Gilmore City, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 502 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.7%
 
Males: 232  (46.2%)
Females: 270  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50541.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,662 (it was $31,827 in 2000)
Gilmore City:

$36,662
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,599 (it was $15,511 in 2000)

Gilmore City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,846 (it was $39,000 in 2000)
Gilmore City:

$43,846
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $42,210; Detached houses: $42,594; Mobile homes: $5,490

Median gross rent in 2012: $369.

Gilmore City races chart
  • White alone - 488 (96.8%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gilmore City: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.7%), Irish (14.6%), United States (8.7%), English (7.1%), Danish (6.4%), Norwegian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/16/1887

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 1.24 square miles.

Population density: 405 people per square mile   (low).

Gilmore City,IA real estate house value index trend

Gilmore City, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Gilmore City:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gilmore City city:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Gilmore City, Iowa as of March 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gilmore City to the number of sex offenders is 250 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $505 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (1.2%)

Gilmore City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (63.9 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (129.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (351.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bradgate, IA (2.3 miles) , Pioneer, IA (2.4 miles) , Rolfe, IA (2.7 miles ), Rutland, IA (2.8 miles) , Palmer, IA (3.3 miles ), Clare, IA (3.3 miles) , Humboldt, IA (3.4 miles ), Pocahontas, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $167,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 94.44 W

Area code: 515

Gilmore City household income distribution Gilmore City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+6.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

Work and jobs in Gilmore City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gilmore City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gilmore City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Gilmore City city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gilmore City-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% 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 218.1 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 269.5 miles away from Gilmore 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 226.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.3 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 453.8 miles away from Gilmore City center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 158.5 miles away from the city 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 Humboldt County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gilmore City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gilmore City:

  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; POCAHONTAS, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MANSON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MANSON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gilmore City:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 21 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 40 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 51 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa State University (about 64 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 73 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 83 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 88 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Public elementary/middle schools in Gilmore City:

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Library in Gilmore City:

  • GILMORE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $34,332; Location: 308 S GILMORE; 8,976 books; 88 audio materials; 795 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 62 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Gilmore City: Gilmore City (A), Pro Cooperative Elevator (B), Gilmore City Ambulance (C), Gilmore City Fire Department (D), Gilmore City Police Department (E), Gilmore City City Hall (F), Gilmore City Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gilmore City include: Saint John's Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), Faith United Methodist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Humboldt 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 Gilmore City and their reported violations in the past:

GILMORE CITY WATERWORKS (Population served: 504, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2011), St BCA signed (NOV-30-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2007), St BCA signed (NOV-16-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.2%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Gilmore City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Gilmore City (2011 data):

  • Bank Iowa: Gilmore City Branch at 106 Southeast C Avenue, branch established on 1931/10/19. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $1,089.9 mil, Deposits: $913.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Iowa Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Gilmore City travel time to work - commute Gilmore City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gilmore City city (based on Humboldt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.19%
Here: 85.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents34.4%26.2%18.7%11.6%9.1%
Congregations44.4%16.7%11.1%11.1%16.7%
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
Humboldt County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Humboldt County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

27.9%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
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 2$2,704$16,2246$622
Firefighters 1$93$1,11613$195
Streets and Highways 2$1,318$7,9080$0
Health 0$0 7$1,068
Sewerage 2$1,076$6,4560$0
Parks and Recreation 2$314$1,8840$0
Water Supply 2$1,603$9,6180$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,721
Other and Unallocable 2$2,015$12,0902$142
Totals for Government 13$9,123$8,42131$3,748

Gilmore City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $517,000 ($1029.88)
    Regular Highways: $52,000 ($103.59)
    Water Utilities: $47,000 ($93.63)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($59.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($53.78)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($53.78)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($33.86)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($25.90)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($15.94)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($15.94)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($11.95)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($11.95)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($7.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($3.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($5.98)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $114,000 ($227.09)

Gilmore City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $25,000 ($49.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($45.82)
    All Other: $9,000 ($17.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($37.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($7.97)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($5.98)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $580,000 ($1155.38)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($83.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $47,000 ($93.63)
    General Support: $5,000 ($9.96)
  • Tax - Property: $85,000 ($169.32)
    Total General Sales: $11,000 ($21.91)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.99)

Gilmore City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $68,000 ($135.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $68,000 ($135.46)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $406,000 ($808.76)

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 Webster County, IA  0.95% ($25,946 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.26% ($22,600)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 Webster County, IA  0.77% ($53,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.43% ($33,059)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.36% ($85,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gilmore City:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gilmore City:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Gilmore City:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA0YBO
    Grant Date: 04/01/1996, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2008
    Registrant: Larry D Lynch, Rr 1 Box 207, Gilmore City, IA 50541
  • Call Sign: N0HXL
    Grant Date: 05/29/1996, Expiration Date: 05/29/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/30/2008
    Registrant: William V Stubbs, Gilmore City, IA 50541
  • Call Sign: WA0PLI, Licensee ID: L01290396
    Grant Date: 06/04/2007, Expiration Date: 08/22/2017, Certifier: Elwyn B Christensen
    Registrant: Elwyn B Christensen, 407 Se A Ave, Gilmore City, IA 50541
  • Call Sign: WD0AXI, Licensee ID: L00619577
    Grant Date: 01/12/2004, Expiration Date: 04/05/2014, Certifier: James F La Velle
    Registrant: James F La Velle, 32833 540 St, Gilmore City, IA 50541
  • Call Sign: WD0DCF, Licensee ID: L01104431
    Grant Date: 01/10/2006, Expiration Date: 02/05/2016, Certifier: Marvin Christensen
    Registrant: Marvin Christensen, 211 Se D Ave, Gilmore City, IA 50541
  • Call Sign: KC0WRU, Licensee ID: L01150552
    Grant Date: 05/11/2006, Expiration Date: 05/11/2016, Cancellation Date: 06/17/2006, Certifier: Shannon C Vitzthum
    Registrant: Humboldt Amateur Radio Klub, 506 Se D Ave, Gilmore City, IA 50541
  • Call Sign: NI0A, Previous Call Sign: KC0WRU, Licensee ID: L01150552
    Grant Date: 06/17/2006, Expiration Date: 06/17/2016, Certifier: Shannon C Vitzthum
    Registrant: Humboldt Amateur Radio Klub, 506 Se D Ave, Gilmore City, IA 50541

Most common first names in Gilmore City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1377.7 years
Mary1282.2 years
William979.9 years
George978.0 years
Helen778.3 years
Dorothy683.5 years
Frank676.3 years
Ethel679.5 years
Harold680.0 years
James672.7 years
Most common last names in Gilmore City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peters678.8 years
Brown667.7 years
Anderson675.2 years
Miller672.4 years
Christensen681.0 years
Cirks677.2 years
Ford669.7 years
Wallace572.4 years
Stamper587.4 years
Smith581.8 years

Gilmore City on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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