Knierim, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 60 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.3%
 
Males: 35  (59.7%)
Females: 25  (40.3%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50563, 50586.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,671 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Knierim:

$47,671
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,654 (it was $20,280 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $65,685 (it was $19,500 in 2000)
Knierim:

$65,685
IA:

$142,300
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    • 5795.0%White alone
    • 35.0%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Knierim: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (55.8%), Irish (7.7%), Scandinavian (7.7%), Italian (3.8%), Norwegian (1.9%), Swiss (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/13/1901

Elevation: 1175 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 60 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Knierim:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Knierim city:

  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.1%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Knierim city:  1.0% ($199)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)

Knierim satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (51.6 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (115.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (350.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Somers, IA (2.3 miles) , Barnum, IA (2.4 miles) , Manson, IA (2.6 miles ), Rinard, IA (2.9 miles) , Moorland, IA (2.9 miles) , Twin Lakes, IA (3.0 miles ), Rockwell City, IA (3.1 miles ), Callender, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $75,000

Latitude: 42.46 N, Longitude: 94.46 W

Area code: 515

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

3.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-1.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (38%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (46%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (56%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Knierim, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Knierim-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the Knierim city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 tornado 7.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Knierim-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% 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 235.8 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 277.2 miles away from Knierim 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 227.0 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 442.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 240.6 miles away from Knierim center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 138.1 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 Calhoun County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Knierim:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MANSON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MANSON, IA)
  • SUNNY KNOLL CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROCKWELL CITY, IA)
  • CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ROCKWELL CITY, IA)
  • POMEROY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; POMEROY, IA)
  • FRIENDSHIP HAVEN, INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • TRINITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF FORT DODGE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Knierim:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 14 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 41 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa State University (about 51 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 68 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 69 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Drake University (about 72 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 83 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

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Notable locations in Knierim: Knierim (A), Knierim Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.9%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Knierim city (based on Calhoun County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,08119
Evangelical Protestant1,62510
Catholic1,5685
Other3082
None1,088-
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
Calhoun County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Calhoun County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Calhoun County:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

29.1%
Iowa:

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

12.6%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$19
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$606
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$85
Water Supply 0$0 1$187
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$17
Totals for Government 0$0 12$914

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($116.67)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($116.67)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($66.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($66.67)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($66.67)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($50.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($50.00)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($50.00)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($16.67)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($150.00)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($83.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($133.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($50.00)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($33.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($100.00)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($250.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($100.00)
    General Support: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($433.33)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($16.67)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($1100.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($1050.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($50.00)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000 ($100.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $149,000 ($2483.33)

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
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 Webster County, IA  1.28% ($48,765 average AGI)
from Sac County, IA  0.33% ($18,385)
from Carroll County, IA  0.30% ($25,500)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
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 Webster County, IA  1.17% ($34,979 average AGI)
to Sac County, IA  0.42% ($40,647)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.37% ($54,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Knierim:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Knierim:

  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Knierim:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 200Total average daily traffic
  • 28Total average daily truck traffic
  • 296Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Drinking water stations with addresses in Knierim and their reported violations in the past:

KNIERIM WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUL-21-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-25-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUL-31-2006 to JUL-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2007)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)

Knierim compared to Iowa state average:

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