Hardy, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 47 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.5%
Males: 20  (44.4%)
Females: 27  (55.6%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50545

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,044 (it was $28,929 in 2000)
Hardy:

$61,044
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,120 (it was $12,910 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $23,925 (it was $13,900 in 2000)
Hardy:

$23,925
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $37,400; Detached houses: $37,400
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  • White alone - 44 (93.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (6.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hardy: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (60.4%), Irish (13.2%), Norwegian (7.5%), United States (3.8%), Danish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/13/1915

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 106 people per square mile   (very low).

Hardy, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Hardy:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hardy city:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

2 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America).

This city:  3.5%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $331 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.6%)

Hardy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (58.2 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (147.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (332.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Renwick, IA (2.0 miles ), Lu Verne, IA (2.7 miles ), Livermore, IA (2.8 miles ), Thor, IA (2.9 miles) , Goldfield, IA (2.9 miles ), Dakota City, IA (3.1 miles ), Humboldt, IA (3.2 miles ), St. Joseph, IA (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 42.81 N, Longitude: 94.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

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

4.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+29.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (56%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (43%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Average climate in Hardy, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hardy-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Hardy city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hardy-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 220.9 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 285.7 miles away from Hardy 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 245.9 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 442.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 227.1 miles away from Hardy 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 424.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Humboldt County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hardy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hardy:

  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • ROTARY ANN HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; EAGLE GROVE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hardy:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 24 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 53 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 57 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa State University (about 58 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Buena Vista University (about 60 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 80 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Riverland Community College (about 80 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)

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Notable locations in Hardy: Hardy Co-op Elevator Company Elevator (A), Hardy (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Humboldt 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 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.3%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 5.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Hardy compared to Iowa 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hardy city (based on Humboldt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.19%
Here: 85.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents34.4%26.2%18.7%11.6%9.1%
Congregations44.4%16.7%11.1%11.1%16.7%
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
Humboldt County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Humboldt County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

27.9%
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$554
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$480
Water Supply 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,634

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

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($106.38)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($85.11)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($63.83)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($63.83)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($63.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($42.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($42.55)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($42.55)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($21.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($127.66)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($42.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($85.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($106.38)
    General Support: $1,000 ($21.28)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($553.19)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($1063.83)

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 Webster County, IA  0.95% ($25,946 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.26% ($22,600)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 Webster County, IA  0.77% ($53,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.43% ($33,059)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.36% ($85,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hardy:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hardy:

  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Hardy:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)


FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 72607 , Serial Number: 9779, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/27/1970
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jerome R Kohlhaas, 1704 Texas Ave, Hardy, IA 50545, Other Owners: Joan M Kohlhaas
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 738EN , Serial Number: 17269921, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1977
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jerome R Kohlhaas, 1704 Texas Ave, Hardy, IA 50545, Other Owners: Joan M Kohlhaas
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9230R , Serial Number: 18802171T, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 04/18/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Jerome R Dba Kohlhaas, 1704 Texas Ave, Hardy, IA 50545, Other Owners: Ag Aviation Kohlhaas
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9548G , Serial Number: 18801526T, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 02/26/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Jerome R Kohlhaas, 1704 Texas Ave, Hardy, IA 50545

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 2
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