Le Mars, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 9,967 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 
Males: 4,835  (48.5%)
Females: 5,132  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51031.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,714 (it was $38,892 in 2000)
Le Mars:

$57,714
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,746 (it was $19,598 in 2000)

Le Mars city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $160,178 (it was $88,200 in 2000)
Le Mars:

$160,178
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $179,424; detached houses: $186,012; townhouses or other attached units: $132,246; in 2-unit structures: $133,608; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,607; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $77,232; mobile homes: $44,935

Median gross rent in 2017: $553.

March 2019 cost of living index in Le Mars: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.6%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 4.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.7% for other race residents, 53.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Le Mars, IA (2017)
    • 8,93589.8%White alone
    • 4834.9%Hispanic
    • 2192.2%Two or more races
    • 1031.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 890.9%Black alone
    • 840.8%Asian alone
    • 400.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Le Mars, Iowa as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Le Mars is 620 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Le Mars by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(42.6)
1
(10.7)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(74.8)
5
(53.2)
5
(53.3)
4
(43.6)
4
(43.9)
5
(54.4)
2
(20.2)
1
(10.2)
3
(30.6)
10
(101.8)
2
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(30.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.2)
2
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(128.3)
12
(127.7)
20
(213.3)
16
(174.3)
6
(65.8)
12
(130.4)
7
(70.9)
5
(50.9)
6
(61.3)
5
(50.9)
5
(51.3)
9
(92.3)
6
(60.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(438.3)
41
(436.2)
57
(608.0)
64
(697.3)
31
(340.1)
39
(424.0)
31
(313.9)
41
(417.1)
61
(623.2)
46
(468.4)
34
(348.7)
61
(625.6)
36
(361.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
235
(2,512)
222
(2,362)
182
(1,941)
174
(1,896)
159
(1,745)
204
(2,218)
177
(1,792)
128
(1,302)
159
(1,624)
170
(1,731)
159
(1,631)
144
(1,477)
111
(1,115)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(117.6)
9
(95.8)
11
(117.3)
18
(196.1)
10
(109.7)
18
(195.7)
16
(162.0)
9
(91.6)
10
(102.2)
9
(91.6)
15
(153.8)
18
(184.6)
11
(110.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(10.7)
4
(42.6)
1
(10.7)
1
(10.9)
2
(21.9)
2
(21.7)
2
(20.2)
3
(30.5)
8
(81.7)
2
(20.4)
1
(10.3)
4
(41.0)
2
(20.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)226.1292.3236.3231.9150.6203.6137.0106.9156.6207.1128.6156.6114.9

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City-data.com crime index in Le Mars, IA

Crime rate in Le Mars detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (41.9%), American (12.3%), Dutch (6.7%), Irish (4.8%), European (3.2%), English (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1231 feet

Land area: 6.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,464 people per square mile   (low).

Le Mars, Iowa map

334 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

This city:

3.4%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,016 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,260 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (23.3 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (106.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (438.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brunsville, IA (2.3 miles),
Oyens, IA (2.4 miles),
Merrill, IA (2.5 miles ),
Struble, IA (2.7 miles),
Remsen, IA (3.2 miles ),
Craig, IA (3.2 miles),
Maurice, IA (3.5 miles ),
Hinton, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.79 N, Longitude: 96.17 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Ice Cream Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,949 (+19.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,532 (70.6%)

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Le Mars, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Le Mars, IA in 2017
Le Mars satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2001: 33 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2006: 37 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $182,900
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $224,100
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $260,800
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $258,100
  • 2015: 28 buildings, average cost: $211,600
  • 2016: 32 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $196,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Le Mars, IA residents
Average permit cost in Le Mars, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Le Mars, IA
Historical housing units in Le Mars, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +550 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in Le Mars, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (16.6%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (21.9%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Utilities (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Food (10.7%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Le Mars, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)

Average climate in Le Mars, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Le Mars-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Le Mars city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Le Mars-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 190.2 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 138.6 miles away from Le Mars center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 199.3 miles away from Le Mars center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from Le Mars center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.3 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 199.7 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 Plymouth County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Le Mars topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Le Mars:

  • FLOYD VALLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 714 LINCOLN ST NE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - LEMARS (1140 LINCOLN STREET NE)
  • PLYMOUTH MANOR CARE CENTER (954 7TH AVENUE SE)
  • THE ABBEY OF LEMARS, INC. (320 FIRST AVENUE SE)
  • LEMARS AREA DIALYSIS SERVICES (1 1ST STREET SOUTHWEST)
  • FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH (714 LINCOLN STREET NE)

