Garner, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 3,052 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 
Males: 1,490  (48.8%)
Females: 1,562  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50438.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,987 (it was $39,750 in 2000)
Garner:

$58,987
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,770 (it was $18,976 in 2000)

Garner city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,935 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
Garner:

$134,935
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $630.

March 2019 cost of living index in Garner: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.1%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Garner, IA (2010)
    • 3,00896.1%White alone
    • 622.0%Hispanic
    • 321.0%Two or more races
    • 170.5%Black alone
    • 90.3%Asian alone
    • 10.03%American Indian alone

Races in Garner detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Garner, Iowa as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Garner is 520 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Garner by year

Type

2007

2008

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(64.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(133.8)
18
(612.9)
4
(129.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(434.8)
18
(612.9)
13
(420.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(66.9)
1
(34.0)
2
(64.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)32.170.144.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Garner, IA

Crime rate in Garner detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Iowa average:

1.63
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Ancestries: German (31.7%), Irish (20.3%), Czech (7.2%), Norwegian (7.0%), American (6.0%), Dutch (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/19/1881

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 2.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,461 people per square mile   (low).

Garner, Iowa map

94 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.8% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

3.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,621 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,036 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (74.1 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (130.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (314.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Duncan, IA (2.3 miles),
Miller, IA (2.4 miles),
Klemme, IA (2.5 miles ),
Ventura, IA (2.6 miles ),
Hayfield, IA (2.7 miles),
Britt, IA (3.2 miles ),
Forest City, IA (3.4 miles ),
Clear Lake, IA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 43.10 N, Longitude: 93.60 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Garner, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Garner, IA in 2017
Garner satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $234,000
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $228,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Garner, IA residents
Average permit cost in Garner, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Garner, IA
Historical housing units in Garner, IA
Most common industries in Garner, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (16.2%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (19.9%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (4.0%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Garner, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)

Average climate in Garner, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Garner, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 1.21. This is significantly better than average.

City:

1.21
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Garner-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Garner city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garner-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 214.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 300.5 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 439.1 miles away from Garner center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 222.3 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 268.9 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) earthquake occurred 266.0 miles away from Garner 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 Hancock County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garner topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Garner:

  • HANCOCK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES (545 STATE STREET)
  • CONCORD CARE CENTER (490 WEST LYON STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Garner:

  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BRITT, IA)
  • OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE-EXECUTIVE COTTAGE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLEAR LAKE, IA)
  • WINNEBAGO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; FOREST CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garner:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 25 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 51 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 52 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 66 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 71 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Iowa State University (about 75 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 76 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

Public high school in Garner:

Public elementary/middle school in Garner:

See full list of schools located in Garner

Library in Garner:

  • GARNER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $139,763; Location: 416 STATE ST; 18,699 books; 1,268 audio materials; 954 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 86 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Garner: Garner (A), Garner Volunteer Ambulance Service (B), Garner City Volunteer Fire Department (C), Garner Police Department (D), Garner Public Library (E), Hancock County Sheriffs Office (F), Hancock County Courthouse (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Garner include: Saint Boniface Catholic Church (A), Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall (B), United Methodist Church (C), United Presbyterian Church (D), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (E), Zion United Church of Christ (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotel: R Motel (785 West US Highway 18).

Court: Iowa State - Judicial Department- Clerk Of District Court (855 State Street).

Birthplace of: Henry Rayhons - Politician.

Hancock 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 Garner and their reported violations in the past:

ST JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: 2405 260TH ST , Population served: 98, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2007), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-26-2007)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
DUNCAN HEIGHTS, INC. (Address: 1465 HWY 18 , Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2007), St BCA signed (2 times from JAN-22-2008 to JAN-22-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-05-2008 to AUG-05-2008)
  • One regular monitoring violation
SLIPPERY ELM GOLF COURSE (Address: 2165 UNION AVE , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2007), St Formal NOV issued (APR-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2007)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Garner that have no violations reported:

  • GARNER WATER WORKS (Address: CITY HALL , Population served: 3,129, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PEACE REFORMED CHURCH (Address: 1820 180TH ST , Population served: 105, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
46 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Garner (2011 data):

  • Clear Lake Bank and Trust Company: Garner Branch at 325 State Street, branch established on 1935/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $245.8 mil, Deposits: $217.6 mil, headquarters in Clear Lake, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Arneson Bancshares, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank, F.S.B.: Garner Hancock County Bank & Trust B at 175 East Third Street, branch established on 1934/03/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $934.1 mil, Deposits: $843.6 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Garner:

Marital status in Garner, IA
  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Garner:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Garner
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garner, IA (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,50216
Evangelical Protestant2,65515
Catholic1,4443
Other--
None3,740-
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: 4
Hancock County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Hancock County:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.9%
Iowa:

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

17.4%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Garner:

50.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Garner:

46.4%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Garner:

