Lester, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 304 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.1%
 
Males: 149  (49.3%)
Females: 155  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51242, 51246.

Lester Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,503 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Lester:

$57,503
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,313 (it was $17,410 in 2000)

Lester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $136,932 (it was $75,400 in 2000)
Lester:

$136,932
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $150,471; detached houses: $151,165

Median gross rent in 2017: $345.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lester: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.5%
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  • Races in Lester, IA (2010)
    • 27593.5%White alone
    • 165.4%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (37.7%), Dutch (34.4%), Swiss (9.0%), Norwegian (5.7%), American (4.9%), Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/26/1892

Elevation: 1388 feet

Land area: 1.81 square miles.

Population density: 168 people per square mile   (very low).

Lester, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,376 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,198 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (21.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (151.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (453.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Larchwood, IA (2.3 miles ),
Hills, MN (2.5 miles ),
Steen, MN (2.5 miles),
Alvord, IA (2.6 miles),
Rock Rapids, IA (2.9 miles ),
Inwood, IA (3.2 miles ),
Valley Springs, SD (3.5 miles ),
Doon, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.44 N, Longitude: 96.33 W

Area code: 712

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $272,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $425,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $300,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lester, IA residents
Average permit cost in Lester, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Lester, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Truck transportation (12.1%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.6%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (15.8%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (6.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Truck transportation (7.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Food (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Lester, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (22.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Financial managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Customer service representatives (12.3%)
  • Registered nurses (9.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (7.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.2%)
  • Teachers, special education (4.6%)

Average climate in Lester, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lester, Iowa average temperatures Lester, Iowa average precipitation Lester, Iowa humidity Lester, Iowa wind speed Lester, Iowa snowfall Lester, Iowa sunshine Lester, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.177. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.177
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.70
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.440. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.440
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.37. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.37
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lester-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.6 miles away from the Lester city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.3 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 73% 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 155.0 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 162.6 miles away from Lester 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 137.4 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 109.9 miles away from Lester center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 154.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 715.9 miles away from Lester center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lester:

  • TUFF MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HILLS, MN)
  • SANFORD ROCK RAPIDS MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ROCK RAPIDS, IA)
  • FELLOWSHIP VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; INWOOD, IA)
  • SANFORD CANTON-INWOOD MEDICAL CENTER - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; CANTON, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY CANTON (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CANTON, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MARY JANE BROWN (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lester:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 25 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 55 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • South Dakota State University (about 65 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 67 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 76 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 76 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Buena Vista University (about 80 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lester: Lester (A), Lester Fire and Rescue Squad (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lester include: Bethel Reformed Church (A), Apostolic Christian Church (B), Lester United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lyon 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:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.4%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Lester (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: Lester Branch at 501 Thomas St, branch established on 1977/05/09. Info updated 2008/03/27: Bank assets: $362.4 mil, Deposits: $309.2 mil, headquarters in Rock Valley, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Lester:

Marital status in Lester, IA
  • Never married: 9.8%
  • Now married: 75.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

For population 25 years and over in Lester:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lester, IA (based on Lyon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,63122
Evangelical Protestant3,19314
Catholic1,2663
Other1-
None1,490-
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: 7
Here:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

26.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
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 6$521
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$94
Financial Administration 0$0 1$350
Sewerage 0$0 1$150
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$490
Water Supply 0$0 1$225
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,830

Lester government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($128.29)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($105.26)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($69.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($59.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($52.63)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($32.89)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($29.61)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($19.74)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($16.45)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($16.45)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($9.87)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($3.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($13.16)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $6,000 ($19.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,000 ($75.66)

Lester government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $48,000 ($157.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($52.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $55,000 ($180.92)
    Rents: $4,000 ($13.16)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($9.87)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($3.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($115.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,000 ($69.08)
    Other: $7,000 ($23.03)
  • Tax - Property: $68,000 ($223.68)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,000 ($95.39)

Lester government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000 ($493.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $142,000 ($467.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($26.32)

Lester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $495,000 ($1628.29)

3.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,783 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.80%
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 Sioux County, IA  0.85% ($48,595 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.82% ($36,694)


4.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.16% ($48,235 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.93% ($78,366)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lester:

  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KWSN (1230 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQAD (800 AM; 1 kW; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lester:

  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRRO (103.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K261CI (100.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Lester:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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.)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K53EG (Channel 53; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • KCSD-TV (Channel 23; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 161ft / 48.7mTotal length
  • 12,700Total average daily traffic
  • 1,429Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,700Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lester, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 41960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lester, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 304 Hogie St (Lat: 43.437500 Lon: -96.335833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32.5 m, Call Sign: WQKI600,
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2009, Expiration Date: 06/03/2019, Cancellation Date: 10/26/2012, Certifier: Robert Leedham, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Lat: 43.438361 Lon: -96.328750, Call Sign: WQWM841,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.527 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2015, Expiration Date: 10/06/2025, Certifier: Calvin Kellenberger, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

Most common first names in Lester, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Edward276.4 years
Emma291.0 years
Elvin278.6 years
Harry270.5 years
Lena291.5 years
Ernst282.9 years
Henry272.0 years
Jacob287.5 years
Karoline287.6 years
Leslie286.6 years
Most common last names in Lester, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moser874.0 years
Metzger682.7 years
Gage484.8 years
Ageson373.7 years
Knobloch372.7 years
Feucht381.6 years
Kellenberger382.0 years
Stuerman373.7 years
Selken373.3 years
Boom284.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lester, IA
  • 71.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.1%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 5.6%No fuel used
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lester, IA
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lester compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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