Airports located in Le Mars:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Le Mars:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 24 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 39 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Buena Vista University (about 50 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Wayne State College (about 58 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 63 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 80 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Northeast Community College (about 82 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)

Public high schools in Le Mars:

Private high school in Le Mars:

  • GEHLEN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS (Students: 459, Location: 709 PLYMOUTH ST NE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Le Mars:

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Library in Le Mars:

  • LE MARS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $451,636; Location: 46 1ST ST SW; 34,967 books; 675 audio materials; 629 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 151 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Le Mars: Plymouth County Home (A), Le Mars Municipal Golf Course (B), Le Mars (C), Plymouth County Fairgrounds (D), Le Mars Ambulance Service Station 2 (E), Le Mars Ambulance Service Station 1 (F), Le Mars Fire Rescue Department Station 2 (G), Le Mars Fire Rescue Department Station 1 (H), Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center (I), Charles A Mock Library (J), Le Mars Fire Department (K), Plymouth county Sheriffs Office (L), Le Mars Police Department (M), Le Mars Public Library (N), Plymouth County Museum (O), Plymouth County Courthouse (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Le Mars include: Le Mars Church of Christ (A), First Baptist Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Assembly of God Church (E), Calvin Christian Reformed Church (F), Church of the Nazarene (G), Le Mars Bible Church (H), Calvary United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery (1), Le Mars Memorial Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Le Mars include: Paulin Park (1), Pool Park (2), Walnut Park (3), Foster Park (4), Cleveland Park (5), Bolser Park (6), West Floyd Park (7), Riverview Park (8), Le Mars Municipal Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Plymouth CO Historical Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 335 1st Avenue Northwest), Royal Charters Inc (Tours & Charters; 1239 7th Avenue Southeast).

Hotels: Amerihost Inn & Suites (1314 12th Street Southwest), Lakeside Motel (34795 Highway 3), Amber Inn Motel (635 8th Avenue Southwest), Bel Air Motel (105 5th Avenue Northeast), Super 8 Motel (Highway 75 South).

Court: Pinney Trailer Court (507 6th Avenue Southwest).

Birthplace of: Clyde Kluckhohn - Anthropologist, Don L. Short - Politician, Paul Rust - Comedy musician, Vern Den Herder - Football player, Bruce Dreckman - Baseball umpire, Dennis Van Roekel - Labor leader.

Plymouth 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:

64.6%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Le Mars in 2010:

  • 156 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Le Mars in 2000:

  • 179 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 52 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Banks with branches in Le Mars (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: North Branch at 111 Central Avenue Nw, branch established on 1998/07/20; South Branch at 1321 Hawkeye Ave Sw, branch established on 2006/05/20. Info updated 2007/09/13: Bank assets: $260.0 mil, Deposits: $224.7 mil, headquarters in Sioux Center, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Financial Corp.
  • Iowa State Bank: Craig Branch at 305 Oak Street, branch established on 1935/01/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $351.7 mil, Deposits: $296.1 mil, headquarters in Hull, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Vogel Bancshares, Inc.
  • American Bank, National Association: at 234 Fifth Avenue S.W., branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $242.7 mil, Deposits: $203.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Ambank Company, Inc.
  • Kingsley State Bank: Le Mars Branch at 850 12th Street, Sw, branch established on 2003/01/17. Info updated 2009/03/03: Bank assets: $144.1 mil, Deposits: $123.5 mil, headquarters in Kingsley, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Kingsley Banc Corp
  • Primebank: at 37 First Avenue, N.W., branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.5 mil, Deposits: $272.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Primebank, Inc.
  • Great Southern Bank: Plymouth Street Branch at 301 Plymouth Street, N.W., branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Le Mars:

Marital status in Le Mars, IA
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Le Mars:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Le Mars
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Le Mars, IA (based on Plymouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,52910
Mainline Protestant6,93728
Evangelical Protestant2,94413
Other8-
None6,568-
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: 6
This county:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

16.6%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Le Mars:

45.9%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.1%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Le Mars:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Le Mars:

23.7%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Le Mars:

11.3%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Le Mars:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Le Mars:

33.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Le Mars:

51.2%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.5%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Le Mars, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 196$796,441$48,762123$248,601
Police Protection - Officers 13$72,381$66,8130$0
Sewerage 8$43,460$65,1900$0
Solid Waste Management 8$43,460$65,1900$0
Other and Unallocable 5$18,620$44,6880$0
Parks and Recreation 5$20,079$48,1900$0
Water Supply 5$24,127$57,9050$0
Streets and Highways 5$22,871$54,8900$0
Other Government Administration 4$29,439$88,3176$3,500
Financial Administration 3$14,202$56,8080$0
Firefighters 2$12,442$74,65224$10,794
Local Libraries 2$8,166$48,9967$10,037
Health 2$12,263$73,57819$18,656
Police - Other 1$3,875$46,5002$1,955
Totals for Government 259$1,121,826$51,976181$293,543

