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Population in 2012: 164 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.0%
 

Males: 92  (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

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 2011: 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%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harris: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.6%), Irish (8.5%), Czech (7.4%), Dutch (6.8%), English (5.1%), United States (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 1550 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 207 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Harris:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harris city:

  • Never married: 13.7%
  • Now married: 69.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Harris, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
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%)

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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 43.45 N, Longitude: 95.43 W

Area code: 712

Harris household income distribution Harris home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

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%)

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Tornado activity:

Harris-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 149% 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.

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: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Harris, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harris:

  • Buena Vista University (about 57 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 72 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 82 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • South Central College (about 86 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 87 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • University of South Dakota (about 89 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • South Dakota State University (about 91 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)

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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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Harris, IA

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 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.


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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 (84%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Harris city (based on Osceola County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.09%
Here79.1%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

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

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

12.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Osceola County:

27.1%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 1$400
Sewerage 0$0 1$77
Water Supply 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 0$0 3$727

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($170.73)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($115.85)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($60.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($60.98)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($54.88)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($42.68)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($42.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($36.59)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($30.49)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($54.88)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($54.88)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($42.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($73.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($12.20)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($152.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($97.56)
    General Support: $3,000 ($18.29)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($176.83)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.10)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $53,000 ($323.17)

5.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dickinson County, IA  0.88% ($23,864 average AGI)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.76% ($13,895)
from Lyon County, IA  0.40% ($26,800)


6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dickinson County, IA  0.92% ($44,609 average AGI)
to O'Brien County, IA  0.84% ($32,619)

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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