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Population in 2012: 131 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 

Males: 62  (47.5%)
Females: 69  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  45.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 51029

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,187 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Larrabee:

$43,187
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,972

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,703 (it was $29,400 in 2000)
Larrabee:

$53,703
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $42,539; Detached houses: $43,656; Mobile homes: $24,295

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • White alone - 123 (93.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (4.5%)
  • Black alone - 3 (2.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Larrabee: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.2%), Irish (13.6%), English (12.0%), Dutch (9.6%), French Canadian (3.2%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/25/1896

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,028 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Larrabee:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Larrabee city:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $491 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (50.0 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (113.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (408.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Calumet, IA (2.4 miles) , Meriden, IA (2.5 miles) , Cherokee, IA (2.8 miles ), Sutherland, IA (2.8 miles ), Cleghorn, IA (3.0 miles ), Paullina, IA (3.3 miles ), Peterson, IA (3.3 miles ), Aurelia, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 42.86 N, Longitude: 95.55 W

Area code: 712

Larrabee household income distribution Larrabee home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-19.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (57%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)


Average climate in Larrabee, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Larrabee-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 163% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Larrabee city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Larrabee topographic map

Birthplace of: Bill Johnson (defensive end) - Football defensive end.


Hospitals/medical centers near Larrabee:

  • CHEROKEE VILLA NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • COUNTRY SIDE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • CHEROKEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Larrabee, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Larrabee:

  • Buena Vista University (about 23 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 49 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 71 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 73 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Wayne State College (about 87 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 110 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)
  • Northeast Community College (about 110 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)

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

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

 
Cherokee 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: 15.8%

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Larrabee compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Larrabee travel time to work - commute


Larrabee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Larrabee city (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.50%
Here76.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents27.7%22.0%19.2%11.4%6.4%
Congregations11.8%20.6%14.7%5.9%8.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents4.9%3.6%1.1%0.9%2.7%
Congregations2.9%5.9%2.9%5.9%20.6%
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: 3
Cherokee County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

27.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
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$725
Sewerage 0$0 1$250
Water Supply 0$0 1$105
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$100
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,180

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $51,000 ($389.31)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($221.37)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($152.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($83.97)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($76.34)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($61.07)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($22.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($15.27)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($15.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $15,000 ($114.50)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($76.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($68.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($76.34)
    Rents: $2,000 ($15.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($129.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($91.60)
    General Support: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • Tax - Property: $77,000 ($587.79)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($61.07)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($15.27)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,000 ($45.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($15.27)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($30.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $167,000 ($1274.81)

4.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
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 Buena Vista County, IA  0.57% ($37,000 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.42% ($39,550)
from Woodbury County, IA  0.40% ($30,474)


6.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Buena Vista County, IA  0.47% ($26,957 average AGI)
to Ida County, IA  0.41% ($24,800)
to Polk County, IA  0.35% ($27,176)

Strongest AM radio stations in Larrabee:

  • KCHE (1440 AM; 1 kW; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Larrabee:

  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • K208DS (89.5 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Larrabee:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi E On Country Rd C16 & Hwy 59 Jct (Lat: 42.866083 Lon: -95.514722), Call Sign: KGT312
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 02/05/2022
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (712) 262-2448, Fax: (712) 262-4039

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • LARABEE FIRS, 120 Depot Street (Lat: 42.862000 Lon: -95.546667), Type: Silo, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.2 m, Call Sign: WQQB304, Licensee ID: L00002716
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/2012, Expiration Date: 10/12/2022, Certifier: Fred Gibson
    Registrant: Evertek, Inc., 216 N. Main Street, Everly, IA 51338, Phone: (712) 834-2255, Fax: (712) 834-2214, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB0FTL, Licensee ID: L00604198
    Grant Date: 04/24/2008, Expiration Date: 06/11/2018, Certifier: Leslie R Ellis
    Registrant: Leslie R Ellis, 2022 440th St, Larrabee, IA 51029-7012


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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