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Ida County

Population in 2012: 438 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.0%
Males: 212  (48.6%)
Females: 226  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  34.0 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 51020.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $42,189 (it was $30,577 in 2000)
Galva:

$42,189
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,108

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $62,463 (it was $35,200 in 2000)
Galva:

$62,463
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $52,910; Detached houses: $53,390; Mobile homes: $17,846

Median gross rent in 2011: $513.

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  • White alone - 403 (92.9%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (6.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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

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Ancestries: German (58.8%), Irish (14.1%), Dutch (7.7%), English (4.6%), United States (3.4%), Norwegian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/26/1889

Elevation: 1290 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 682 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Galva:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galva city:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $541 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $381 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (49.9 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (91.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (399.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Schaller, IA (2.5 miles ), Holstein, IA (2.5 miles ), Ida Grove, IA (3.4 miles ), Arthur, IA (3.5 miles ), Alta, IA (3.6 miles ), Cushing, IA (3.7 miles ), Early, IA (3.7 miles ), Quimby, IA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $168,100
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,600

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.51 N, Longitude: 95.42 W

Area code: 712

Galva household income distribution Galva home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-7.3%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Galva-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 160% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Galva city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 30.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ida County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Galva:

  • HORN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; IDA GROVE, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Galva, IA

Local government website: GALVAIOWA.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galva:

  • Buena Vista University (about 15 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 48 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 63 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • University of South Dakota (about 80 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Wayne State College (about 84 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 88 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 88 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)

Public elementary/middle school in Galva:

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Library in Galva:

  • GALVA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $30,122; Location: 203 S MAIN ST; 5,962 books; 60 audio materials; 502 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 19 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Galva: Galva Union Elevator (A), Galva Public Library (B), Galva Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Galva include: Lutheran Church of Galva (A), Galva United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Ida 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 Galva and their reported violations in the past:

GALVA WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 368, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-1997), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-1997), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-1997)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-1997), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-22-1997), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-1997)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Benzene. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-1997), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-1997), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-1997), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-1997)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (MAY-14-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-1997), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-20-1997), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-1997)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-1997 and MAR-1997, Contaminant: Benzene. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (SEP-05-1996), St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-1997), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-05-1997), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-1997), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-1997)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Benzene. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (SEP-05-1996), St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-1997), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-05-1997), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-1997)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 12.5%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Galva, IA

Galva compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Galva (2011 data):

  • United Bank of Iowa: Galva Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1935/09/14. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Galva travel time to work - commute


Galva mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Galva (based on Ida County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.64%
Here76.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents30.3%22.6%18.2%15.9%12.9%
Congregations20.0%33.3%13.3%6.7%26.7%
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: 2
Ida County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Ida County:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

11.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ida County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
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 0$0 1$270
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$407
Sewerage 0$0 2$862
Local Libraries 1$1,524$18,2881$100
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$86
Totals for Government 1$1,524$18,2886$1,725

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $86,000 ($196.35)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($82.19)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($73.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($68.49)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($63.93)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($41.10)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($22.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($15.98)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($4.57)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($4.57)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($2.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($43.38)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $31,000 ($70.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $65,000 ($148.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,000 ($59.36)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($4.57)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($68.49)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($61.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($6.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $13,000 ($29.68)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($11.42)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($6.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $74,000 ($168.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $29,000 ($66.21)
    General Support: $12,000 ($27.40)
    All Other: $3,000 ($6.85)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($141.55)
    Total General Sales: $28,000 ($63.93)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.28)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($82.19)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $319,000 ($728.31)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $25,000 ($57.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($63.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $344,000 ($785.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($18.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $269,000 ($614.16)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $21,000 ($47.95)

6.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
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 Cherokee County, IA  0.71% ($24,800 average AGI)
from Woodbury County, IA  0.64% ($33,333)
from Crawford County, IA  0.60% ($24,471)


7.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.33% ($29,632 average AGI)
to Sac County, IA  0.67% ($25,158)
to Crawford County, IA  0.53% ($27,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Galva:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Galva:

  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)

TV broadcast stations around Galva:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • E Second St At E City Limit (Lat: 42.506361 Lon: -95.411111), Call Sign: KNEG419
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/06/2012, Expiration Date: 02/01/2023
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • Galva, 605 159th St (Lat: 42.478028 Lon: -95.414917), Type: Bant, Structure height: 36 m, Overall height: 42 m, Call Sign: WQAK399
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.100 MHz, 154.445 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/2004, Expiration Date: 06/21/2014, Certifier: Edward Sohm
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Company, 706 N Grand Ave, Spencer, IA 51301, Phone: (712) 262-4001, Fax: (712) 262-4039, Email:



Most common first names in Galva, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry776.4 years
Carl779.6 years
Anna688.3 years
Fred677.7 years
Herman581.6 years
Florence578.8 years
John570.2 years
Roy480.0 years
Raymond473.2 years
Mabel479.7 years
Most common last names in Galva, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Whitmer680.3 years
Anderson576.8 years
Koth570.2 years
Weiland580.6 years
Urskov578.8 years
Schmidt587.4 years
Bruns478.5 years
Peterson487.0 years
Peters475.5 years
Hoops478.2 years

Galva on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
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