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Hamilton County

Population in 2012: 1,197 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 

Males: 594  (49.6%)
Females: 603  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 50130.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $43,050 (it was $42,614 in 2000)
Jewell Junction:

$43,050
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $25,811

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $104,376 (it was $82,700 in 2000)
Jewell Junction:

$104,376
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,332; Detached houses: $111,393; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $84,889; Mobile homes: $41,139

Median gross rent in 2011: $661.

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  • White alone - 1,137 (93.6%)
  • Hispanic - 53 (4.4%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jewell Junction: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.0%), Norwegian (18.9%), Irish (11.5%), English (6.2%), United States (4.7%), Dutch (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/22/1880

Land area: 3.88 square miles.

Population density: 309 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Jewell Junction:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jewell Junction city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,452 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,183 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (19.4 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (142.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (307.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ellsworth, IA (1.8 miles ), Randall, IA (2.3 miles) , Kamrar, IA (2.7 miles ), Stanhope, IA (2.8 miles ), Story City, IA (3.0 miles ), Radcliffe, IA (3.3 miles ), Blairsburg, IA (3.4 miles ), Roland, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $181,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 93.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +114 (+10.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Jewell Junction-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 225% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Jewell Junction city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Jewell Junction:

  • VAN DIEST MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; WEBSTER CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jewell Junction:

  • Iowa State University (about 20 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 32 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 39 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 49 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 63 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 68 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Buena Vista University (about 84 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)

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Notable locations in Jewell Junction: Jewell (A), Central Iowa Cooperative Elevator (B), Jewell Golf and Country Club (C), Montgomery Memorial Library (D), Jewell City Hall (E), Jewell Police Department (F), Jewel Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jewell Junction include: Good Shepherd Catholic Church (A), Victory Christian Fellowship (B), Bethesda Lutheran Church (C), Federated United Church of Christ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Goose Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Hamilton 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 2011: 7.4%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Jewell Junction, IA


12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Jewell Junction compared to Iowa state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Jewell Junction travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jewell Junction (based on Hamilton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.79%
Here70.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents28.3%19.7%17.9%8.0%5.2%
Congregations18.9%24.3%8.1%8.1%5.4%
NameLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents5.2%3.5%3.0%2.4%6.8%
Congregations2.7%2.7%2.7%2.7%24.3%
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
Hamilton County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Hamilton County:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,307$31,8420$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$354
Water Supply 1$2,845$34,1400$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,915$22,9800$0
Totals for Government 4$10,067$30,2011$354

Jewell Junction government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.84)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $101,000 ($84.38)
    Police Protection: $88,000 ($73.52)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($70.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $58,000 ($48.45)
    General - Other: $47,000 ($39.26)
    Financial Administration: $29,000 ($24.23)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($21.72)
    Libraries: $24,000 ($20.05)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($18.38)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($11.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($9.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($5.01)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($3.34)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($2.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($2.51)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($1.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($11.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $69,000 ($57.64)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($19.21)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($2.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $152,000 ($126.98)

Jewell Junction government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $55,000 ($45.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($23.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($1.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $84,000 ($70.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($15.04)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($5.01)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $128,000 ($106.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $99,000 ($82.71)
    General Support: $24,000 ($20.05)
  • Tax - Property: $238,000 ($198.83)
    Public Utilities: $16,000 ($13.37)
    NEC: $3,000 ($2.51)

Jewell Junction government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $250,000 ($208.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $230,000 ($192.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($16.71)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,000 ($2.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $936,000 ($781.95)

6.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,680 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
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 Story County, IA  0.87% ($33,963 average AGI)
from Webster County, IA  0.60% ($33,541)
from Wright County, IA  0.50% ($37,548)


6.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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 Story County, IA  1.01% ($34,857 average AGI)
to Webster County, IA  0.85% ($37,170)
to Polk County, IA  0.64% ($32,775)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jewell Junction:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASI (1430 AM; 1 kW; AMES, IA)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jewell Junction:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jewell Junction:

  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)


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  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
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