9.4%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Garner:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Garner:

33.2%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

55.7%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Garner:

76.5%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garner, 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
Police Protection - Officers 5$20,121$48,2902$996
Streets and Highways 3$8,852$35,4080$0
Water Supply 2$5,635$33,8100$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,973$53,8380$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,172$26,06416$6,567
Local Libraries 1$3,002$36,0244$3,301
Sewerage 1$2,987$35,8440$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,663$31,9560$0
Totals for Government 16$54,405$40,80422$10,864

Garner government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $38,000 ($12.45)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $493,000 ($161.53)
    Police Protection: $421,000 ($137.94)
    Regular Highways: $395,000 ($129.42)
    Sewerage: $326,000 ($106.82)
    Water Utilities: $305,000 ($99.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $149,000 ($48.82)
    Libraries: $137,000 ($44.89)
    General - Other: $134,000 ($43.91)
    Financial Administration: $109,000 ($35.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000 ($16.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($12.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000 ($6.88)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($6.55)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($5.90)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($4.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000 ($4.59)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($1.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000 ($83.22)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $20,000 ($6.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $32,000 ($10.48)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($7.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($2.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($1.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $888,000 ($290.96)

Garner government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $558,000 ($182.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $294,000 ($96.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $157,000 ($51.44)
    Other: $4,000 ($1.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $42,000 ($13.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $64,000 ($20.97)
    General Revenue - Other: $53,000 ($17.37)
    Interest Earnings: $28,000 ($9.17)
    Sale of Property: $21,000 ($6.88)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($3.28)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($0.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $376,000 ($123.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $297,000 ($97.31)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.66)
  • Tax - Property: $1,622,000 ($531.45)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $247,000 ($80.93)
    Other License: $38,000 ($12.45)

Garner government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,188,000 ($2355.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,838,000 ($2240.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $595,000 ($194.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $245,000 ($80.28)

Garner government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,218,000 ($1054.39)

4.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.38% ($36,721 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IA  0.61% ($53,148)


5.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.61% ($33,889 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IA  0.92% ($27,659)
to Wright County, IA  0.47% ($33,619)
Businesses in Garner, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Alco Stores1Hardee's1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Garner:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KRIB (1490 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garner:

  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • K214BA (90.7 FM; MASON CITY, ETC., IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KZOW (91.9 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: WALDORF COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Garner:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 24.7mTotal length
  • 11,985Total average daily traffic
  • 1,254Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,985Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Garner, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Garner, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Garner)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Garner, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • HANCOCK, Hancock Electrical Substation 1 Mi S Of (Lat: 43.076611 Lon: -93.605750), Type: Pole, Structure height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WQW44,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2141.20 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2009, Expiration Date: 02/17/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2012, Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St Suite 769, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • GARNER, 2185 Hwy 69 South (Lat: 43.082639 Lon: -93.617389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WPTB641,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2011, Expiration Date: 08/23/2021, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • GARF365A0, Lat: 43.102083 Lon: -93.609417, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:
  • GARF365A90, Lat: 43.102083 Lon: -93.609417, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:
  • GARF365A180, Lat: 43.102083 Lon: -93.609417, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:
  • GARF365A270, Lat: 43.102083 Lon: -93.609417, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:
  • GARNER, 195 Touchstone Energy Drive (Lat: 43.111528 Lon: -93.604056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQPQ287,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/18/2012, Expiration Date: 07/18/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Garner)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 419E , Serial Number: D-1425, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 07/06/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 11/02/2010
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Russell J Olson, 2915 Valley Rd, Garner, IA 50438, Other Owners: Christopher D Schrodt
  • Aircraft: BEECH B35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5186C , Serial Number: D-2468, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 04/19/2002
    Registrant (Individual): George M Greiman, 580 N State St, Garner, IA 50438
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 89384 , Serial Number: 8416, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 07/15/1993
    Registrant (Partnership): Eldon B Gast, 1845 Palm Ave, Garner, IA 50438, Other Owners: Clara J Gast
  • Aircraft: BIRKHOLZ TAYLOR MONOPLANE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 438DC , Serial Number: TB-1, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 11/21/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Howard B Ammons, 840 W 11th St, Garner, IA 50438
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/19/2018

Most common first names in Garner, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3381.4 years
Mary2581.6 years
William2377.7 years
George1980.4 years
Ruth1783.2 years
Emma1790.7 years
Robert1771.5 years
Helen1681.6 years
Anna1586.5 years
Edward1480.5 years
Most common last names in Garner, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Greiman3282.2 years
Young1375.3 years
Schmidt1282.8 years
Goll1278.7 years
Olson1177.4 years
Anderson1076.4 years
Johnson1082.6 years
Quintus1081.8 years
Larson980.8 years
Chizek982.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Garner, IA
  • 85.8%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Garner, IA
  • 51.8%Electricity
  • 45.1%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Wood


Garner compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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