Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,878 (it was $63,400 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2013:All housing units: $140,811; Detached houses: $144,013; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,351; In 2-unit structures: $95,945; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,959; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,076; Mobile homes: $31,761
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Ancestries: German (57.2%), Norwegian (9.1%), English (6.8%), Irish (5.7%), United States (2.7%), Scottish (1.0%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 11/21/1907
Elevation: 1060 feet
Land area: 0.88 square miles.
Population density: 834 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Garnavillo:
High school or higher: 88.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Garnavillo city:
Never married: 20.0%
Now married: 58.4%
2 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Garnavillo, Iowa as of November 29, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Garnavillo to the number of sex offenders is 729 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,272 (1.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,320 (1.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (37.5 miles , pop. 57,686).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (94.3 miles , pop. 208,054).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (195.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Garnavillo-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the Garnavillo city center killed 5 peopleand injured 156 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the city center .
Garnavillo-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 352.3 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 154.3 miles away from Garnavillo 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 330.2 miles away from the city center On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 306.8 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 383.4 miles away from Garnavillo 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 351.8 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Clayton County (17) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Edward B. Watson - Judge.
Hospitals and medical centers in Garnavillo:
G AND G LIVING-WESTSIDE (105 NORTH RUTLAND)
Other hospitals and medical centers near Garnavillo:
ELKADER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
GUTTENBERG CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GUTTENBERG, IA)
CLAYTON COUNTY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
GUTTENBERG MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; GUTTENBERG, IA)
CENTRAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
GREAT RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MC GREGOR, IA)
GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI)
Notable locations in Garnavillo: Garnavillo Emergency Medical Services (A), Garnavillo Fire Department (B), Garnavillo Historical Museum (C), Garnavillo Public Library (D), Garnavillo City Hall (E), Garnavillo Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Garnavillo include: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (B), Saint Peter Lutheran Church (C), Saint Josephs Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), Garnavillo Gospel Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 50.7. This is significantly better than average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.7. This is better than average.Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.05. This is about average.Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Garnavillo and their reported violations in the past:
GARNAVILLO WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 745, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
2 routine major monitoring violations
PARADISE VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Address: 19745 KEYSTONE RD #2 , Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2013)
MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2013)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2013)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2012)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-27-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2012)
6 routine major monitoring violations
5 regular monitoring violations
SCENIC VIEW CAMPGROUND (Address: 28563 205TH ST , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2008)
Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between AUG-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2007)
8 routine major monitoring violations
One minor monitoring violation
2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
Gay men: 0.0% of all households
27 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
22 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
16 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
Garnavillo 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.
Median age above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Renting percentage below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
Number of college students significantly below state average.
Banks with branches in Garnavillo (2011 data):
The Garnavillo Savings Bank: at 101 S. Main Street, branch established on 1904/07/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $37.9 mil, Deposits: $34.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Garnavillo Bank Corporation
Religion statistics for Garnavillo city (based on Clayton County data)
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
3.40 / 10,000 pop.
2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
7.36 / 10,000 pop.
5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
13.01 / 10,000 pop.
8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Hwy 52 (Lat: 42.862500 Lon: -91.232639), Type: Building, Structure height: 36.5 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQAZ669 Assigned Frequencies: 462.075 MHz Grant Date: 09/01/2004, Expiration Date: 09/01/2014, Certifier: Henry Berns Registrant: Federal Licensing, Inc., 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
GARNAVILLO, 28792 232nd Street (Lat: 42.881861 Lon: -91.233278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.1 m, Call Sign: WQJE862 Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz Grant Date: 08/14/2008, Expiration Date: 08/14/2018, Certifier: John E Rooney Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: KREGAL STEVEN SQ2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (4 Cycle) N-Number: 251SK , Serial Number: TCQ0904059, Year manufactured: 2010 Registrant (Individual): Steven A Kregel, 280 Grand Ridge Rim Way, Garnavillo, IA 52049
Aircraft: MOONEY M20M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 9150Z , Serial Number: 27-0116, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1991 Registrant (Corporation): Don Kregel & Sons Inc, 610 S Washington, Garnavillo, IA 52049
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: