Galt, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 31 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 16  (54.5%)
Females: 15  (45.5%)
Median resident age:

14.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50101, 50470.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,994 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Galt:

$45,994
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $12,564 (it was $15,668 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $36,768 (it was $35,600 in 2000)
Galt:

$36,768
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $49,404; detached houses: $49,259
March 2019 cost of living index in Galt: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 38.6%
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  • Races in Galt, IA (2019)
    • 3681.8%Hispanic
    • 818.2%White alone
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Ancestries: American (11.4%), English (2.3%), German (2.3%), Norwegian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/2/1913

Elevation: 1212 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 58 people per square mile   (very low).

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17 residents are foreign born (38.6% Latin America).

This city:

38.6%
Iowa:

5.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Galt city:

0.6% ($225)
Iowa:

1.3% ($1,077)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (46.1 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (158.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (308.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Rowan, IA (2.1 miles ),
Dows, IA (2.4 miles ),
Clarion, IA (2.6 miles ),
Alexander, IA (3.2 miles),
Belmond, IA (3.3 miles ),
Popejoy, IA (3.4 miles),
Coulter, IA (3.5 miles ),
Latimer, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.69 N, Longitude: 93.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Distribution of median household income in Galt, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Galt, IA in 2019

Galt satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.1%

Average climate in Galt, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the Galt city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 25.2 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Galt-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 153% greater 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 238.7 miles away from Galt center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 468.3 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) earthquake occurred 419.7 miles away from Galt center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 309.7 miles away from Galt 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 401.7 miles away from Galt center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 268.8 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 Wright County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Galt:

  • USA HEALTHCARE, DOWS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DOWS, IA)
  • IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-CLARION Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • THE HEART OF WRIGHT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • BELMOND #1 (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • BELMOND #2 (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • ROTARY ANN HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; EAGLE GROVE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galt:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 34 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 41 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa State University (about 47 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 60 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 68 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 69 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Riverland Community College (about 75 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)

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Wright 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:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Galt:

Marital status in Galt, IA
  • Never married: 5.8%
  • Now married: 83.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Galt:

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Galt, IA (based on Wright County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,79623
Evangelical Protestant2,11517
Catholic1,9723
Other41
None4,342-
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
This county:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Wright County:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.9%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wright County:

26.5%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wright County:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Galt:

50.2%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.8%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Galt:

29.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

29.8%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Galt:

10.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Galt:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Galt:

38.4%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Galt:

49.6%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Galt:

70.5%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Galt, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 7$158
Water Supply 0$0 1$450
Totals for Government 0$0 8$608

Galt government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,000 ($161.29)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($64.52)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($64.52)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($32.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($32.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,000 ($225.81)

Galt government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $8,000 ($258.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($161.29)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($290.32)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000 ($32.26)

Galt government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,000 ($645.16)

5.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,565 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Franklin County, IA  0.50% ($38,720 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.48% ($33,333)
from Webster County, IA  0.44% ($31,591)

Strongest AM radio stations in Galt:

  • 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.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Galt:

  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Galt:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • 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)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.5mTotal length
  • 7,085Total average daily traffic
  • 884Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,085Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Willemssen, 2730 260 Th Street (Lat: 42.672972 Lon: -93.636222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 58.9 m, Call Sign: WPYB212,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6165.72 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2013, Expiration Date: 07/14/2023, Certifier: Allan J Becker, Registrant: Corn Belt Power Cooperative, 1300 North 13th Street, Humboldt, IA 50548, Phone: (515) 332-7767, Fax: (515) 332-1375, Email:
  • DCTF365A0, Lat: 42.670861 Lon: -93.636194, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2021, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:
  • DCTF365A90, Lat: 42.670861 Lon: -93.636194, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2021, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:
  • DCTF365A180, Lat: 42.670861 Lon: -93.636194, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2021, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:
  • DCTF365A270, Lat: 42.670861 Lon: -93.636194, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2021, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Galt, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Galt, IA
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Galt compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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