Lanesboro, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 119 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.7%
Males: 54  (45.8%)
Females: 65  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51451, 51453.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,483 (it was $25,750 in 2000)
Lanesboro:

$31,483
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,088 (it was $15,397 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $35,732 (it was $19,800 in 2000)
Lanesboro:

$35,732
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $44,436; Detached houses: $44,145

Median gross rent in 2013: $604.

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    • 11393.4%White alone
    • 43.3%Hispanic
    • 32.5%Two or more races
    • 10.8%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lanesboro: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.5%), Irish (14.4%), United States (9.9%), Danish (9.0%), Norwegian (4.5%), Swedish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/30/1903

Elevation: 1149 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 160 people per square mile   (very low).

Lanesboro, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Lanesboro:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lanesboro city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.0%
  • Divorced: 15.0%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lanesboro, Iowa as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lanesboro to the number of sex offenders is 120 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $296 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $434 (1.2%)

Lanesboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (55.5 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (93.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (361.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lidderdale, IA (2.5 miles) , Lake City, IA (2.5 miles ), Glidden, IA (3.0 miles ), Lohrville, IA (3.1 miles ), Ralston, IA (3.2 miles) , Auburn, IA (3.2 miles ), Churdan, IA (3.4 miles ), Carroll, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $35,000

Latitude: 42.18 N, Longitude: 94.69 W

Area code: 712

Lanesboro household income distribution Lanesboro home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-16.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (31%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Community and social service occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)

Average climate in Lanesboro, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lanesboro-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Lanesboro city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 10.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lanesboro-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% 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 250.2 miles away from the city 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 218.2 miles away from Lanesboro center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 276.1 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 441.9 miles away from the city 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 116.1 miles away from Lanesboro center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.4 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 Carroll County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lanesboro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lanesboro:

  • STEWART MEMORIAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)
  • STEWART MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)
  • SHADY OAKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)
  • NEW HOPE VILLAGE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • CARROLL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • CARROLL AREA NURSING SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • IOWA HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CARROLL, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lanesboro:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 33 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 42 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa State University (about 55 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 65 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 67 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 85 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 86 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)

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Notable locations in Lanesboro: Farmers Co-op Company Elevator (A), Lanesboro Fire Department and First Responders (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Carroll 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 2013: 12.7%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lanesboro compared to Iowa state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (89%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lanesboro city (based on Carroll County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,94314
Evangelical Protestant3,33618
Mainline Protestant2,86013
Other1961
None2,481-
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: 8
Carroll County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Carroll County:

26.4%
Iowa:

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

13.5%
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 1$400
Firefighters 0$0 20$135
Sewerage 0$0 1$150
Water Supply 0$0 1$220
Totals for Government 0$0 23$905

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($168.07)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($126.05)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($117.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($100.84)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($75.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($42.02)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($33.61)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($16.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($8.40)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($8.40)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($8.40)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($33.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($142.86)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($117.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($84.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($16.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($33.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($33.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($142.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($100.84)
    General Support: $2,000 ($16.81)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($151.26)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $71,000 ($596.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $68,000 ($571.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($25.21)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,000 ($33.61)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $125,000 ($1050.42)

4.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
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 Polk County, IA  0.60% ($32,235 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.45% ($41,553)
from Sac County, IA  0.31% ($39,692)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,291 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
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 Polk County, IA  0.76% ($32,031 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.25% ($27,429)
to Douglas County, NE  0.25% ($41,095)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lanesboro:

  • 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.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lanesboro:

  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lanesboro:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Farmer Coop St (Lat: 42.183861 Lon: -94.689417), Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WNEX477
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.862 MHz, 928.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/1992, Expiration Date: 10/30/1997
    Registrant: Phone: (515) 432-8602

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