Gruver, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.3%
 
Males: 47  (50.8%)
Females: 46  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  32.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 51334

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,679 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Gruver:

$45,679
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $40,528 (it was $17,766 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,132 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Gruver:

$70,132
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $66,250; Detached houses: $66,250
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  • White alone - 91 (96.8%)
  • Black alone - 2 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gruver: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.6%), Norwegian (22.2%), English (8.9%), Irish (5.6%), Czech (4.4%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/04/1913

Elevation: 390 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 728 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gruver:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gruver city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 75.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $575 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (0.9%)

Gruver satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (102.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (130.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (373.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Estherville, IA (2.6 miles ), Dolliver, IA (2.6 miles) , Wallingford, IA (2.6 miles ), Ceylon, MN (3.2 miles ), Graettinger, IA (3.3 miles ), Armstrong, IA (3.4 miles ), Ringsted, IA (3.5 miles ), Dunnell, MN (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 43.39 N, Longitude: 94.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Gruver household income distribution Gruver home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (42%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (67%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (22%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (24%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (14%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (10%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)

Average climate in Gruver, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gruver-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the Gruver city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gruver-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% 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 170.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 241.6 miles away from Gruver center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 176.1 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 216.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 190.7 miles away from Gruver center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Emmet County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gruver topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gruver:

  • AVERA HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; ESTHERVILLE, IA)
  • EMMET COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ESTHERVILLE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gruver:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 7 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 58 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 63 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 64 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 68 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 75 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 81 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

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Notable locations in Gruver: Gruver (A), Superior Co-op Elevator - Gruver (B), Gruver Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Emmet 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 2012 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.1%
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

Gruver compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (91%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gruver city (based on Emmet County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.74%
Here: 77.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents42.4%18.4%15.0%9.3%5.6%
Congregations32.0%8.0%16.0%16.0%4.0%
NameLutheran ChurchBaptist General ConferenceChurch of the NazareneFree Methodist Church of North AmericaOther
Adherents4.2%2.6%1.0%0.6%0.7%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%4.0%8.0%
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: 4
Emmet County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Emmet County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Emmet County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Emmet County:

28.7%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
State:

14.5%
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$360
Totals for Government 0$0 7$360

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $21,000 ($225.81)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($129.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($64.52)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($53.76)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($43.01)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($43.01)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($43.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($21.51)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($64.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($322.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($10.75)
    Rents: $1,000 ($10.75)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($43.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($86.02)
    General Support: $1,000 ($10.75)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($279.57)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $52,000 ($559.14)

5.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
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 Dickinson County, IA  0.67% ($30,615 average AGI)
from Martin County, MN  0.34% ($59,231)
from Clay County, IA  0.28% ($32,091)


7.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
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 Dickinson County, IA  1.04% ($25,780 average AGI)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.56% ($23,545)
to Clay County, IA  0.46% ($24,944)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gruver:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KILR (1070 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ESTHERVILLE, IA)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSUM (1370 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gruver:

  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K221DO (92.1 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRAQ (105.7 FM; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINNESOTA)

TV broadcast stations around Gruver:

  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K53EV (Channel 53; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K41EG (Channel 41; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERAL RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K45EH (Channel 45; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K51EN (Channel 51; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K59FN (Channel 59; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K61GE (Channel 61; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K57GE (Channel 57; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Richard D Hofmann, East Of Gruver (Lat: 43.392750 Lon: -94.698222), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 7128536121, Doug@terril.Com, 107 SOUTH STATE STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, East Of Gruver (Lat: 43.392750 Lon: -94.698222), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 7128536121, Doug@terril.Com, 107 SOUTH STATE STREET

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