Iona, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 134 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.5%
Males: 54  (40.4%)
Females: 80  (59.6%)
Median resident age:  51.6 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56141, 56172.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,639 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Iona:

$29,639
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,635 (it was $14,746 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,431 (it was $29,300 in 2000)
Iona:

$34,431
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $42,718; Detached houses: $46,956; Townhouses or other attached units: $29,742; Mobile homes: $6,864

Median gross rent in 2012: $538.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Iona: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (48.4%), Irish (10.0%), Dutch (8.9%), Norwegian (6.3%), Swedish (5.8%), United States (5.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1630 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 170 people per square mile   (very low).

Iona, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Iona:

  • High school or higher: 72.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Iona city:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 0.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $567 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $557 (1.4%)

Iona satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (54.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (143.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (435.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Slayton, MN (2.3 miles ), Hadley, MN (2.6 miles) , Avoca, MN (2.7 miles) , Chandler, MN (2.9 miles ), Fulda, MN (3.1 miles ), Lake Wilson, MN (3.2 miles ), Wilmont, MN (3.3 miles ), Currie, MN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 43.91 N, Longitude: 95.79 W

Area code: 507

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

3.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+10.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (26%)
  • Construction laborers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food processing workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

Average climate in Iona, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Iona-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Iona city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 tornado 17.7 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Iona-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 76% 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 122.0 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 181.3 miles away from Iona center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from the city 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 175.4 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 134.3 miles away from Iona center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.9 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 Murray County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Iona topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Iona:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SLAYTON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • HOSPICE OF MURRAY COUNTY (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • MURRAY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Iona:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 38 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 56 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 57 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 60 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Central College (about 89 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 91 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

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Notable location: Iona Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Murray County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Iona and their reported violations in the past:

IONA (Address: 351 Parnell Street , Population served: 137, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-02-2011 to SEP-19-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-15-2011 to DEC-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2012)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.6%
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Iona compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Iona city (based on Murray County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.12%
Here: 84.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents35.2%30.2%11.5%7.1%15.9%
Congregations19.2%30.8%7.7%15.4%26.9%
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
Murray County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Murray County:

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Murray County:

27.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.1%
State:

13.0%
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

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($37.31)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $25,000 ($186.57)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($59.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($52.24)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($37.31)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($37.31)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($22.39)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($14.93)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($14.93)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($7.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($67.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,000 ($201.49)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($52.24)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($14.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($44.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $47,000 ($350.75)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($194.03)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.46)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $33,000 ($246.27)

4.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

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 Nobles County, MN  1.01% ($30,743 average AGI)
from Lyon County, MN  0.46% ($25,813)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.38% ($26,154)


5.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

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 Lyon County, MN  0.80% ($28,000 average AGI)
to Nobles County, MN  0.72% ($37,400)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($32,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Iona:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., 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.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Iona:

  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Iona:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • 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)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0YKZ, Licensee ID: L01187885
    Grant Date: 08/31/2006, Expiration Date: 08/31/2016, Certifier: Jean M Schumacher
    Registrant: Jean M Schumacher, Iona, MN 56141

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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