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Pocahontas County

Population in 2012: 617 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 

Males: 304  (49.3%)
Females: 313  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  46.1 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 50540.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $43,530 (it was $26,731 in 2000)
Fonda:

$43,530
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,565

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $47,203 (it was $27,800 in 2000)
Fonda:

$47,203
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $47,129; Detached houses: $47,325; In 2-unit structures: $66,252; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $66,252; Mobile homes: $7,361

Median gross rent in 2011: $447.

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  • White alone - 563 (89.2%)
  • Hispanic - 55 (8.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fonda: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (37.8%), Irish (19.7%), United States (6.1%), Italian (3.7%), Swedish (2.6%), Norwegian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/21/1884

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 603 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Fonda:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fonda city:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

25 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  3.9%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $356 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $458 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (73.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (109.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (370.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Varina, IA (2.4 miles) , Newell, IA (2.8 miles ), Pomeroy, IA (2.9 miles ), Jolley, IA (3.1 miles) , Lytton, IA (3.3 miles ), Palmer, IA (3.6 miles ), Nemaha, IA (3.6 miles) , Sac City, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 94.85 W

Area code: 712

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -88 (-12.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Fonda-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 176% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Fonda city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pocahontas County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ruth Stafford Peale - Centenarian.

Political contributions by individuals in Fonda, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fonda:

  • Buena Vista University (about 19 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 34 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Iowa State University (about 73 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 77 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 87 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 92 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 103 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fonda:

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Library in Fonda:

  • FONDA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $38,880; Location: 104 W 2ND ST; 6,795 books; 167 audio materials; 1,847 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • KAYL 990 AM radio from Storm Lake, IA also broadcasts to Fonda, IA.

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Notable locations in Fonda: Fonda (A), Fonda Ambulance Service (B), Fonda Volunteer Fire Department (C), Fonda Opera House Museum (D), Fonda Public Library (E), Fonda City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fonda include: United Church of Christ (A), Presbyterian Church (B), Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Pocahontas 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 Fonda that have no violations reported:

  • FONDA WATER SUPPLY (Address: PO BOX 367, Population served: 669, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 13.8%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fonda, IA

38 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
36 people in nursing homes in 2000

Fonda compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Fonda (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Fonda Branch at 212 Main Street, branch established on 1992/11/13. Info updated 2012/03/30: Bank assets: $57.9 mil, Deposits: $44.6 mil, headquarters in Newell, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Newell Bancshares, Inc.

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fonda (based on Pocahontas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.44%
Here81.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents39.6%29.9%19.3%3.7%7.4%
Congregations25.9%25.9%14.8%11.1%22.2%
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: 5
Pocahontas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Pocahontas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pocahontas County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.0%
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 1$2,560$30,7200$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$625
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,746$32,9520$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,993$23,9160$0
Sewerage 1$2,693$32,3160$0
Water Supply 1$2,525$30,3000$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$1,600
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$248
Totals for Government 5$12,517$30,04111$2,473

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $382,000 ($619.12)
    Regular Highways: $83,000 ($134.52)
    Police Protection: $75,000 ($121.56)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($94.00)
    Libraries: $35,000 ($56.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($45.38)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($42.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($42.14)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($35.66)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($29.17)
    Health Services - Other: $13,000 ($21.07)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($19.45)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($19.45)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($12.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($16.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($1.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $175,000 ($283.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($17.83)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $54,000 ($87.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($74.55)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($45.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($11.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($35.66)
    Health & Hospitals: $2,000 ($3.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $78,000 ($126.42)
    Interest Earnings: $31,000 ($50.24)
    Rents: $4,000 ($6.48)
    Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($4.86)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $373,000 ($604.54)
    Water Utilities: $96,000 ($155.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $52,000 ($84.28)
    All Other: $10,000 ($16.21)
    General Support: $10,000 ($16.21)
  • Tax - Property: $163,000 ($264.18)
    Total General Sales: $15,000 ($24.31)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($3.24)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.62)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $204,000 ($330.63)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $210,000 ($340.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $190,000 ($307.94)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($97.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $118,000 ($191.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($42.14)
    Other, NEC: $20,000 ($32.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $592,000 ($959.48)

5.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Iowa average:

6.30%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.96% ($25,786 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, IA  0.48% ($21,000)
from Humboldt County, IA  0.45% ($21,462)


7.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,100 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
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 Webster County, IA  0.77% ($20,000 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.61% ($17,833)
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.44% ($26,462)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fonda:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fonda:

  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K242AM (96.3 FM; NEWELL, IA; Owner: GOOD NEWS NETWORK, INC.)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Fonda:

  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 4th & Howard Sts (Lat: 42.587472 Lon: -94.850250), Call Sign: KGJ425
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.295 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/1996, Expiration Date: 02/25/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Fonda Community School District, 4th And Howard Sts, Fonda, IA 50540, Phone: (712) 288-4445
  • Ia Hwy Int 3 & 4 6 Mi S 4.5 Mi W (Lat: 42.646361 Lon: -94.767472), Call Sign: KNAC901
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.355 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2001, Expiration Date: 01/09/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2011
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: DORNIER DO 27 A1 (Category: Land, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING GO-480 SERIES (295 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 211KM , Serial Number: 211, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/1994
    Registrant (Individual): Delbert J Reiff, 609 N Main St, Fonda, IA 50540
  • Aircraft: DORNIER DO 27 B1 (Category: Land, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING GO-480 SERIES (295 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 779AX , Serial Number: 147, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 09/14/1987
    Registrant (Individual): Delbert J Reiff, 609 N Main St, Fonda, IA 50540
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95622 , Serial Number: 7922, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/29/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Del J Reiff, 609 Main St, Fonda, IA 50540, Other Owners: Anne C Reiff



Most common first names in Fonda, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2576.0 years
Mary2084.6 years
William1780.3 years
Margaret1183.1 years
Edward1177.6 years
Anna1084.7 years
George1079.6 years
James1077.0 years
Clara986.2 years
Henry983.3 years
Most common last names in Fonda, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Murphy1382.1 years
Prendergast1283.6 years
Johnson1177.5 years
Mullen1174.4 years
Smith1068.6 years
Hersom1080.2 years
Miller977.9 years
Fitzgerald785.1 years
Mohr783.6 years
Peterson778.0 years

Fonda on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: U. S. Postal service"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food"
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