Guernsey, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 62 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.4%
 
Males: 38  (61.8%)
Females: 24  (38.2%)
Median resident age:  52.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 52221

Estimated median household income in 2015: $40,739 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Guernsey:

$40,739
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $23,219 (it was $17,727 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $65,838 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Guernsey:

$65,838
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $70,739; Detached houses: $71,333
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    • 6196.8%White alone
    • 23.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Guernsey: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (69.6%), American (6.5%), Belgian (4.3%), Italian (4.3%), Czech (2.2%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/4/1906

Elevation: 812 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 336 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Guernsey:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Guernsey city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $815 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $510 (0.9%)

Guernsey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (41.8 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (180.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (241.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Deep River, IA (2.2 miles ), Victor, IA (2.5 miles ), Brooklyn, IA (2.8 miles ), Hartwick, IA (3.1 miles) , Montezuma, IA (3.2 miles ), Millersburg, IA (3.3 miles) , Ladora, IA (3.3 miles ), Malcom, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.65 N, Longitude: 92.34 W

Area code: 319

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

3.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (48%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (30%)
  • Other services, except public administration (30%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (48%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Guernsey, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Guernsey-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Guernsey city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 26.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Guernsey-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 323.4 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 306.1 miles away from Guernsey center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.8 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 344.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 350.6 miles away from Guernsey center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 323.8 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 Poweshiek County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Guernsey topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Guernsey:

  • BROOKLYN COMMUNITY ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BROOKLYN, IA)
  • MONTEZUMA NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)
  • SENIOR HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Guernsey:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 41 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 42 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 42 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 54 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 61 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 66 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 68 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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Notable location: Brooklyn Elevator Company Elevator (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Guernsey: Guernsey Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Poweshiek 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 2015: 7.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.7%
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:

9.0
Iowa average:

10.3

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

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Religion statistics for Guernsey city (based on Poweshiek County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,90520
Evangelical Protestant2,68218
Catholic1,6152
Other81
None9,704-
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: 6
Poweshiek County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Poweshiek County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

9.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Poweshiek County:

27.5%
Iowa:

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

19.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Guernsey:

43.7%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Guernsey:

27.9
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.9%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.6%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Guernsey:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Guernsey:

41.3%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Guernsey:

50.1%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Guernsey:

83.4%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Guernsey, 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$304
Totals for Government 0$0 7$304

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($225.81)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($96.77)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($64.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($32.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($16.13)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($16.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($48.39)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($16.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($96.77)
    General Support: $1,000 ($16.13)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($145.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($225.81)

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Jasper County, IA  0.55% ($34,231 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.50% ($31,857)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.35% ($29,320)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($124 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

0.18%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.63% ($42,600 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.56% ($25,650)
to Johnson County, IA  0.38% ($48,407)

Strongest AM radio stations in Guernsey:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Guernsey:

  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Guernsey:

  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Janean K Riordan, 235th Street (Lat: 41.665028 Lon: -92.329556), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 3196473131, Cooptel@netins.Net, 704 THIRD STREET
  • Janean K Riordan, 235th Street (Lat: 41.665028 Lon: -92.329556), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 3196473131, Cooptel@netins.Net, 704 THIRD STREET

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0DNS, Licensee ID: L01106952, Grant Date: 01/17/2006, Expiration Date: 04/12/2016, Certifier: Raymond F Stoker, Registrant: Raymond F Stoker, 2044 460th Ave, Guernsey, IA 52221

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Guernsey compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.
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