Kalona, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 2,544 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.9%
 
Males: 1,177  (46.3%)
Females: 1,367  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

43.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52247.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,083 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Kalona:

$50,083
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,258 (it was $22,474 in 2000)

Kalona city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $166,716 (it was $91,800 in 2000)
Kalona:

$166,716
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $164,258; detached houses: $174,395; townhouses or other attached units: $172,708; in 2-unit structures: $132,694; mobile homes: $6,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $667.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kalona: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.4%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Kalona, IA (2010)
    • 2,27996.4%White alone
    • 482.0%Hispanic
    • 160.7%Two or more races
    • 90.4%Black alone
    • 70.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Kalona, Iowa as of November 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kalona is 625 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (43.2%), American (12.2%), Irish (5.4%), English (4.7%), Swedish (2.3%), European (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/22/1890

Elevation: 662 feet

Land area: 2.05 square miles.

Population density: 1,243 people per square mile   (low).

Kalona, Iowa map

25 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,696 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,039 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (15.0 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (161.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (209.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Frytown, IA (2.5 miles),
Riverside, IA (2.6 miles ),
Wellman, IA (2.6 miles ),
Hills, IA (3.2 miles ),
West Chester, IA (3.4 miles),
Washington, IA (3.6 miles ),
University Heights, IA (3.7 miles ),
Lone Tree, IA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.49 N, Longitude: 91.71 W

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Kalona, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kalona, IA in 2017
Kalona satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $207,800
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $137,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Kalona, IA residents
Average permit cost in Kalona, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +331 (+16.9%).
Most common industries in Kalona, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (21.7%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Food (2.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (2.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.3%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (33.7%)
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Kalona, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Carpenters (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)

Average climate in Kalona, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kalona, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.87
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Kalona-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Kalona city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 tornado 30.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kalona-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 291.6 miles away from Kalona 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 273.4 miles away from Kalona center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.4 miles away from Kalona center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 319.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 320.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 291.8 miles away from Kalona center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kalona topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Kalona:

  • REM IOWA-KALONA (507 THIRD STREET)
  • PLEASANTVIEW HOME (811 THIRD STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Kalona:

  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF JOHNSON COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • WASHINGTON CO. PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • UNITED PRESBYTERIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • HALCYON HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL AND CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS - WASHINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)

College/University in Kalona:

  • Shiloh University (Full-time enrollment: 19; Location: 100 Shiloh DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.shilohuniversity.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kalona:

  • University of Iowa (about 15 miles; Iowa City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 30 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 48 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 55 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 59 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 59 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 60 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

Private high schools in Kalona:

Public elementary/middle schools in Kalona:

See full list of schools located in Kalona

Library in Kalona:

  • KALONA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $155,764; Location: 510 C AVE; 19,019 books; 1,365 audio materials; 1,295 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kalona: Kalona Historical Village (A), Kalona Public Library (B), Kalona City Community Center (C), Kalona City Hall (D), Kalona Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kalona include: Grace Fellowship Church (A), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (B), Methodist Church (C), Kalona Mennonite Church (D), Kalona Christian Fellowship (E), Sunnyside Mennonite Church (F), United Christian and Baptist Church (G), Full Gospel Revival Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Kalona: Kalona City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Mennonite Museum & Archives (715 D Avenue), Kalona Kritters (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 401 5th Street), Rainbow Balloonport (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2738 500th Street Southwest), Kalona Historical Society Tours (Tours & Charters; 2074 Highway 22).

Hotels: Pull'r Inn Motel (110 E Avenue), Motel-Pull'R Inn (110 E Avenue).

Washington 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 Kalona and their reported violations in the past:

TWIN COUNTIES DAIRY, LLC (Address: 2206 540TH ST SW , Population served: 262, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2009 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-09-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-09-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
UPPER DEER CREEK CHURCH (Address: 4995 WATERWAY LANE SW , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-21-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-17-2007 to MAY-17-2007)
FRYTOWN WATER COOP (Address: 4995 WATERWAY LN SW , Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-24-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SYLVIA ROPP HOME (Address: 1024 IVY AVE , Population served: 47, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
LACINA MEADOWS RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION (Address: 4995 WATERWAY LN , Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-14-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-14-2007), St BCA signed (3 times from NOV-14-2007 to OCT-13-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-13-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-14-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-14-2007), St BCA signed (3 times from NOV-14-2007 to OCT-13-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-13-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-13-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-21-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (2 times from NOV-14-2007 to OCT-13-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (2 times from NOV-14-2007 to OCT-13-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-21-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (2 times from NOV-14-2007 to OCT-13-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (2 times from NOV-14-2007 to OCT-13-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2012)
  • 19 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
STRINGTOWN GROCERY (Address: 2300 540TH ST , Population served: 39, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
LOWER DEER CREEK MENNONITE CHURCH (Address: 1408 540TH ST SW , Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2013)

