Iona, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 131 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -24.3%
Males: 64  (49.2%)
Females: 67  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

45.4 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56141, 56172.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,305 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Iona:

$52,305
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,355 (it was $14,746 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $56,193 (it was $29,300 in 2000)
Iona:

$56,193
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $74,081; detached houses: $74,186

Median gross rent in 2019: $649.

March 2019 cost of living index in Iona: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 1.6%
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  • Races in Iona, MN (2019)
    • 12696.9%White alone
    • 32.3%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (64.3%), Dutch (19.6%), Irish (5.4%), Norwegian (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1630 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 166 people per square mile   (very low).

Iona, Minnesota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $604 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $580 (1.4%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Iona, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Iona, MN in 2019

Iona satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+10.2%).
Most common industries in Iona, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Food (10.5%)
  • Truck transportation (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.6%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.1%)
  • Truck transportation (21.1%)
  • Food (10.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.3%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Printing & related support activities (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Food (10.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.5%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Social assistance (10.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.9%)
Most common occupations in Iona, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.6%)
  • Construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (26.3%)
  • Construction laborers (13.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Food processing workers (7.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (13.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5.3%)

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 141% greater 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 Iona 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 the city 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, 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 Iona 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 (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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)
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

For population 15 years and over in Iona:

Marital status in Iona, MN
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Iona:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Iona, MN (based on Murray County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,19016
Catholic2,3305
Evangelical Protestant1,1665
None2,039-
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: 3
Murray County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Murray County:

27.3%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Murray County:

10.1%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.4%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

52.7%
State:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.2%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Iona:

13.7%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

38.9%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Iona:

57.5%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.2%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Iona, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Iona government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $39,000 ($297.71)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($297.71)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($145.04)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($129.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($83.97)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($38.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($30.53)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($15.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($213.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $12,000 ($91.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($38.17)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($30.53)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($7.63)

Iona government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $35,000 ($267.18)
    Other: $7,000 ($53.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($53.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($274.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $36,000 ($274.81)
    Other: $6,000 ($45.80)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($343.51)
    Other License: $1,000 ($7.63)

Iona government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $657,000 ($5015.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $642,000 ($4900.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000 ($114.50)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.6mTotal length
  • 933Total average daily traffic
  • 55Total average daily truck traffic
  • 963Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • FARM, Lat: 43.892250 Lon: -95.779944, Call Sign: WQYD305,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.875 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2016, Expiration Date: 08/23/2026, Certifier: David Kremer, Registrant: M & H Communications, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0YKZ, Licensee ID: L01187885, Grant Date: 08/31/2006, Expiration Date: 08/31/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2018, Certifier: Jean M Schumacher, Registrant: Jean M Schumacher, Iona, MN 56141

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4472F, N4472F, N-4472F, Serial Number: 28-7715034, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 07/11/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Brian F Kremer, 1420 31st St, Iona, MN 56141, Other Owners: Katie M Kremer

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Iona, MN
  • 77.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Iona, MN
  • 81.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Iona compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 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.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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