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Decatur County

Population in 2012: 228 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.3%
Males: 110  (48.3%)
Females: 118  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 50108.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $23,793 (it was $22,344 in 2000)
Grand River:

$23,793
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $11,376

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $31,537 (it was $22,900 in 2000)
Grand River:

$31,537
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $47,923; Detached houses: $49,240; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,060; Mobile homes: $20,621

Median gross rent in 2011: $517.

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  • White alone - 223 (94.5%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grand River: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.8%), Irish (16.0%), English (10.6%), United States (7.7%), Dutch (6.4%), Norwegian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/21/1899

Elevation: 1010 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 1094 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Grand River:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grand River city:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Grand River, Iowa as of December 21, 2012.
The ratio of number of residents in Grand River to the number of sex offenders is 188 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $443 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $300 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (56.3 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (111.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (333.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Beaconsfield, IA (2.2 miles) , Ellston, IA (2.8 miles) , Decatur City, IA (2.9 miles) , Kellerton, IA (3.0 miles ), Van Wert, IA (3.1 miles ), Tingley, IA (3.5 miles) , Leon, IA (3.5 miles ), Weldon, IA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 40.82 N, Longitude: 93.96 W

Area code: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+32.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Grand River-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 160% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Grand River city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grand River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from Grand River center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Grand River:

  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; LEON, IA)

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Amtrak station near Grand River:

  • 19 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grand River:

  • Drake University (about 57 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 59 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 68 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 84 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Truman State University (about 85 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Iowa State University (about 86 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 86 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,088)

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Notable locations in Grand River: Grand River Volunteer Fire Department (A), Grand River Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Arena Saddle Club (Tours & Charters; 12009 Rodeo Road).

 
Decatur 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 2011: 16.8%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Grand River, IA

Grand River compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Grand River (2011 data):

  • Great Western Bank: Grand River Branch at 126 Broadway, branch established on 1938/01/03. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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Religion statistics for Grand River (based on Decatur County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.50%
Here38.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCommunity Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents29.3%19.2%12.0%8.0%7.5%
Congregations14.7%23.5%5.9%5.9%2.9%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.3%3.8%3.2%3.1%8.6%
Congregations11.8%2.9%11.8%5.9%14.7%
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
Here:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.7%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
State:

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

12.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$1,087
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,575
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,662

Grand River government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $29,000 ($127.19)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($48.25)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($30.70)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($30.70)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($26.32)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($13.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($13.16)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($8.77)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($8.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($8.77)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($48.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($17.54)

Grand River government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($114.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($8.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($26.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($17.54)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.16)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($4.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($78.95)
    General Support: $3,000 ($13.16)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($74.56)
    Total General Sales: $6,000 ($26.32)

Grand River government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $150,000 ($657.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($30.70)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $139,000 ($609.65)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($17.54)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $134,000 ($587.72)

8.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Iowa average:

6.30%

1.97% of residents moved from foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Decatur County:

1.97%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clarke County, IA  0.80% ($25,500 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.66% ($30,944)
from Wayne County, IA  0.36% ($21,600)


7.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clarke County, IA  1.18% ($28,906 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.63% ($36,941)
to Jackson County, MO  0.40% ($15,727)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand River:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand River:

  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 3/4 Mi W On Cr J20 (Lat: 40.824722 Lon: -93.991611), Type: Tank, Structure height: 38 m, Call Sign: WPGC857, Licensee ID: L00060761
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2004, Expiration Date: 12/12/2014
    Registrant: Southern Iowa Rural Water Association, 1391 190th St, Creston, IA 50801, Phone: (515) 782-5744
  • Lat: 40.800528 Lon: -93.939111, Call Sign: WQAU476
    Assigned Frequencies: 812.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/09/2004, Expiration Date: 08/09/2014, Certifier: Larry Plotzke
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4700, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 599-0780, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 1 Mi E & 1 1/4 Mi S (Lat: 40.800528 Lon: -93.939111), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WBX330
    Assigned Frequencies: 933.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2011, Expiration Date: 11/06/2021
    Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2204, Fax: (703) 276-1169, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Grand River, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William586.6 years
Mary572.0 years
Roy583.8 years
Margaret473.3 years
Raymond476.7 years
Ruth470.2 years
Elmer380.3 years
Glen373.0 years
Gladys385.4 years
Don377.3 years
Most common last names in Grand River, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Boles1380.0 years
Foland783.4 years
Crees782.2 years
Burchett679.3 years
Bryant583.6 years
Snook583.4 years
Hewlett469.3 years
Brown483.0 years
Jimmerson474.0 years
Fullerton474.5 years
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