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Population in 2012: 120 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.1%
Males: 60  (50.0%)
Females: 60  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  50.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51451, 51453.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,751 (it was $25,750 in 2000)
Lanesboro:

$36,751
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,857

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,372 (it was $19,800 in 2000)
Lanesboro:

$33,372
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $38,385; Detached houses: $38,385

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • White alone - 113 (93.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lanesboro: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.5%), Irish (15.4%), United States (10.0%), Danish (6.9%), Polish (5.4%), Russian (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/30/1903

Elevation: 1149 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lanesboro:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lanesboro city:

  • Never married: 14.1%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 20.0%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lanesboro, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
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 2012: $199 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (1.2%)

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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 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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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.18 N, Longitude: 94.69 W

Area code: 712

Lanesboro household income distribution Lanesboro home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-16.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Therapists (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)


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Tornado activity:

Lanesboro-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 190% 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.

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: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lanesboro:

  • STEWART MEMORIAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)
  • STEWART MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 7 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)
  • SHADY OAKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lanesboro:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 33 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Buena Vista University (about 42 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa State University (about 55 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 64 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 68 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 85 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 88 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)

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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 2012: 12.0%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lanesboro, IA

Lanesboro compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of rooms per house 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 significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lanesboro travel time to work - commute


Lanesboro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (84%)
  • Electricity (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.81%
Here85.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents63.8%14.2%10.1%3.7%2.8%
Congregations35.7%11.9%11.9%11.9%4.8%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Friends (Quakers)General Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents1.8%0.9%0.8%0.8%1.3%
Congregations2.4%4.8%4.8%2.4%9.5%
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: 8
Carroll County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Carroll County:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Carroll County:

26.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$270
Sewerage 0$0 1$204
Totals for Government 0$0 2$474

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($166.67)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($125.00)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($116.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($100.00)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($75.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($41.67)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($33.33)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($16.67)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($8.33)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($8.33)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($8.33)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($33.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($141.67)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($116.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($83.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($16.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($33.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($33.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($141.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($100.00)
    General Support: $2,000 ($16.67)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($150.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $71,000 ($591.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $68,000 ($566.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($25.00)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,000 ($33.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $125,000 ($1041.67)

4.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
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 Sac County, IA  0.35% ($27,724 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.32% ($22,538)
from Audubon County, IA  0.27% ($25,818)


5.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,922 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
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  0.94% ($34,899 average AGI)
to Story County, IA  0.36% ($32,267)
to Crawford County, IA  0.33% ($24,964)

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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