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Population in 2012: 303 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.4%
 

Males: 155  (51.4%)
Females: 148  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  47.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51543.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,238 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Kimballton:

$35,238
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,059

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,525 (it was $37,800 in 2000)
Kimballton:

$54,525
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,889; Detached houses: $58,889

Median gross rent in 2012: $459.

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  • White alone - 315 (97.8%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kimballton: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.0%), Danish (20.2%), Polish (8.4%), Irish (7.7%), English (6.5%), United States (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1290 feet

Land area: 0.76 square miles.

Population density: 399 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Kimballton:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kimballton city:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Kimballton, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kimballton to the number of sex offenders is 303 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $391 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $660 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (48.4 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (54.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (381.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elk Horn, IA (1.6 miles ), Brayton, IA (3.1 miles) , Audubon, IA (3.1 miles ), Exira, IA (3.2 miles ), Kirkman, IA (3.5 miles) , Marne, IA (3.5 miles) , Walnut, IA (3.6 miles ), Harlan, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 41.63 N, Longitude: 95.07 W

Area code: 712

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +53 (+18.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Kimballton-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 186% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Kimballton city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kimballton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 73.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from Kimballton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Audubon County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Kimballton:

  • SALEM LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ELK HORN, IA)
  • AUDUBON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; AUDUBON, IA)
  • FRIENDSHIP HOME ASSOCIATION (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; AUDUBON, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Kimballton, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kimballton:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 45 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,574)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 51 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)
  • Creighton University (about 52 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 53 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Bellevue University (about 55 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 55 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • Buena Vista University (about 71 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)

Library in Kimballton:

  • KIMBALLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,750; Location: 118 N MAIN; 8,580 books; 63 audio materials; 13 state licensed databases; 36 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Kimballton: Kimballton Library (A), General Store Museum (B), Kimballton Town Hall (C), Kimballton City Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Kimballton: Immanuel Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Kimballton: Little Mermaid Statue (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Audubon 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 2012: 11.2%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kimballton, IA

Kimballton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Kimballton (2011 data):

  • Landmands Bank: Main Street Branch at 100 N Main Street, branch established on 1980/10/01. Info updated 2009/06/09: Bank assets: $61.7 mil, Deposits: $54.7 mil, headquarters in Audubon, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Viking Corporation, The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kimballton travel time to work - commute


Kimballton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Kimballton city (based on Audubon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.94%
Here82.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents43.1%15.1%14.4%7.9%5.7%
Congregations30.4%13.0%8.7%8.7%4.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents4.7%2.2%2.2%1.7%3.1%
Congregations4.3%4.3%4.3%4.3%17.4%
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: 2
Here:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Audubon County:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.0%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
State:

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

12.9%
Iowa:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$679
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$989
Sewerage 0$0 1$270
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,199
Electric Power 2$2,637$15,8220$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$575
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$64
Totals for Government 2$2,637$15,8227$3,776

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $119,000 ($392.74)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($115.51)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($102.31)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($99.01)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($89.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($59.41)
    Libraries: $16,000 ($52.81)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($23.10)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($16.50)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($13.20)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($6.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $63,000 ($207.92)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($69.31)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($16.50)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($66.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($23.10)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($6.60)
    Rents: $2,000 ($6.60)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $150,000 ($495.05)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($105.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($89.11)
    All Other: $6,000 ($19.80)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($75.91)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.30)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $201,000 ($663.37)

5.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
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 Cass County, IA  0.66% ($20,688 average AGI)
from Carroll County, IA  0.41% ($23,500)
from Polk County, IA  0.41% ($26,300)


6.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
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 Cass County, IA  0.98% ($24,583 average AGI)
to Carroll County, IA  0.90% ($25,818)
to Polk County, IA  0.86% ($24,762)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kimballton:

  • 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.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kimballton:

  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)
  • KSWI (95.7 FM; ATLANTIC, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Kimballton:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

Kimballton fatal accident list:

Apr 29, 1992 07:15 AM, 44, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Bruce Heyne, 1469 Hwy 44 (Lat: 41.643250 Lon: -95.002333), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE, MCGA3B1REG
  • Bruce A Heyne, 1469 Hwy 44 (Lat: 41.643250 Lon: -95.002333), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE, MCGA3B1REG
  • Bruce Heyne, 1469 Hwy 44 (Lat: 41.643250 Lon: -95.002333), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE, MC: GA3B1REG

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2144W , Serial Number: 28-7916331, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth Lee Hansen, 2409 Highway 44, Kimballton, IA 51543


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Kimballton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna1082.4 years
Hans780.8 years
Carl477.5 years
Arthur467.7 years
George471.5 years
Harry379.7 years
Edward368.0 years
Alfred376.0 years
Elmer381.7 years
Donald368.7 years
Most common last names in Kimballton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Christensen1882.6 years
Petersen1881.2 years
Jensen1674.8 years
Hansen1478.2 years
Nielsen1287.6 years
Andersen971.8 years
Christoffers878.4 years
Larsen869.1 years
Mortensen884.6 years
Jorgensen776.0 years

Kimballton on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations:"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #1 (51543) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries"
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