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Population in 2012: 356 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 

Males: 171  (48.1%)
Females: 185  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  37.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50139.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,615 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Lacona:

$34,615
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,700

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,481 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Lacona:

$83,481
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,245; Detached houses: $83,122; Mobile homes: $67,193

Median gross rent in 2012: $569.

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  • White alone - 358 (99.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lacona: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (31.7%), Irish (21.4%), English (9.8%), United States (7.6%), Dutch (5.7%), French (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/25/1881

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 982 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lacona:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lacona city:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lacona, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lacona to the number of sex offenders is 356 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,237 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $967 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (30.4 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (136.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (298.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Milo, IA (2.7 miles ), Melcher-Dallas, IA (2.8 miles ), Williamson, IA (3.1 miles) , Lucas, IA (3.4 miles ), Sandyville, IA (3.5 miles) , Chariton, IA (3.6 miles ), Ackworth, IA (3.6 miles) , Pleasantville, IA (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $53,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $84,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $84,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 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: 41.19 N, Longitude: 93.38 W

Area code: 641

Lacona household income distribution Lacona home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Lacona-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Lacona city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lacona-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Warren County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dave Baker (baseball) - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Lacona:

  • LUCAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • RURAL HEALTH CARE ADVANTAGE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CHARITON, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Lacona, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lacona:

  • Drake University (about 32 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 41 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 53 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Iowa State University (about 60 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Truman State University (about 81 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 98 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 100 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)

Public elementary/middle school in Lacona:

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Library in Lacona:

  • LACONA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,617; Location: 107 E MAIN; 5,458 books; 143 audio materials; 680 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lacona: Lacona Fire and Rescue (A), Willis Log Cabin (B), Lacona Public Library (C), Lacona Community Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lacona include: Saint Paul Lutheran Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Lacona Bible Baptist Church (C), Lacona Christian Church (D), United Methodist Church (E), Saint Marys Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Warren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.3%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lacona, IA

Lacona compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Lacona (2011 data):

  • Peoples Savings Bank: Lacona Branch at 103 East Main Street, branch established on 1938/11/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $143.3 mil, Deposits: $122.1 mil, headquarters in Indianola, IA, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Central South Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lacona travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Lacona city (based on Warren County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.71%
Here41.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents28.2%23.1%8.7%6.2%5.6%
Congregations18.2%9.1%4.5%6.1%4.5%
NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaFriends (Quakers)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.2%3.8%3.1%12.5%
Congregations4.5%7.6%12.1%3.0%30.3%
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: 5
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Warren County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Warren County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Warren County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.6%
Iowa:

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

14.0%
State:

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$750
Streets and Highways 1$1,772$21,2640$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$400
Totals for Government 1$1,772$21,2643$1,150


8.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
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 Polk County, IA  3.84% ($47,092 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.26% ($26,857)
from Dallas County, IA  0.24% ($47,842)


7.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
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 Polk County, IA  4.20% ($36,603 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.32% ($54,922)
to Marion County, IA  0.27% ($32,558)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lacona:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lacona:

  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTM (88.9 FM; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: SIMPSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Lacona:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Lacona fatal accident list:

Jan 3, 1980 01:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Lori Dawson, 21131 G76 Hwy (Lat: 41.191667 Lon: -93.401722), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100
  • Lori Dawson, 21131 G76 Hwy (Lat: 41.191667 Lon: -93.401722), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Hwy 206 (Lat: 41.197778 Lon: -93.383278), Call Sign: KQQ360, Licensee ID: L00026078
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.460 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/1999, Expiration Date: 04/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2004
    Registrant: South Central Coop, 8 N Meyer Ave Box 97, Lacona, IA 50139
  • 525 No. Washington Ave. (Lat: 41.194861 Lon: -93.384028), Type: Tank, Structure height: 44.5 m, Overall height: 50.6 m, Call Sign: WPYG970
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2013, Expiration Date: 08/11/2023, Certifier: Mahala Cox
    Registrant: Warren County Emergency Management, 111 N. Buxton St. Rm 129, Indianola, IA 50125, Phone: (515) 961-1105, Fax: (515) 961-1136, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LACONA, 21131 G76 Hwy (Lat: 41.191667 Lon: -93.401722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQPH630
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/21/2012, Expiration Date: 05/21/2022, 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0WPV, Licensee ID: L01160205
    Grant Date: 06/07/2006, Expiration Date: 05/29/2016, Certifier: James F Schurman
    Registrant: James F Schurman, 182 Hwy G 76, Lacona, IA 50139
  • Call Sign: KD0JSG, Licensee ID: L01533146
    Grant Date: 12/17/2009, Expiration Date: 12/17/2019, Certifier: Harry E Debold
    Registrant: Harry E Debold, 2313 50th Place, Lacona, IA 50139


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Lacona, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1079.3 years
George979.3 years
Walter978.0 years
Mary683.0 years
Paul680.2 years
Clarence579.6 years
Robert570.6 years
William579.2 years
Edward481.7 years
Gladys484.3 years
Most common last names in Lacona, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dittmer1278.1 years
Schurman1171.6 years
Putz1077.7 years
Miller881.4 years
Schaefer863.6 years
Ripperger875.8 years
Clark677.2 years
Konrad679.0 years
Herold678.5 years
Butler583.4 years

Lacona on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Finance and insurance"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, business, and financial occupations:"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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