Laurens, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 1,232 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.5%
 
Males: 637  (51.8%)
Females: 595  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50554.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,518 (it was $33,188 in 2000)
Laurens:

$33,518
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,544 (it was $16,711 in 2000)

Laurens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,070 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Laurens:

$60,070
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $55,759; Detached houses: $56,111; Townhouses or other attached units: $86,678; In 2-unit structures: $52,262; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,678; Mobile homes: $27,116

Median gross rent in 2012: $432.

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  • White alone - 1,222 (97.1%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Laurens: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.2%), United States (9.7%), Norwegian (9.0%), Irish (8.6%), English (7.6%), Swedish (5.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/30/1890

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,669 people per square mile   (low).

Laurens,IA real estate house value index trend

Laurens, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Laurens:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurens city:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Laurens, Iowa as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Laurens to the number of sex offenders is 247 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $776 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $752 (1.2%)

Laurens satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (82.3 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (125.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (373.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Marathon, IA (2.6 miles ), Albert City, IA (2.6 miles ), Havelock, IA (2.7 miles) , Mallard, IA (3.2 miles ), Webb, IA (3.3 miles) , Curlew, IA (3.3 miles) , Plover, IA (3.4 miles) , Pocahontas, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.85 N, Longitude: 94.85 W

Area code: 712

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

3.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -88 (-5.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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

Average climate in Laurens, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Laurens-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Laurens city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 19.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laurens-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 203.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 247.4 miles away from Laurens 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 205.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 193.7 miles away from Laurens center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 138.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pocahontas County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laurens topographic map

Birthplace of: Donald R. Norland - Diplomat, Adrian Lynch - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Laurens:

  • LAURENS CARE CENTER (304 EAST VETERANS ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Laurens:

  • PLEASANT VIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ALBERT CITY, IA)
  • POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; POCAHONTAS, IA)
  • SIOUX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurens:

  • Buena Vista University (about 24 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 39 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 42 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 81 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa State University (about 84 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 90 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 100 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

Public high school in Laurens:

Public elementary/middle schools in Laurens:

See full list of schools located in Laurens

Library in Laurens:

  • LAURENS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $107,794; Location: 273 N THIRD; 22,414 books; 648 audio materials; 1,435 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 74 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • add First Christian Church
  • KICD AM 1240 and FM 107.7 are both good radio stations listened to locally in Laurens, for both news and entertainment. and need to be added to this listing.

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Notable locations in Laurens: Laurens (A), Laurens Fire Department (B), Laurens Ambulance Service (C), Laurens Public Library (D), Laurens City Town Hall (E), Laurens City Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Laurens include: United Methodist Church (A), Bethany Lutheran Church (B), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.8%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.5% for Black residents, 48.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
29 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
43 people in nursing homes in 2000

Laurens, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Laurens compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Laurens (2011 data):

  • Laurens State Bank: at 102 South Third Street, branch established on 1935/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $64.6 mil, Deposits: $57.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Laurens Bancorp, Ltd.
  • Iowa Trust & Savings Bank: Laurens Branch at 200 West Main Street, branch established on 2007/05/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.3 mil, Deposits: $132.9 mil, headquarters in Emmetsburg, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Emmetsburg Bank Shares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Laurens city (based on Pocahontas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.44%
Here: 81.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents39.6%29.9%19.3%3.7%7.4%
Congregations25.9%25.9%14.8%11.1%22.2%
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: 5
Pocahontas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Pocahontas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pocahontas County:

28.3%
Iowa:

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

19.0%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,980$35,7600$0
Other Government Administration 7$2,800$4,8000$0
Judicial and Legal 1$102$1,2240$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$8,091$48,5460$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,516$42,1920$0
Health 0$0 12$896
Solid Waste Management 1$3,122$37,4641$423
Sewerage 1$4,209$50,5080$0
Water Supply 1$4,555$54,6600$0
Electric Power 7$29,269$50,1751$124
Local Libraries 2$4,675$28,0502$1,464
Totals for Government 24$63,319$31,66016$2,907

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

  • Construction - General: $596,000 ($483.77)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,470,000 ($1193.18)
    Police Protection: $148,000 ($120.13)
    Water Utilities: $145,000 ($117.69)
    Regular Highways: $134,000 ($108.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $115,000 ($93.34)
    Sewerage: $98,000 ($79.55)
    Libraries: $89,000 ($72.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $72,000 ($58.44)
    Financial Administration: $59,000 ($47.89)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($28.41)
    Health Services - Other: $26,000 ($21.10)
    Fire Protection: $22,000 ($17.86)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($12.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($12.18)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($10.55)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.81)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $124,000 ($100.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $52,000 ($42.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $636,000 ($516.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($17.05)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $133,000 ($107.95)
    Sewerage: $96,000 ($77.92)
    All Other: $70,000 ($56.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($10.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $69,000 ($56.01)
    General Support: $30,000 ($24.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $303,000 ($245.94)
    Special Assessments: $59,000 ($47.89)
    Rents: $37,000 ($30.03)
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($5.68)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,360,000 ($1103.90)
    Water Utilities: $210,000 ($170.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $119,000 ($96.59)
    General Support: $38,000 ($30.84)
    All Other: $3,000 ($2.44)
  • Tax - Property: $325,000 ($263.80)
    Total General Sales: $34,000 ($27.60)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($4.87)
    NEC: $3,000 ($2.44)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $2,595,000 ($2106.33)
    Water Utilities: $460,000 ($373.38)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $675,000 ($547.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $675,000 ($547.89)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $375,000 ($304.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $2,429,000 ($1971.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $166,000 ($134.74)
    Water Utilities: $85,000 ($68.99)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $46,000 ($37.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,811,000 ($3905.03)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $385,000 ($312.50)

