Fraser, Iowa

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Population in 2012: 101 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.3%
Males: 49  (48.7%)
Females: 52  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50036

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,061 (it was $40,313 in 2000)
Fraser:

$56,061
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,331 (it was $14,454 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,579 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Fraser:

$79,579
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $109,154; Detached houses: $116,281; Mobile homes: $76,571

Median gross rent in 2012: $950.

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  • White alone - 100 (98.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fraser: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (23.4%), German (22.6%), Irish (11.3%), Dutch (8.1%), French (4.8%), Lithuanian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/8/1904

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Fraser:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fraser city:

  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 69.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $940 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $725 (1.1%)

Fraser satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (18.6 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (121.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (323.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pilot Mound, IA (1.9 miles ), Boone, IA (2.5 miles ), Ogden, IA (2.6 miles ), Boxholm, IA (2.8 miles ), Stratford, IA (3.2 miles ), Beaver, IA (3.3 miles) , Dayton, IA (3.3 miles ), Luther, IA (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 42.12 N, Longitude: 93.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Fraser household income distribution Fraser home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+18.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (28%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (24%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Financial managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

Average climate in Fraser, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fraser-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Fraser city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fraser-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 266.0 miles away from the city center
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 409.1 miles away from Fraser center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 255.3 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 393.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 310.1 miles away from Fraser 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 131.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Boone County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fraser topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fraser:

  • COVENTRY CARE CENTER OF BOONE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BOONE, IA)
  • OGDEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OGDEN, IA)
  • HOME CARE SERVICES OF BOONE CO (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; BOONE, IA)
  • BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BOONE, IA)
  • STRATFORD NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; STRATFORD, IA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DAYTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fraser:

  • Iowa State University (about 18 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 28 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 35 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 40 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Buena Vista University (about 73 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 82 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 84 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

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Boone 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 2002 was 47.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.3% of all households

Fraser 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below 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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fraser city (based on Boone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.63%
Here: 54.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents22.1%18.0%17.4%11.9%7.3%
Congregations6.8%9.1%20.5%6.8%4.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%4.2%3.0%2.8%8.8%
Congregations4.5%6.8%4.5%4.5%31.8%
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: 4
Boone County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Boone County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Boone County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Boone County:

30.3%
Iowa:

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

15.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$20
Totals for Government 0$0 2$20

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $25,000 ($247.52)
  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($39.60)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($39.60)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($39.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($9.90)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($9.90)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($69.31)

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

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($108.91)
    General Support: $1,000 ($9.90)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $7,000 ($69.31)
    Property: $4,000 ($39.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $26,000 ($257.43)

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200536,045 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
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 Story County, IA  1.56% ($41,223 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.84% ($38,107)
from Dallas County, IA  0.33% ($35,545)


6.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200636,491 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
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 Story County, IA  1.64% ($38,406 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  1.47% ($35,412)
to Dallas County, IA  0.28% ($47,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fraser:

  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWBG (1590 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASI (1430 AM; 1 kW; AMES, IA)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fraser:

  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fraser:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
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