Irwin, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 334 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.2%
 
Males: 167  (50.0%)
Females: 167  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  50.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51446.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,941 (it was $30,417 in 2000)
Irwin:

$39,941
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,848 (it was $15,429 in 2000)

Irwin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $65,364 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Irwin:

$65,364
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $148,368; Detached houses: $148,268; Townhouses or other attached units: $138,324; In 2-unit structures: $108,293; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $82,308; Mobile homes: $150,134

Median gross rent in 2016: $492.

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  • Races in Irwin, IA (2010)

    Irwin races chart
    • 33598.2%White alone
    • 41.2%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Irwin: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (51.2%), Danish (9.8%), American (6.7%), Irish (6.1%), Norwegian (4.9%), European (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/20/1892

Elevation: 1264 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 561 people per square mile   (low).

Irwin,IA real estate house value index trend

Irwin, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Irwin:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Irwin city:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Iowa:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $725 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $870 (1.3%)

Irwin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (50.3 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (55.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (388.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kirkman, IA (2.3 miles) , Manilla, IA (2.6 miles ), Defiance, IA (2.7 miles ), Aspinwall, IA (3.0 miles) , Westphalia, IA (3.3 miles) , Earling, IA (3.3 miles ), Manning, IA (3.3 miles ), Harlan, IA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $80,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.79 N, Longitude: 95.21 W

Area code: 712

Irwin household income distribution Irwin home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-5.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Irwin, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Irwin-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.3 miles away from the Irwin city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Irwin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 200.5 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 270.6 miles away from Irwin center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 271.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.7 miles away from Irwin center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Irwin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Irwin:

  • MANILLA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MANILLA, IA)
  • MANNING REGIONAL HEALTHCARE CE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MANNING, IA)
  • ELM CREST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • HARLAN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • MYRTUE MED CTR HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • AUDUBON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; AUDUBON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Irwin:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 48 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 52 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 53 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 55 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 56 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Bellevue University (about 58 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Buena Vista University (about 59 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Public elementary/middle school in Irwin:

  • IRWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 100 EVA STREET, Grades: PK-3)

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Notable locations in Irwin: Farmers Elevator of Irwin (A), Irwin Volunteer Fire and Rescue (B), Irwin Town Hall (C), Cen + Ten Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Irwin include: Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (A), Church of Christ (B), United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Elk Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shelby 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 2016: 18.0%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Banks with branches in Irwin (2011 data):

  • The Shelby County State Bank: Irwin Branch at 512 Ann Street, branch established on 1911/09/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $224.6 mil, Deposits: $201.5 mil, headquarters in Harlan, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Irwin city (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4646
Evangelical Protestant3,34417
Mainline Protestant2,03311
Other1901
None3,136-
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: 4
Shelby County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

16.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Irwin:

54.8%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Irwin:

52.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Irwin:

21.5%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.8%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Irwin:

57.6%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Irwin:

76.4%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Irwin, IA Residents
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 9$1,549
Streets and Highways 1$2,500$30,0000$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$180
Totals for Government 1$2,500$30,00010$1,729

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($152.69)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($110.78)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($104.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($74.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($32.93)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($29.94)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($14.97)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($11.98)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($5.99)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($5.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.99)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($2.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($20.96)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($83.83)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($62.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($56.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($17.96)
    Rents: $3,000 ($8.98)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($5.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($98.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($89.82)
    General Support: $9,000 ($26.95)
  • Tax - Property: $52,000 ($155.69)
    Total General Sales: $23,000 ($68.86)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.99)

Irwin government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $110,000 ($329.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $110,000 ($329.34)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $153,000 ($458.08)

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
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 Pottawattamie County, IA  1.03% ($34,080 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.31% ($26,000)
from Douglas County, NE  0.31% ($34,333)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
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 Pottawattamie County, IA  1.12% ($29,582 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.65% ($26,719)
to Crawford County, IA  0.39% ($39,895)

Strongest AM radio stations in Irwin:

  • 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.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Irwin:

  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Irwin:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 470Total average daily traffic
  • 94Total average daily truck traffic
  • 632Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 3 Mi E 1 S 1 1/4 E (Lat: 41.774167 Lon: -95.125278), Call Sign: KNFF735, Licensee ID: L00471576
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2002, Expiration Date: 03/20/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2012Registrant: Jim Justice, 1839 Wildwood Rd, Irwin, IA 51446-7550, Phone: (712) 782-3548
  • Lat: 41.788333 Lon: -95.266111, Call Sign: WQJR981
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.622 MHzGrant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: Richard M KeaneRegistrant: Bonsall Tv Inc., 618 Iowa Ave, Dunlap, IA 51529, Phone: (712) 643-5922, Fax: (712) 643-2186, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0PEM, Licensee ID: L00124546, Grant Date: 07/16/2014, Expiration Date: 10/06/2024, Registrant: Richard D Straw, 210 River Street Apt 4w, Irwin, IA 51446

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9294W , Serial Number: 28-10971, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/10/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Brian L Borkowski, 1837 Rd F24, Irwin, IA 51446

Drinking water stations with addresses in Irwin that have no violations reported:

  • IRWIN MUNICIPAL SUPPLY (Population served: 341, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Most common first names in Irwin, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John876.2 years
Mary678.3 years
Carl574.8 years
Mildred580.8 years
Ray576.4 years
George475.3 years
Henry475.8 years
Edward376.0 years
Charles375.3 years
Clarence385.3 years
Most common last names in Irwin, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Axland881.2 years
Richards777.7 years
Larson677.3 years
Juhl674.7 years
Steenhusen578.8 years
Olson582.4 years
Nielsen587.0 years
Barratt577.2 years
Hanson568.6 years
Anderson485.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Irwin compared to Iowa state average:

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