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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 Buena Vista County, IA  0.93% ($22,704 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, IA  0.52% ($54,333)
from Humboldt County, IA  0.48% ($85,786)


7.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,474 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
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 Buena Vista County, IA  0.82% ($27,000 average AGI)
to Webster County, IA  0.55% ($14,625)
to Polk County, IA  0.38% ($27,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurens:

  • 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.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurens:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Laurens:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Laurens fatal accident list:

Aug 13, 1995 12:01 AM, E Allen St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Laurens)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 204 Walnut St (Lat: 42.851639 Lon: -94.834972), Call Sign: KAP350, Licensee ID: L00038587
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.9600 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/02/1997, Expiration Date: 02/25/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Dwight E Van Genderen, 204 Walnut St, Laurens, IA 50554, Phone: (712) 845-4440
  • 13900 440th Street (Lat: 42.849417 Lon: -94.837750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: KAE698
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2004, Expiration Date: 06/02/2014, Certifier: Richard R Jergens
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511-0248, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • 4 Mi S Hwy N 28 1/3 Mi E Hwy C29 (Lat: 42.788028 Lon: -94.876083), Call Sign: KNBP457, Licensee ID: L00397939
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/06/2011, Expiration Date: 10/06/2021
    Registrant: Walter Schultz, 13400 480th St, Laurens, IA 50554-8611, Phone: (712) 845-2363
  • Atop Grain Elevator At 400 Walnut St (Lat: 42.850806 Lon: -94.848028), Call Sign: WRU225, Licensee ID: L00491443
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/14/1998, Expiration Date: 05/05/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2003
    Registrant: Lynn C Harris, 4926 370th Ave, Curlew, IA 50527-8538
  • Lat: 42.847667 Lon: -94.841889, Call Sign: WPJM230
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 467.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2011, Expiration Date: 07/24/2021, Certifier: Arlin Johnson
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Monies, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • LAURENS TWR, .5 Mi Se (Lat: 42.836083 Lon: -94.836917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 115.2 m, Overall height: 118.3 m, Call Sign: WNTH447
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/2010, Expiration Date: 11/29/2020
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, Suite 769 1000 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • 0.5 Mi Se (Lat: 42.836083 Lon: -94.836917), Overall height: 118.3 m, Call Sign: WPNN322
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.443 MHz, 952.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/2008, Expiration Date: 06/19/2018
    Registrant: Corn Belt Power Cooperative, 1300 13th St N, Humboldt, IA 50548, Phone: (515) 332-7767, Fax: (515) 332-1375, Email:
  • Laurens, .5 Mi Se (Lat: 42.836083 Lon: -94.836917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 115.2 m, Overall height: 118.3 m, Call Sign: WPYD396
    Assigned Frequencies: 6715.62 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 955.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2013, Expiration Date: 07/22/2023, Certifier: Allan J Becker
    Registrant: Corn Belt Power Cooperative, 1300 North 13th Street, Humboldt, IA 50548, Phone: (515) 332-7767, Fax: (515) 332-1375, Email:
  • LAURENS II, 13708 450th Street (Lat: 42.834222 Lon: -94.842444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQOL616
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/08/2011, Expiration Date: 11/08/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • LAURENS, .5 Mi Se (Lat: 42.836111 Lon: -94.836944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 115.2 m, Overall height: 118.3 m, Call Sign: KAY55
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.000 MHz, 2134.80 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/10/1998, Expiration Date: 08/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/23/2004
    Registrant: Phone: (515) 332-2571

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K0ZAJ
    Grant Date: 05/05/1995, Expiration Date: 05/05/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2007
    Registrant: Bernard R Winkler, 311 S First, Laurens, IA 50554

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3103N , Serial Number: 13361, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Jane R Hartsock, 16675 470th St, Laurens, IA 50554
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6058Z , Serial Number: 25-18, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Norman J Dba Hartsock, 16675 470th St, Laurens, IA 50554, Other Owners: Flying Service Hartsock
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 340A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6267N , Serial Number: 340A0453, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth Deyoung, 47902 170th Ave, Laurens, IA 50554
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7392S , Serial Number: R18201709, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 02/12/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Norman Jay Dba Hartstock, 16675 470th St, Laurens, IA 50554, Other Owners: Flying Service Hartstock

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Laurens

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Laurens, IA
Most common first names in Laurens, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1678.9 years
Helen1681.3 years
Anna1590.1 years
Mary1583.0 years
Robert1472.7 years
George1378.2 years
Florence1284.5 years
William1277.2 years
Henry1081.0 years
Charles1081.5 years
Most common last names in Laurens, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2579.9 years
Peterson1974.3 years
Anderson1580.1 years
Rubel1182.6 years
Runneberg1179.5 years
Carlson1086.0 years
Richardson1077.1 years
Larson1080.6 years
Olson876.5 years
Olberding871.3 years

Laurens on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
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