Goodell, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 135 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.4%
Males: 69  (51.5%)
Females: 66  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  32.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 50439

Estimated median household income in 2015: $38,595 (it was $32,292 in 2000)
Goodell:

$38,595
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $16,975 (it was $14,795 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $47,403 (it was $27,100 in 2000)
Goodell:

$47,403
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $49,874; Detached houses: $50,293

Median gross rent in 2015: $618.

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    • 1611.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Goodell: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.4%), Irish (8.8%), Scottish (5.9%), Norwegian (2.9%), Czech (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/3/1893

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 315 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Goodell:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Goodell city:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 23.4%

7 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America).

This city:

5.4%
Iowa:

4.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Goodell, Iowa as of November 18, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Goodell to the number of sex offenders is 34 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $579 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $483 (1.0%)

Goodell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (62.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (142.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (312.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Belmond, IA (2.3 miles ), Klemme, IA (2.4 miles ), Meservey, IA (2.6 miles ), Kanawha, IA (3.0 miles ), Alexander, IA (3.3 miles) , Thornton, IA (3.4 miles ), Garner, IA (3.5 miles ), Rowan, IA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.92 N, Longitude: 93.61 W

Area code: 641

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

2.4%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-12.1%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Transportation occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Average climate in Goodell, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Goodell-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Goodell city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 27.2 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Goodell-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 224.7 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 431.0 miles away from Goodell center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 303.7 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 231.9 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 268.0 miles away from Goodell 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 261.9 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 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).
Goodell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Goodell:

  • BELMOND #2 (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • BELMOND #1 (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • HANCOCK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; GARNER, IA)
  • IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-CLARION Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • THE HEART OF WRIGHT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; BRITT, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goodell:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 30 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 43 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Riverland Community College (about 61 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa State University (about 63 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 66 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 70 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 74 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

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Notable locations in Goodell: Goodell (A), Goodell Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Goodell: United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hancock 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 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 31.0%
(32.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Goodell city (based on Hancock County data)

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.
Iowa:

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

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

28.9%
Iowa:

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

17.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Goodell:

43.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Goodell:

37.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Goodell:

25.1%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Goodell:

9.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Goodell:

6.7
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

50.4%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.7%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Goodell, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$500
Water Supply 0$0 2$425
Totals for Government 0$0 3$925

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $34,000 ($251.85)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($74.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($66.67)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($59.26)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($37.04)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($29.63)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($22.22)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($22.22)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.41)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $3,000 ($22.22)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($51.85)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($66.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $6,000 ($44.44)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($14.81)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($88.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($103.70)
    General Support: $2,000 ($14.81)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($88.89)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($59.26)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $6,000 ($44.44)
    End of Fiscal Year: $4,000 ($29.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $58,000 ($429.63)

5.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.92% ($29,098 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IA  0.43% ($40,842)
from Wright County, IA  0.29% ($33,000)


5.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.94% ($29,000 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IA  0.63% ($28,679)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.29% ($25,615)

Strongest AM radio stations in Goodell:

  • 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.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goodell:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)

TV broadcast stations around Goodell:

  • 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)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • James Coloff, Highway B 63 And Oak Road, Hancock County, Ia (Lat: 42.926917 Lon: -93.695861), Type: 121.9, Structure height: 19081 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 3192771918, Jacoloff@hotmail.Com, 721 SHIRLEY STREET
  • Jim Coloff, Highway B 63 And Oak Road, Hancock County, Ia (Lat: 42.926917 Lon: -93.695861), Type: 121.9, Structure height: 19081 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 3192771918, Jacoloff@hotmail.Com, 721 SHIRLEY STREET
  • Jim Coloff, Highway B 63 And Oak Road, Hancock County, Ia (Lat: 42.926917 Lon: -93.695861), Type: 121.9, Structure height: 19081 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 3192771918, Jacoloff@hotmail.Com, 721 SHIRLEY STREET

Drinking water stations with addresses in Goodell and their reported violations in the past:

GOODELL WATER SUPPLY (Address: 200 FARMAN ST , Population served: 139, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-26-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2006)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Goodell 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.
  • Median age above 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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