Galt, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 31 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 17  (57.5%)
Females: 14  (42.5%)
Median resident age:  28.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 50101, 50470.

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Estimated median household income in 2015: $38,051 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Galt:

$38,051
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $24,727 (it was $15,668 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $45,928 (it was $35,600 in 2000)
Galt:

$45,928
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $48,164; Detached houses: $48,568
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    • 2578.1%White alone
    • 721.9%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Galt: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (52.4%), Danish (4.8%), German (2.4%).

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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For population 25 years and over in Galt:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galt city:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

3 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America).

This city:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Galt city:  0.6% ($225)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)

Galt satellite photo by USGS

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

Galt household income distribution Galt home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-30.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (44%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (44%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Legal occupations (35%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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 near Iowa state average. It is 82% 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 238.7 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 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 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 401.7 miles away from the city 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 268.8 miles away from Galt center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 256.1 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Galt topographic map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 2.5%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Galt city (based on Wright County data)

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
Wright 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
Here:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wright County:

26.5%
Iowa:

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

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Galt:

52.3%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.8%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Galt:

29.5
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.6%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Galt:

16.4%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Galt:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Galt:

38.7%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Galt:

54.0%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Galt:

72.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Galt, IA Residents
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
Other Government Administration 1$150$1,8006$6
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$0
Water Supply 1$310$3,7200$0
Totals for Government 2$460$2,7607$6

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,000 ($96.77)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($64.52)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($32.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($32.26)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($32.26)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($32.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($129.03)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($32.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($32.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($64.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($64.52)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($193.55)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($32.26)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($32.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($1096.77)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 Hamilton County, IA  0.38% ($29,895 average AGI)
from Webster County, IA  0.36% ($31,611)
from Polk County, IA  0.34% ($42,235)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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  0.58% ($33,759 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.48% ($24,667)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.38% ($35,158)

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)

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 MHzGrant Date: 04/16/2013, Expiration Date: 07/14/2023, Certifier: Allan J BeckerRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/08/2008, Expiration Date: 07/08/2018Registrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4524, Email:
  • DCTF365A90, Lat: 42.670861 Lon: -93.636194, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/08/2008, Expiration Date: 07/08/2018Registrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4524, Email:
  • DCTF365A180, Lat: 42.670861 Lon: -93.636194, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/08/2008, Expiration Date: 07/08/2018Registrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4524, Email:
  • DCTF365A270, Lat: 42.670861 Lon: -93.636194, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/08/2008, Expiration Date: 07/08/2018Registrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4524, Email:

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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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