Ladora, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 274 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 
Males: 148  (54.0%)
Females: 126  (46.0%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52251.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,721 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Ladora:

$54,721
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,925 (it was $15,888 in 2000)

Ladora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $63,926 (it was $35,200 in 2000)
Ladora:

$63,926
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,120; detached houses: $185,270; townhouses or other attached units: $207,330; in 2-unit structures: $101,177; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $346,642; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,382; mobile homes: $41,555

Median gross rent in 2017: $396.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ladora: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ladora, IA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Ladora, Iowa as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ladora is 155 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (44.3%), English (15.1%), American (7.5%), Irish (6.6%), Norwegian (5.7%), Czech (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/27/1879

Elevation: 772 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 895 people per square mile   (low).

Ladora, Iowa map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $988 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $545 (1.0%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Ladora, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ladora, IA in 2017
Ladora satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Ladora, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (14.7%)
  • Machinery (7.7%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.6%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (16.9%)
  • Machinery (14.3%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Printing & related support activities (10.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (12.1%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Social assistance (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Ladora, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (9.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (15.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)

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 Ladora 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 Ladora 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 Ladora 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 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 322.5 miles away from Ladora 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

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Mildred Benson - writer.

Iowa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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

For population 15 years and over in Ladora:

Marital status in Ladora, IA
  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Ladora:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ladora, IA (based on Iowa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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
Water Supply 0$0 1$125
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$185
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,000

Ladora government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $70,000 ($255.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($87.59)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($69.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($58.39)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($51.09)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($36.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($32.85)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($32.85)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($14.60)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($10.95)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($7.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,000 ($21.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,000 ($43.80)

Ladora government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $27,000 ($98.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($94.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $11,000 ($40.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.30)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($3.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($259.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($80.29)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $40,000 ($145.99)
    Property: $37,000 ($135.04)

Ladora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $203,000 ($740.88)

5.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, IA  1.23% ($49,108 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  1.01% ($45,647)
from Benton County, IA  0.50% ($37,324)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 38.7mTotal length
  • 18,405Total average daily traffic
  • 5,200Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,865Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ladora, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ladora, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Richard D Hofmann, Ladora Ia (Lat: 41.758389 Lon: -92.182472), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m, Registrant: Cooperative Telephone Company, Cooptel@netins.Net, , H Victo-r, Phone: (319) 647-3131
  • Richard D Hofmann, Ladora Ia (Lat: 41.758389 Lon: -92.182472), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m, Registrant: Cooperative Telephone Company, Cooptel@netins.Net, , H Victo-r, Phone: (319) 647-3131
  • Richard D Hofmann, North Of Ladora (Lat: 41.775194 Lon: -92.187111), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Cooperative Telephone Company, Cooptel@netins.Net, , H Victo-r, Phone: (319) 647-3131
  • Richard D Hofmann, North Of Ladora (Lat: 41.775194 Lon: -92.187111), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Cooperative Telephone Company, Cooptel@netins.Net, , H Victo-r, Phone: (319) 647-3131

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ladora, IA
  • 82.5%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Electricity
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ladora, IA
  • 58.6%Electricity
  • 34.5%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ladora compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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