Harris, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 165 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.5%
 
Males: 93  (56.5%)
Females: 72  (43.5%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 51345

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,569 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Harris:

$53,569
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,664 (it was $15,788 in 2000)

Harris city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $40,662 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Harris:

$40,662
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $58,868; Detached houses: $48,443; Townhouses or other attached units: $22,044; Mobile homes: $108,907

Median gross rent in 2012: $483.

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  • White alone - 164 (96.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.2%)

Races in Harris detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harris: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.0%), Irish (8.2%), Czech (7.0%), Dutch (5.8%), English (4.7%), United States (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 1550 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 208 people per square mile   (very low).

Harris, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Harris:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harris city:

  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Harris, Iowa as of July 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Harris to the number of sex offenders is 164 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $530 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $363 (1.0%)

Harris satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (65.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (150.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (409.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ocheyedan, IA (2.4 miles ), Lake Park, IA (2.4 miles ), Round Lake, MN (2.6 miles ), Bigelow, MN (3.7 miles ), Wahpeton, IA (3.7 miles ), Melvin, IA (3.7 miles ), Worthington, MN (3.9 miles ), West Okoboji, IA (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $75,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.45 N, Longitude: 95.43 W

Area code: 712

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

3.7%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (45%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (16%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)

Work and jobs in Harris: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Harris, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Harris-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.3 miles away from the Harris city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harris-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% 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 156.7 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 205.4 miles away from Harris 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 181.0 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 159.9 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 154.0 miles away from Harris center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.7 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 Osceola County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harris topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Harris:

  • LAKE PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAKE PARK, IA)
  • SOUTH SHORE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • C C S INC - RIDGEWOOD (Hospital, about 15 miles away; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • SANFORD WORTHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • SANFORD WORTHINGTON HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • CROSSROADS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • WARNER DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harris:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 31 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 57 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 69 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 72 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 82 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • South Central College (about 86 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 87 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

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Notable locations in Harris: Harris (A), Harris Fire Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Harris: Snyder Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Osceola 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: 7.1%
(2.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Harris compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (87%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (4%)

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 Harris city (based on Osceola County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.09%
Here: 79.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents19.2%15.4%14.8%12.9%37.7%
Congregations9.5%9.5%9.5%19.0%52.4%
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: 3
Osceola County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Osceola County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

12.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Osceola County:

27.1%
Iowa:

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

15.1%
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$454
Sewerage 0$0 1$76
Water Supply 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 0$0 9$730

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($169.70)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($115.15)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($60.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($60.61)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($54.55)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($42.42)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($42.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($36.36)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($30.30)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($54.55)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($54.55)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($42.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($72.73)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($12.12)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($151.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($96.97)
    General Support: $3,000 ($18.18)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($175.76)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.06)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $53,000 ($321.21)

4.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
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 O'Brien County, IA  0.74% ($21,474 average AGI)


6.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
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 O'Brien County, IA  0.99% ($22,577 average AGI)
to Dickinson County, IA  0.61% ($56,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harris:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harris:

  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KJIA (88.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K210CG (89.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KBOJ (88.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Harris:

  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K57GE (Channel 57; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K53EV (Channel 53; 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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Matt Goyette, 6352 120th Street (Lat: 43.474778 Lon: -95.534444), Type: 80.0, Overall height: 80 m
    Registrant: 7123492600, , 1512 YEW AVE
  • Matt Goyette, 6352 120th Street (Lat: 43.474778 Lon: -95.534444), Type: 80.0, Overall height: 80 m
    Registrant: 7123492600, , 1512 YEW AVE

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0SXD, Licensee ID: L00855781
    Grant Date: 04/29/2004, Expiration Date: 06/02/2013, Certifier: Glen C De Vries
    Registrant: Glen C De Vries, Harris, IA 51345
  • Call Sign: N0YHQ, Licensee ID: L01050163
    Grant Date: 08/09/2005, Expiration Date: 08/31/2014, Certifier: Carol A Smith
    Registrant: Carol A Smith, Harris, IA 51345

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3799E , Serial Number: 11AC-S-18, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Terry Hudgens, 2049 White Ave, Harris, IA 51345

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