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

  • KALONA WATER DEPT (Population served: 2,363, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WINDMILL RIDGE CAMPGROUND (Address: 1321 LOCUST , Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.4%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
96 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Kalona (2011 data):

  • Freedom Security Bank: Kalona Branch at 402 B Avenue, branch established on 1999/09/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $83.3 mil, Deposits: $68.7 mil, headquarters in Coralville, IA, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • Hills Bank and Trust Company: Kalona Branch at 120 Fifth Street, branch established on 1996/09/19. Info updated 2012/02/07: Bank assets: $2,018.3 mil, Deposits: $1,528.4 mil, headquarters in Hills, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Hills Bancorporation

For population 15 years and over in Kalona:

Marital status in Kalona, IA
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Kalona:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kalona
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Kalona (Kalona, Iowa Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Kalona, IA (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,17020
Evangelical Protestant4,15030
Catholic3,9564
Other1893
None9,239-
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
This county:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washington County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Washington County:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

13.4%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.1%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

39.0%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kalona:

22.8%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.7%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kalona:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kalona:

33.5%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Kalona:

49.5%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Kalona:

73.7%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kalona, 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 4$13,292$39,87612$934
Streets and Highways 3$7,303$29,2120$0
Local Libraries 3$6,054$24,21610$6,338
Water Supply 1$4,218$50,6160$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,842$46,1044$1,357
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 12$34,709$34,70926$8,629

Kalona government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $506,000 ($198.90)
    General - Other: $211,000 ($82.94)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $458,000 ($180.03)
    General - Other: $294,000 ($115.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $262,000 ($102.99)
    Water Utilities: $233,000 ($91.59)
    Libraries: $208,000 ($81.76)
    Sewerage: $165,000 ($64.86)
    Police Protection: $134,000 ($52.67)
    Central Staff Services: $64,000 ($25.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($19.65)
    General Public Buildings: $46,000 ($18.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000 ($8.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($4.72)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($2.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($0.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000 ($45.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $525,000 ($206.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($9.04)

Kalona government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $359,000 ($141.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($31.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($22.01)
    Other: $26,000 ($10.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $9,000 ($3.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $263,000 ($103.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $171,000 ($67.22)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($7.47)
    Rents: $15,000 ($5.90)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $343,000 ($134.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $447,000 ($175.71)
    Highways: $224,000 ($88.05)
  • Tax - Property: $1,059,000 ($416.27)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $226,000 ($88.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,000 ($5.90)
    Other License: $11,000 ($4.32)

Kalona government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,853,000 ($1907.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,344,000 ($1707.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $509,000 ($200.08)

Kalona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,577,000 ($1012.97)

5.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, IA  1.83% ($50,481 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.39% ($40,735)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.32% ($45,250)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, IA  1.70% ($45,874 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.52% ($40,478)
to Henry County, IA  0.45% ($39,475)
Businesses in Kalona, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Ashley Furniture1Subway1
Curves1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kalona:

  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KCII (1380 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kalona:

  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • K295AC (106.9 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Kalona:

  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • K64DG (Channel 64; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: R B SHELDAHL)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K13MN (Channel 13; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
Kalona fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Kalona fatal accident list:

Aug 6, 2012 10:08 AM, 9th St., C Ave, Lat: 41.483836, Lon: -91.701067, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 5, 1991 05:55 PM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.1mTotal length
  • 24,183Total average daily traffic
  • 1,909Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,183Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kalona, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kalona, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kalona)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi E Of Hwy 1 On Hwy 22 & 1/8 Mi S (Lat: 41.483639 Lon: -91.687667), Structure height: 55 m, Call Sign: WNFV260, Licensee ID: L00007964,
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.837 MHz, 862.837 MHz, 863.837 MHz, 864.837 MHz, 865.837 MHz, Grant Date: 12/30/2000, Expiration Date: 03/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/15/2002, Registrant: Racom Corporation, Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (800) 722-6643

