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Population in 2012: 60 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.8%
Males: 22  (38.0%)
Females: 38  (62.0%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50110

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,179 (it was $35,750 in 2000)
Gray:

$21,179
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,309

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $25,671 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Gray:

$25,671
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $34,769; Detached houses: $34,769

Median gross rent in 2012: $328.

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  • White alone - 62 (98.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gray: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.4%), Danish (33.3%), English (8.8%), Irish (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/10/1894

Elevation: 1374 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 60 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Gray:

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gray city:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

2 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia).

This city:  2.4%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $380 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (61.0 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (66.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (376.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Templeton, IA (2.4 miles ), Manning, IA (2.5 miles ), Audubon, IA (3.0 miles ), Aspinwall, IA (3.0 miles) , Dedham, IA (3.1 miles ), Halbur, IA (3.4 miles ), Irwin, IA (3.5 miles ), Willey, IA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 41.84 N, Longitude: 94.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Gray household income distribution Gray home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-1.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (43%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (4%)


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Tornado activity:

Gray-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 185% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Gray city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gray-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 100% 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 88.5 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 92.4 miles away from Gray center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Audubon County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Sam Babcock - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Gray:

  • AUDUBON COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; AUDUBON, IA)
  • AUDUBON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; AUDUBON, IA)
  • FRIENDSHIP HOME ASSOCIATION (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; AUDUBON, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Gray, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gray:

  • Buena Vista University (about 57 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 58 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 61 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 63 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)
  • Creighton University (about 64 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 65 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 67 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)

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Audubon 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 2012: 22.5%

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gray compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (86%)
  • Electricity (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gray city (based on Audubon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.94%
Here82.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents43.1%15.1%14.4%7.9%5.7%
Congregations30.4%13.0%8.7%8.7%4.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents4.7%2.2%2.2%1.7%3.1%
Congregations4.3%4.3%4.3%4.3%17.4%
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:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Audubon County:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.0%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
State:

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

12.9%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$90
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$110
Totals for Government 0$0 2$200

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($150.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($83.33)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($83.33)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($33.33)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($33.33)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($16.67)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($50.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($100.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($33.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($116.67)
    General Support: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($133.33)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($50.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $58,000 ($966.67)

5.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Iowa average:

6.30%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cass County, IA  0.66% ($20,688 average AGI)
from Carroll County, IA  0.41% ($23,500)
from Polk County, IA  0.41% ($26,300)


6.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
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 Cass County, IA  0.98% ($24,583 average AGI)
to Carroll County, IA  0.90% ($25,818)
to Polk County, IA  0.86% ($24,762)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gray:

  • 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.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gray:

  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Gray:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • .75 Mi W (Lat: 41.844167 Lon: -94.996389), Type: 136.9, Overall height: 136.9 m
    Registrant: 5152424366, , 666 GRAND AVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .75 Mi W (Lat: 41.844139 Lon: -94.996389), Call Sign: WNDK846
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.250 MHz, 451.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/2005, Expiration Date: 08/30/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2013
    Registrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 106 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801, Phone: (563) 333-8567, Fax: (563) 333-8558, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, .75 Mi W Of (Lat: 41.844139 Lon: -94.996361), Overall height: 136.9 m, Call Sign: WNEM505
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.362 MHz, 952.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/10/2010, Expiration Date: 12/27/2020
    Registrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 106 E. 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801, Phone: (563) 333-8567, Email:
  • GRAY TOWER, .75 Mi W (Lat: 41.844167 Lon: -94.996389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 136.9 m, Call Sign: WQNY729, Licensee ID: L00000015
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/11/2011, Expiration Date: 07/11/2021, Certifier: Scott Ranes
    Registrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 666 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 242-4375, Fax: (515) 242-4351, Email:


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