Ladora, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 283 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 155  (54.8%)
Females: 128  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 52251.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,998 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Ladora:

$43,998
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $35,807 (it was $15,888 in 2000)

Ladora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $60,044 (it was $35,200 in 2000)
Ladora:

$60,044
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $165,818; Detached houses: $170,258; Townhouses or other attached units: $186,958; In 2-unit structures: $110,162; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $220,033; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $98,779; Mobile homes: $42,445

Median gross rent in 2015: $389.

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  • Races in Ladora, IA (2010)

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    • 27195.8%White alone
    • 72.5%Black alone
    • 31.1%Hispanic
    • 20.7%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ladora: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), English (13.2%), Irish (7.5%), American (6.6%), Czech (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/27/1879

Elevation: 772 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 925 people per square mile   (low).

Ladora,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Ladora:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ladora city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Iowa:

4.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ladora, Iowa as of November 17, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Ladora to the number of sex offenders is 280 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $864 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $436 (0.9%)

Ladora satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (30.9 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (169.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (232.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Victor, IA (2.5 miles ), Marengo, IA (2.6 miles ), Hartwick, IA (2.9 miles) , Conroy, IA (3.1 miles ), Luzerne, IA (3.2 miles) , Williamsburg, IA (3.3 miles ), Belle Plaine, IA (3.3 miles ), Guernsey, IA (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 41.75 N, Longitude: 92.18 W

Area code: 319

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

2.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-6.8%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Ladora, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ladora-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the Ladora city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 21.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ladora-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 322.2 miles away from the city 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 304.3 miles away from Ladora 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 171.0 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 347.4 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 350.0 miles away from Ladora 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 322.5 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 Iowa County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ladora topographic map

Birthplace of: Mildred Benson - writer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Ladora:

  • IOWA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • BELLE PLAINE NURSING AND REHAB C (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BELLE PLAINE, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF COMPASSION (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WILLIAMSBURG, IA)
  • HIGHLAND RIDGE CARE CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WILLIAMSBURG, IA)
  • BROOKLYN COMMUNITY ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BROOKLYN, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ladora:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 30 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 35 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 48 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 51 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 55 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 74 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 77 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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Notable locations in Ladora: Ladora (A), Ladora First Responders (B), Ladora Town Hall (C), Ladora Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ladora: Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Iowa 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 2015: 9.2%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ladora city (based on Iowa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,29715
Catholic2,6334
Mainline Protestant2,56114
Other31
None6,861-
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
Iowa County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Iowa County:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

10.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Iowa County:

29.4%
Iowa:

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

19.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ladora:

46.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ladora:

46.6%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Ladora:

31.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ladora:

20.5%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ladora:

22.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ladora:

6.2
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ladora:

45.1%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

50.1%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Ladora:

82.1%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ladora, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$690
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$185
Water Supply 0$0 1$125
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,000

Ladora government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($102.47)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($84.81)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($70.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($56.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($45.94)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($42.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($24.73)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($24.73)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($7.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($3.53)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $3,000 ($10.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,000 ($53.00)

Ladora government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($91.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($74.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($42.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($28.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($88.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($67.14)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($130.74)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,000 ($98.94)

Ladora government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($141.34)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,000 ($106.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($35.34)

Ladora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $118,000 ($416.96)

5.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
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 Johnson County, IA  0.90% ($43,400 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  0.71% ($37,128)
from Benton County, IA  0.35% ($32,826)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Johnson County, IA  1.17% ($42,205 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.87% ($40,638)
to Benton County, IA  0.37% ($54,040)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ladora:

  • 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.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ladora:

  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K204DE (89.7 FM; AMANA, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ladora:

  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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.)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Richard D Hofmann, Ladora Ia (Lat: 41.758389 Lon: -92.182472), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m, Registrant: 3196473131, Cooptel@netins.Net, 704 THIRD STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, Ladora Ia (Lat: 41.758389 Lon: -92.182472), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m, Registrant: 3196473131, Cooptel@netins.Net, 704 THIRD STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, North Of Ladora (Lat: 41.775194 Lon: -92.187111), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: 3196473131, Cooptel@netins.Net, 704 THIRD STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, North Of Ladora (Lat: 41.775194 Lon: -92.187111), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: 3196473131, Cooptel@netins.Net, 704 THIRD STREET

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K2YII, Grant Date: 09/01/1998, Expiration Date: 09/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 09/02/2010, Registrant: Edward Wallace, 2735 Gg Ave, Ladora, IA 52251-7547

Most common first names in Ladora, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles470.5 years
John478.5 years
Harold482.4 years
William383.7 years
Howard378.0 years
Kathryn383.7 years
Mary377.4 years
Pauline377.9 years
Raymond375.0 years
Wayne366.7 years
Most common last names in Ladora, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Shaull786.4 years
Smith679.4 years
Heller588.6 years
York585.6 years
Hollopeter573.0 years
Kinzenbaw473.0 years
Sims485.0 years
Davis473.2 years
Fields477.0 years
Hawkins480.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Ladora compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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