Gruver, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.9%
 
Males: 47  (55.7%)
Females: 39  (44.3%)
Median resident age:

48.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 51334

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,576 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Gruver:

$56,576
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,872 (it was $17,766 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $63,563 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Gruver:

$63,563
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $117,190; detached houses: $117,741
March 2019 cost of living index in Gruver: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.5%
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  • Races in Gruver, IA (2010)
    • 9196.8%White alone
    • 22.1%Black alone
    • 11.1%Hispanic
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Ancestries: Norwegian (38.6%), German (35.1%), Irish (14.0%), Swedish (3.5%), Czech (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/04/1913

Elevation: 390 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 674 people per square mile   (low).

Gruver, Iowa map

4 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America).

This city:

3.8%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $764 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $780 (1.0%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Gruver, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gruver, IA in 2017

Gruver satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $90,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in Gruver, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Repair & maintenance (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Machinery (8.2%)
  • Truck transportation (8.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (6.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Repair & maintenance (21.9%)
  • Truck transportation (15.6%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Machinery (6.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.3%)
  • Food (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.2%)
  • Social assistance (13.8%)
  • Machinery (10.3%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (6.9%)
  • Chemicals (6.9%)
  • Food (6.9%)
Most common occupations in Gruver, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (21.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (9.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6.3%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (24.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (13.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (10.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.9%)

Average climate in Gruver, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46

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 Gruver 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 Gruver 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 the city 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Gruver:

Marital status in Gruver, IA
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.4%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Gruver:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gruver, IA (based on Emmet County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,18113
Catholic1,6122
Evangelical Protestant8686
Other2-
None2,639-
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: 4
This 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.
State:

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.
Iowa:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gruver:

56.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gruver:

58.3%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gruver:

16.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.2%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gruver:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gruver:

35.9%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Gruver:

63.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gruver, 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$360
Totals for Government 0$0 7$360

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

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $62,000 ($720.93)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($290.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($93.02)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($58.14)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($46.51)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $24,000 ($279.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($46.51)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($69.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $55,000 ($639.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($93.02)
  • Tax - Property: $34,000 ($395.35)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,000 ($81.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $105,000 ($1220.93)

5.08% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dickinson County, IA  0.82% ($28,194 average AGI)


6.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dickinson County, IA  0.93% ($43,056 average AGI)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.52% ($23,650)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.2mTotal length
  • 130Total average daily traffic
  • 5Total average daily truck traffic
  • 130Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Richard D Hofmann, East Of Gruver (Lat: 43.392750 Lon: -94.698222), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Lakes Area Wireless, Doug@terril.Com, , 100 Terri-l, Phone: (712) 853-6121
  • Richard D Hofmann, East Of Gruver (Lat: 43.392750 Lon: -94.698222), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Lakes Area Wireless, Doug@terril.Com, , 100 Terri-l, Phone: (712) 853-6121
  • Monte Hagge, East Of Gruver (Lat: 43.392750 Lon: -94.698222), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 19063 m, Overall height: 60 m, Licensee ID: C, Registrant: Iowa Wireless Services, Mark.Baedke@iwireless.Com, , Urban-dale, Phone: (515) 258-7526
  • Chad Doherty, East Of Gruver (Lat: 43.392750 Lon: -94.698222), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 19063 m, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Towerco Iv LLC, Cdoherty@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5742

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 43.375444 Lon: -94.706917, Call Sign: WQTK854,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.420 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2014, Expiration Date: 02/25/2024, Certifier: Hans Szarafinski, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gruver, IA
  • 77.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.8%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gruver, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Gruver compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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