Gibson, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 60 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -34.8%
Males: 35  (58.3%)
Females: 25  (41.7%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50104

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,364 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Gibson:

$37,364
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,390 (it was $12,881 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $75,008 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Gibson:

$75,008
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $89,956; Detached houses: $90,051

Median gross rent in 2016: $504.

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    • 6098.4%White alone
    • 11.6%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gibson: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (47.1%), Northern European (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/14/1954

Elevation: 890 feet

Land area: 0.07 square miles.

Population density: 906 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gibson:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gibson city:

  • Never married: 37.1%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $602 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,036 (1.2%)

Gibson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (46.5 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (188.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (244.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Thornburg, IA (1.9 miles) , Barnes City, IA (2.1 miles ), What Cheer, IA (2.4 miles ), Deep River, IA (2.6 miles ), Keswick, IA (2.9 miles ), Montezuma, IA (3.2 miles ), Delta, IA (3.4 miles ), Rose Hill, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 92.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

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

3.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+46.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (77%)
  • Wholesale trade (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Educational services (40%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (38%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (15%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (40%)
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Gibson, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Gibson-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Gibson city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 28.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gibson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 317.7 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 301.0 miles away from Gibson 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 181.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 335.2 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 344.3 miles away from Gibson 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 318.1 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 Keokuk County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gibson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gibson:

  • MONTEZUMA NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)
  • SENIOR HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)
  • SIGOURNEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIGOURNEY, IA)
  • MANOR HOUSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIGOURNEY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gibson:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 31 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 47 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 49 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 65 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 66 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Drake University (about 66 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 72 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

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Notable location: Gibson Elevator (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Gibson: Gibson First Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Keokuk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.8%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Gibson (2011 data):

  • Keokuk County State Bank: Gibson Branch at 106 S Marshall St, branch established on 1912/10/01. Info updated 2010/04/12: Bank assets: $97.6 mil, Deposits: $86.5 mil, headquarters in Sigourney, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Fountain View Bancorp., Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Iowa average:

10.4

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

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Religion statistics for Gibson city (based on Keokuk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,53123
Catholic1,5823
Evangelical Protestant3036
Other2-
None6,093-
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
Keokuk County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Keokuk County:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Keokuk County:

26.9%
Iowa:

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

15.1%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 1$150

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($50.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($33.33)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($33.33)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($16.67)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($33.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($33.33)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($33.33)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($33.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($116.67)
    General Support: $2,000 ($33.33)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($50.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $56,000 ($933.33)

4.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 Mahaska County, IA  0.61% ($25,667 average AGI)
from Washington County, IA  0.53% ($27,333)
from Wapello County, IA  0.51% ($27,050)


6.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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 Mahaska County, IA  1.02% ($26,927 average AGI)
to Washington County, IA  0.79% ($23,656)
to Iowa County, IA  0.52% ($37,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gibson:

  • 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.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gibson:

  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gibson:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 670Total average daily traffic
  • 807Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic


FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3779S , Serial Number: 17250979, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 12/16/1963
    Registrant (Corporation): Block Eyler Inc, 12342 120th St, Gibson, IA 50104
  • Aircraft: STEINKE MATTHEW R CARLINATOR (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 46599 , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 04/21/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew R Steinke, 12713 120th Ave, Gibson, IA 50104
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 657AC , Serial Number: 7AC-3764, Airworthiness Date: 01/28/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew R Steinke, 12713 120th Ave, Gibson, IA 50104
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 74276 , Serial Number: AA5B-0184, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 11/13/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew R Steinke, 12713 120th Ave, Gibson, IA 50104
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 188A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 96 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O 470R (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9979G , Serial Number: 18800779, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 05/12/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew R Steinke, 12713 120th Ave, Gibson, IA 50104

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (37%)

Gibson compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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