Gravity, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 185 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.1%
 
Males: 111  (60.1%)
Females: 74  (39.9%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 50848.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $39,167 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Gravity:

$39,167
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $22,857 (it was $13,312 in 2000)

Gravity city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $32,972 (it was $22,100 in 2000)
Gravity:

$32,972
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $44,270; Detached houses: $45,634; Mobile homes: $25,832

Median gross rent in 2015: $592.

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  • Races in Gravity, IA (2010)

    Gravity races chart
    • 18698.9%White alone
    • 21.1%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gravity: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (17.3%), English (12.0%), German (10.7%), Irish (8.0%), French (1.3%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/26/1882

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 619 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gravity:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gravity city:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Gravity, Iowa as of November 19, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Gravity to the number of sex offenders is 186 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Gravity city:  0.9% ($199)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)
Gravity satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (67.7 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (74.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (374.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sharpsburg, IA (2.5 miles) , Bedford, IA (2.5 miles ), Conway, IA (2.6 miles) , New Market, IA (2.9 miles ), Lenox, IA (3.6 miles ), Clearfield, IA (3.8 miles ), Nodaway, IA (3.8 miles) , Hopkins, MO (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 40.76 N, Longitude: 94.74 W

Area code: 712

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

2.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (3%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Gravity, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gravity-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Gravity city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 tornado 10.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gravity-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% 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 43.1 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 398.6 miles away from Gravity center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.7 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 388.3 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 374.3 miles away from Gravity center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 255.3 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 Taylor County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gravity topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gravity:

  • BEDFORD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)
  • TAYLOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)
  • LENOX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LENOX, IA)
  • CLEARVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CLEARFIELD, IA)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLARINDA, IA)
  • GOLDENROD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLARINDA, IA)
  • ALEGENT HEALTH MERCY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; CORNING, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gravity:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 30 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 66 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 67 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Highland Community College (about 69 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 70 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Creighton University (about 72 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 73 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)

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Notable location: Gravity Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gravity include: Gravity Church of the Nazarene (A), Gravity Christian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Taylor 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.5. This is better than average.

City:

58.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.28
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.9%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gravity city (based on Taylor County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,57812
Evangelical Protestant55013
Catholic2442
Other1962
None2,749-
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: 2
Taylor County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Taylor County:

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

15.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.5%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

35.8%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Gravity:

27.9
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.1%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.6%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Gravity:

47.6%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

70.5%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gravity, 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 7$466
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 8$616

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($86.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($54.05)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($48.65)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($16.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($10.81)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($10.81)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($16.22)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($59.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($91.89)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($43.24)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($10.81)
    Total General Sales: $2,000 ($10.81)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($102.70)

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
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 Union County, IA  0.55% ($21,308 average AGI)
from Page County, IA  0.47% ($21,455)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.47% ($35,364)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Page County, IA  1.10% ($46,269 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.68% ($23,563)
to Adams County, IA  0.59% ($33,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gravity:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gravity:

  • KKBZ (99.3 FM; CLARINDA, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KXCV (90.5 FM; MARYVILLE, MO; Owner: NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV.)
  • KRSS (93.5 FM; TARKIO, MO; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Gravity:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 1,575Total average daily traffic
  • 218Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,737Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 40.813278 Lon: -94.760028, Call Sign: WQQQ803
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.915 MHz, 159.645 MHz, 159.660 MHzGrant Date: 02/13/2013, Expiration Date: 02/13/2023, Certifier: Layne ThorntonRegistrant: Bi-State Electronics, 408 Court, Bedford, IA 50833, Phone: (712) 523-3627, Fax: (712) 523-2078, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0TGV, Licensee ID: L01739093, Grant Date: 10/11/2012, Expiration Date: 10/11/2022, Certifier: Charles A Ambrose, Registrant: Charles A Ambrose, Gravity, IA 50848

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
Most common first names in Gravity, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William773.3 years
George583.0 years
John578.4 years
Harry481.7 years
Frank474.0 years
Robert472.7 years
Helen377.0 years
Francis374.7 years
Jessie383.6 years
Kenneth371.6 years
Most common last names in Gravity, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Beemer785.3 years
Lock575.4 years
Ambrose480.8 years
Akers469.7 years
Blake473.5 years
Briggs480.5 years
Churchill471.7 years
Baker480.3 years
Moore478.5 years
Parks476.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (17%)

Gravity 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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