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Jct Wash Co F62 & Ia 1 W 2 1/2 Mi (Lat: 41.540833 Lon: -91.807389), Call Sign: WRS420, Licensee ID: L00079628,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHz, Grant Date: 02/03/2005, Expiration Date: 12/20/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2015, Registrant: Mike Brenneman, 1690 540th St Sw, Kalona, IA 52247, Phone: (319) 656-2993
  • 510 B Ave (Lat: 41.485028 Lon: -91.706556), Call Sign: KWX834, Licensee ID: L00105047,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, 151.985 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/1999, Expiration Date: 05/12/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/20/2002, Registrant: Kalona Cooperative Telephone Co, 510 B Ave, Kalona, IA 52447-1208
  • 1955 500th St Sw (Lat: 41.567250 Lon: -91.736278), Call Sign: WQNB821,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.012 MHz, 469.012 MHz, Grant Date: 12/07/2010, Expiration Date: 12/07/2020, Certifier: Sean Flackhart, Registrant: Business Radio Sales & Service Inc., 1418 5th Street, Coralvillec, IA 52241, Phone: (319) 354-2204, Fax: (319) 351-2938, Email:
  • 2176 Angle Rd. (Lat: 41.581944 Lon: -91.716611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQPY622,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.800 MHz, Grant Date: 09/20/2012, Expiration Date: 09/20/2022, Certifier: Gary Albrecht, Registrant: Racom Corporation, 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:
  • 126 B Ave (Lat: 41.483028 Lon: -91.711778), Call Sign: WRAW308,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.900 MHz, 160.050 MHz, 160.110 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2018, Expiration Date: 03/22/2028, Certifier: Nevin Bontrager, Registrant: Business Radio Sales & Service Inc., 1418 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52247, Phone: (319) 354-2204, Fax: (319) 351-2938, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • HWY 1, 2176 Angle Road Sw (Lat: 41.583000 Lon: -91.715083), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 92.9 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WPSP595,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 07/05/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Kalona, IA, Lat: 41.478611 Lon: -91.704167, Call Sign: WPTL745,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.331 MHz, 956.331 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2011, Expiration Date: 10/29/2021, Certifier: Doug Morgan, Registrant: City Of Kalona, 511 C Avenue, Kalona, IA 52247-1213, Phone: (319) 656-2310, Email:
  • KALONA, 1355 Locust Avenue (Lat: 41.457528 Lon: -91.717806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WPWX236,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2013, Expiration Date: 02/03/2023, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • KalonaSE, Lat: 41.487944 Lon: -91.681917, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQKF909,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 05/05/2019, Certifier: Gary W Davis, Registrant: Cloudburst9 LLC, 413 N Calhoun St, West Liberty, IA 52776, Phone: (319) 627-2145, Fax: (319) 627-2187, Email:
  • STUTZMAN, 2176 Angle Rd. (Lat: 41.581778 Lon: -91.716694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQKU653,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2009, Expiration Date: 09/18/2019, Certifier: Dave C Wilson, Registrant: Racom Corp., 201 West State Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:
  • Stuzman, 2176 Angle Rd. (Lat: 41.581944 Lon: -91.716611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQZY559,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2017, Expiration Date: 09/07/2027, Certifier: Josh Humphrey, Registrant: Racom, 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 510 B Avenue (Lat: 41.485000 Lon: -91.706556), Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNKC965, Licensee ID: L00105047,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.475 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/1999, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2008, Registrant: Kalona Cooperative Telephone Co., 510 B Avenue, Kalona, IA 52247-1208

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kalona)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Kalona)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 28. The highest number of fires - 44 took place in 2014, and the least - 1 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Kalona, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.6%), and Structure Fires (41.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kalona, IA
    • 22046.6%Outside Fires
    • 19841.9%Structure Fires
    • 459.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 91.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kalona, IA
Most common first names in Kalona, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4982.2 years
John2881.6 years
Anna2185.6 years
Katie1684.4 years
Emma1488.3 years
Lydia1388.5 years
Robert1376.6 years
George1287.0 years
Edna1285.2 years
Raymond1280.8 years
Most common last names in Kalona, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller9881.9 years
Yoder9581.1 years
Gingerich5282.8 years
Brenneman3084.1 years
Swartzendrub3083.4 years
Bender2581.8 years
Hochstedler1877.9 years
Marner1884.0 years
Hershberger1582.2 years
Bontrager1578.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kalona, IA
  • 78.2%Utility gas
  • 14.8%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kalona, IA
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 48.6%Utility gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used


Kalona compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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