Jewell Junction, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 1,177 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 
Males: 569  (48.4%)
Females: 608  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50130.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,982 (it was $42,614 in 2000)
Jewell Junction:

$55,982
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,586 (it was $18,780 in 2000)

Jewell Junction city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $111,280 (it was $82,700 in 2000)
Jewell Junction:

$111,280
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $110,070; Detached houses: $109,774; Townhouses or other attached units: $130,047; In 2-unit structures: $104,293; Mobile homes: $79,316

Median gross rent in 2013: $715.

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  • Races in Jewell Junction, IA (2010)

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    • 1,13793.6%White alone
    • 534.4%Hispanic
    • 141.2%Asian alone
    • 70.6%Two or more races
    • 40.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jewell Junction: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.6%), Norwegian (18.4%), Irish (10.9%), English (4.8%), Swedish (4.4%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/22/1880

Land area: 3.88 square miles.

Population density: 304 people per square mile   (very low).

Jewell Junction,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Jewell Junction:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jewell Junction city:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

17 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,889 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,018 (0.9%)

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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
  • 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
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $274,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 93.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Jewell Junction household income distribution Jewell Junction home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +114 (+10.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Jewell Junction, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jewell Junction-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 119% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Jewell Junction-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 261.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 403.6 miles away from Jewell Junction center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 386.7 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 319.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 251.0 miles away from Jewell Junction 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 269.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Jewell Junction:

  • STORY CITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; STORY CITY, IA)
  • BETHANY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; STORY CITY, IA)
  • CRESTVIEW NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WEBSTER CITY, IA)
  • SOUTHFIELD WELLNESS COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WEBSTER CITY, IA)
  • HAMILTON COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; WEBSTER CITY, IA)
  • STRATFORD NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; STRATFORD, IA)

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

  • Iowa State University (about 20 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 32 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 42 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 49 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 63 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 65 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 68 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

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Public elementary/middle school in Jewell Junction:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 47.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.7%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.0% 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
12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Jewell Junction, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Iowa average:

10.3

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Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,42217
Evangelical Protestant2,93915
Catholic1,4332
Other21
None5,877-
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
Hamilton County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

28.3%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.6%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

55.6%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jewell Junction:

18.8%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.3%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jewell Junction:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.6%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

63.6%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jewell Junction, IA Residents
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 ($0.85)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $101,000 ($85.81)
    Police Protection: $88,000 ($74.77)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($71.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $58,000 ($49.28)
    General - Other: $47,000 ($39.93)
    Financial Administration: $29,000 ($24.64)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($22.09)
    Libraries: $24,000 ($20.39)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($18.69)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($11.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($9.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($5.10)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($3.40)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($2.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($2.55)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($1.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($11.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $69,000 ($58.62)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($19.54)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($2.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $152,000 ($129.14)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $55,000 ($46.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($23.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($1.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $84,000 ($71.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($15.29)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($5.10)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $128,000 ($108.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $99,000 ($84.11)
    General Support: $24,000 ($20.39)
  • Tax - Property: $238,000 ($202.21)
    Public Utilities: $16,000 ($13.59)
    NEC: $3,000 ($2.55)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $250,000 ($212.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $230,000 ($195.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($16.99)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,000 ($2.55)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $936,000 ($795.24)

5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
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 Story County, IA  0.77% ($32,872 average AGI)
from Webster County, IA  0.62% ($28,684)
from Wright County, IA  0.39% ($24,667)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
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 Story County, IA  0.86% ($35,189 average AGI)
to Webster County, IA  0.68% ($24,095)
to Polk County, IA  0.52% ($43,719)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • 5,560Total average daily traffic
  • 503Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,727Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Jewell Junction compared to Iowa state average:

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