ferguson, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 128 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 58  (45.7%)
Females: 70  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  61.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50078

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,126 (it was $40,893 in 2000)
Ferguson:

$45,126
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,835 (it was $22,777 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $38,284 (it was $26,300 in 2000)
Ferguson:

$38,284
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $657.

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    • 12498.4%White alone
    • 21.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ferguson: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.5%), Irish (13.3%), English (9.4%), French Canadian (7.8%), French (5.5%), United States (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/4/1906

Elevation: 930 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 514 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ferguson:

  • High school or higher: 56.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ferguson city:

  • Never married: 2.1%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 27.6%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ferguson, Iowa as of August 31, 2015.
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 2013: $746 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $402 (1.9%)

Ferguson satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-24.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (29%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Average climate in Ferguson, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ferguson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 113% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Ferguson-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 356.7 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 339.5 miles away from Ferguson 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 207.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 302.8 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 374.6 miles away from Ferguson 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 383.7 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 Marshall County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ferguson topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)
  • MARSHALLTOWN MEDICAL & SURGICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)
  • IOWA RIVER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)
  • MARSHALLTOWN MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferguson:

  • Iowa State University (about 41 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 42 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 44 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 46 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Drake University (about 47 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 63 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 67 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 51.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.9%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races 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.
  • 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.5
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,75231
Catholic7,3643
Evangelical Protestant5,13726
Other5843
None18,811-
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: 10
Marshall County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

28.3%
Iowa:

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

21.9%
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 2$750
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$148
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$21
Sewerage 0$0 1$34
Water Supply 0$0 1$21
Totals for Government 0$0 10$974

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($85.94)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($85.94)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($54.69)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($54.69)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($31.25)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($23.44)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($15.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($15.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($15.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($7.81)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.81)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.81)
    Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($7.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.81)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $9,000 ($70.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $12,000 ($93.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($15.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($132.81)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($156.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($39.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($23.44)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($93.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($78.13)
    General Support: $4,000 ($31.25)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($164.06)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($78.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $13,000 ($101.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($54.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($46.88)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $12,000 ($93.75)
    End of Fiscal Year: $9,000 ($70.31)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($468.75)

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,536 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
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 Polk County, IA  0.59% ($34,800 average AGI)
from Tama County, IA  0.53% ($32,148)
from Story County, IA  0.28% ($29,857)


5.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
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 Polk County, IA  0.72% ($31,569 average AGI)
to Tama County, IA  0.47% ($27,556)
to Story County, IA  0.36% ($33,255)

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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