La Motte, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 257 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 128  (50.0%)
Females: 129  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52054.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,996 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
La Motte:

$56,996
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,832 (it was $19,794 in 2000)

La Motte city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,629 (it was $69,500 in 2000)
La Motte:

$100,629
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $105,192; Detached houses: $105,192
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  • White alone - 250 (96.2%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (3.8%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Motte: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.3%), Irish (18.8%), United States (5.7%), French (5.0%), Polish (5.0%), English (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 915 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 550 people per square mile   (low).

La Motte,IA real estate house value index trend

La Motte, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in La Motte:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Motte city:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in La Motte, Iowa as of March 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in La Motte to the number of sex offenders is 258 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,063 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,175 (1.2%)

La Motte satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (14.9 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (82.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (154.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Zwingle, IA (1.8 miles) , St. Donatus, IA (2.5 miles) , Andrew, IA (3.1 miles ), Bellevue, IA (3.2 miles ), Bernard, IA (3.3 miles) , Springbrook, IA (3.4 miles) , Galena, IL (3.6 miles ), Menominee, IL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $391,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 90.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

La Motte household income distribution La Motte home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+4.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)

Work and jobs in La Motte: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in La Motte, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

La Motte-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.6 miles away from the La Motte city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Motte-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 302.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 105.8 miles away from La Motte 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 280.0 miles away from the city 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 333.6 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 301.8 miles away from La Motte center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 288.6 miles away from the city 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 Jackson County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Motte topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near La Motte:

  • MILL VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BELLEVUE, IA)
  • GALENA STAUSS HOSPITAL SNU (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GALENA, IL)
  • GALENA STAUSS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GALENA, IL)
  • CARRIAGE HILL COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • MERCY HOME CARE/DUBUQUE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DUBUQUE Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • UNITYPOINT HEALTH FINLEY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Motte:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 32 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Ashford University (about 38 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 52 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 53 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 54 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 56 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Black Hawk College (about 58 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

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Notable location: La Motte Fire and Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in La Motte: Holy Rosary Parish (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Holy Rosary Cemetery (1), East Hill Catholic Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jackson 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: 10.7%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 41.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

La Motte compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

La Motte travel time to work - commute La Motte mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for La Motte city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.39%
Here: 73.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents58.5%26.7%6.2%2.7%2.5%
Congregations29.4%23.5%14.7%5.9%8.8%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchOld Order AmishFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents1.5%0.5%0.5%0.4%0.4%
Congregations2.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%5.9%
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: 6
Jackson County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Jackson County:

7.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

11.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.0%
Iowa:

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

14.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$1,901
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$383
Sewerage 0$0 2$498
Water Supply 0$0 4$574
Totals for Government 0$0 22$3,356

La Motte government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $28,000 ($108.95)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($93.39)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($77.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($66.15)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($31.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($31.13)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($19.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($15.56)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($7.78)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($3.89)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($3.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($7.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($73.93)

La Motte government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($77.82)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($46.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($11.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($93.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($105.06)
    General Support: $4,000 ($15.56)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.89)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($175.10)
    Total General Sales: $15,000 ($58.37)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.89)

La Motte government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $44,000 ($171.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $32,000 ($124.51)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,000 ($46.69)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $224,000 ($871.60)

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
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 Clinton County, IA  0.85% ($46,074 average AGI)
from Dubuque County, IA  0.84% ($36,672)
from Scott County, IA  0.26% ($42,857)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Clinton County, IA  1.07% ($33,872 average AGI)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.80% ($49,922)
to Scott County, IA  0.35% ($32,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Motte:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Motte:

  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KMAQ-FM (95.1 FM; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Motte:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in La Motte, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary981.6 years
Joseph682.5 years
John684.6 years
Josephine686.5 years
William579.0 years
Albert481.5 years
Frank473.3 years
Leroy475.5 years
Raymond472.7 years
Donald365.3 years
Most common last names in La Motte, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Herrig1380.4 years
Nemmers970.1 years
Koos776.6 years
Till776.7 years
Manders569.2 years
Huss483.2 years
Bechen485.5 years
Flammang474.5 years
Haxmeier367.0 years
Kies381.7 years

La Motte on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other financial specialists"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal support workers"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Computer and electronic products"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #5 (52054) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries"
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