Gravity, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 183 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.1%
 
Males: 107  (58.9%)
Females: 76  (41.1%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50848.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,099 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Gravity:

$37,099
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,884 (it was $13,312 in 2000)

Gravity city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $40,135 (it was $22,100 in 2000)
Gravity:

$40,135
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $50,957; detached houses: $52,936; mobile homes: $26,674

Median gross rent in 2017: $619.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gravity: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.4%
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Ancestries: American (21.7%), German (11.6%), English (7.2%), Dutch (4.3%), Irish (2.9%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/26/1882

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 612 people per square mile   (low).

Gravity, Iowa map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $327 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $520 (1.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Gravity, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gravity, IA in 2017
Gravity satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.7%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Gravity, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.9%)
  • Public administration (14.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Machinery (6.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.3%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
Most common occupations in Gravity, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.4%)
  • Construction laborers (8.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.3%)
  • Other transportation occupations (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14.6%)
  • Registered nurses (12.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.3%)

Average climate in Gravity, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gravity, Iowa average temperatures Gravity, Iowa average precipitation Gravity, Iowa humidity Gravity, Iowa wind speed Gravity, Iowa snowfall Gravity, Iowa sunshine Gravity, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.5. This is about average.

City:

66.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.84
U.S.:

8.46

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 the city 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 Gravity 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Gravity:

Marital status in Gravity, IA
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Gravity:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gravity, IA (based on Taylor County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Taylor 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
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$150
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$466
Totals for Government 0$0 8$616

Gravity government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $22,000 ($120.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($92.90)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($49.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($32.79)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($21.86)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($10.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($10.93)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($5.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($5.46)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($10.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,000 ($38.25)

Gravity government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($92.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($10.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $14,000 ($76.50)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($5.46)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($5.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($76.50)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($87.43)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,000 ($60.11)

Gravity government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,000 ($377.05)

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
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 46.5mTotal length
  • 2,955Total average daily traffic
  • 388Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,955Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gravity, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gravity, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Ne Cor Of Cr J35 200th St And Hillcrest Ave (Lat: 40.756056 Lon: -94.785222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WPLE954,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2012, Expiration Date: 03/18/2022, Certifier: Dan Mc Intosh, Registrant: Mobile Radio Engineering, Inc., 745 Boone Avenue, North, Golden Valley, MN 55427, Phone: (763) 544-3319, Fax: (763) 544-2078, Email:
  • Lat: 40.813278 Lon: -94.760028, Call Sign: WQQQ803,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.915 MHz, 159.645 MHz, 159.660 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2013, Expiration Date: 02/13/2023, Certifier: Layne Thornton, Registrant: 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

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gravity, IA
  • 64.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.7%Wood
  • 10.2%Electricity
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gravity, IA
  • 64.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.4%Electricity
  • 5.9%Wood


Gravity compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly below 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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