Garber, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.5%
 
Males: 43  (50.0%)
Females: 43  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52048

Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,248 (it was $22,708 in 2000)
Garber:

$50,248
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,638 (it was $11,618 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $57,113 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Garber:

$57,113
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $163,297; Detached houses: $167,113; Townhouses or other attached units: $172,110; In 2-unit structures: $148,087; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $285,301; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $299,068; Mobile homes: $23,674

Median gross rent in 2016: $604.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garber: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (68.2%), American (12.1%), Irish (4.5%), Welsh (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/18/1907

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 363 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Garber:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garber city:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

4 residents are foreign born (3.1% Asia, 1.5% Africa).

This city:

3.1%
Iowa:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $884 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,282 (1.9%)

Garber satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (33.7 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (97.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (193.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elkport, IA (0.8 miles) , Osterdock, IA (2.3 miles) , Littleport, IA (2.3 miles) , Colesburg, IA (2.8 miles ), Garnavillo, IA (2.9 miles ), Guttenberg, IA (3.0 miles ), Edgewood, IA (3.1 miles ), Millville, IA (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 42.74 N, Longitude: 91.26 W

Area code: 563

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

3.1%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-12.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (42%)
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Average climate in Garber, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garber-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Garber city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garber-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 345.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from Garber 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 323.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 376.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 345.3 miles away from Garber center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 311.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clayton County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garber topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Garber:

  • GUTTENBERG CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GUTTENBERG, IA)
  • G AND G LIVING-WESTSIDE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; GARNAVILLO, IA)
  • GUTTENBERG MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; GUTTENBERG, IA)
  • EDGEWOOD CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EDGEWOOD, IA)
  • ELKADER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
  • CLAYTON COUNTY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ELKADER, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garber:

  • Upper Iowa University (about 29 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,275)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 40 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 43 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 48 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 59 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 61 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 63 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

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Notable location: Garber Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Garber include: Saint Michaels Catholic Church (A), Saint Johns Congregational Church (B), Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Clayton 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 2013 was 48.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.89
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.4%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  20.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 4.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.7
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Garber city (based on Clayton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,65624
Catholic4,3518
Evangelical Protestant1,17415
Other2503
None5,698-
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
Clayton County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Clayton County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clayton County:

28.4%
Iowa:

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

15.5%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$168
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$168
Totals for Government 0$0 14$336

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $20,000 ($232.56)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($81.40)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($23.26)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($11.63)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($11.63)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($58.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($23.26)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($46.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($69.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($93.02)
    General Support: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($139.53)
    Total General Sales: $5,000 ($58.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $79,000 ($918.60)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $8,000 ($93.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $82,000 ($953.49)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($58.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,000 ($279.07)

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
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 Crawford County, WI  0.44% ($35,742 average AGI)
from Delaware County, IA  0.41% ($29,517)
from Fayette County, IA  0.38% ($94,889)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Delaware County, IA  0.61% ($43,727 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.42% ($22,367)
to Crawford County, WI  0.39% ($33,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garber:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KADR (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELKADER, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRE (980 AM; 1 kW; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garber:

  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMCH (94.7 FM; MANCHESTER, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KDST (99.3 FM; DYERSVILLE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Garber:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 150Total average daily traffic
  • 150Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • DOUG GOODSON, 2185 Hwy 69 South (Lat: 43.082639 Lon: -93.617389), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., SUI
  • Doug Goodson, 2185 Hwy 69 South (Lat: 43.082639 Lon: -93.617389), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., SUI
  • Lori Dawson, 35900 Colesburg Road (Lat: 42.705556 Lon: -91.276583), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100
  • Lori Dawson, 35900 Colesburg Road (Lat: 42.705556 Lon: -91.276583), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, 35900 Colesburg Road (Lat: 42.705556 Lon: -91.276583), Type: 78.9, Structure height: 19043 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET NW, SUITE 1100

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GARBER, 35900 Colesburg Road (Lat: 42.705556 Lon: -91.276583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WQOH354
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 09/27/2011, Expiration Date: 09/27/2021, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

Garber compared to Iowa state average:

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