Le Mars government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,896,000 ($591.55)
    Natural Resources - Other: $623,000 ($62.51)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $33,628,000 ($3373.93)
    Sewerage: $2,109,000 ($211.60)
    Police Protection: $1,819,000 ($182.50)
    General - Other: $1,665,000 ($167.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,567,000 ($157.22)
    Regular Highways: $1,403,000 ($140.76)
    Water Utilities: $1,012,000 ($101.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $604,000 ($60.60)
    Central Staff Services: $559,000 ($56.09)
    Financial Administration: $530,000 ($53.18)
    Health - Other: $505,000 ($50.67)
    Libraries: $428,000 ($42.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $96,000 ($9.63)
    Air Transportation: $92,000 ($9.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $76,000 ($7.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,543,000 ($154.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,008,000 ($402.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $177,000 ($17.76)

Le Mars government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $35,558,000 ($3567.57)
    Sewerage: $5,018,000 ($503.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $722,000 ($72.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $685,000 ($68.73)
    Other: $552,000 ($55.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $32,000 ($3.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $296,000 ($29.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $70,000 ($7.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $869,000 ($87.19)
    Rents: $300,000 ($30.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000 ($7.32)
    Interest Earnings: $59,000 ($5.92)
    Sale of Property: $15,000 ($1.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,132,000 ($213.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,214,000 ($121.80)
    General Local Government Support: $419,000 ($42.04)
    Other: $14,000 ($1.40)
  • Tax - Property: $9,324,000 ($935.49)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,052,000 ($105.55)
    Public Utilities Sales: $270,000 ($27.09)
    Other Selective Sales: $176,000 ($17.66)
    Other License: $123,000 ($12.34)

Le Mars government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,249,000 ($5041.54)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,013,000 ($4315.54)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,458,000 ($1049.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,223,000 ($323.37)

Le Mars government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $717,000 ($71.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,943,000 ($1298.59)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,237,000 ($224.44)

5.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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 Woodbury County, IA  2.22% ($48,398 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.47% ($39,646)


5.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Woodbury County, IA  1.79% ($51,414 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,472)
to Polk County, IA  0.27% ($67,444)
Businesses in Le Mars, IA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Maurices1
Baymont Inn1Nike1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Subway2
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
Goodwill3UPS4
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hardee's1YMCA1
Holiday Inn1

Strongest AM radio stations in Le Mars:

  • KLEM (1410 AM; 1 kW; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • 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.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSOU (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Le Mars:

  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)

TV broadcast stations around Le Mars:

  • 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)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K38DU (Channel 38; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CORNERSTONE FAITH CENTER)
Le Mars fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Le Mars fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 64Number of bridges
  • 771ft / 235mTotal length
  • 84,745Total average daily traffic
  • 11,578Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Le Mars, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 41940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 232000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Le Mars, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Le Mars)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Le Mars, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Le Mars)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Le Mars)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 33. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 57 took place in 2003, and the least - 2 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Le Mars, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.9%), and Structure Fires (37.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Le Mars, IA
    • 22742.9%Outside Fires
    • 19737.2%Structure Fires
    • 8616.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 193.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Le Mars, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Le Mars, Iowa:

  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1314 12TH St SW, Le Mars, Iowa 51031 , Phone: (712) 548-4910
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1285 Sleepy Eye Dr, Le Mars, Iowa 51031 , Phone: (712) 546-1700, Fax: (712) 546-1799
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Le Mars, Iowa
Most common first names in Le Mars, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12879.6 years
Mary7681.7 years
William7276.7 years
Anna5384.5 years
George4881.6 years
Helen4581.1 years
Henry4380.9 years
Marie4282.9 years
Margaret4281.6 years
Robert4171.7 years
Most common last names in Le Mars, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Plueger2677.2 years
Miller2478.3 years
Ludwigs2383.1 years
Renken2183.3 years
Johnson2176.9 years
Harms2073.0 years
Lang1879.1 years
Smith1784.1 years
Sitzmann1781.8 years
Anderson1772.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Le Mars, IA
  • 76.6%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Le Mars, IA
  • 53.2%Utility gas
  • 44.0%Electricity
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Le Mars compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Le Mars on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
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