Linn Grove, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 157 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.6%
Males: 76  (49.0%)
Females: 81  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  51.7 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51033.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,384 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Linn Grove:

$34,384
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,637 (it was $22,945 in 2000)

Linn Grove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,203 (it was $20,300 in 2000)
Linn Grove:

$42,203
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $50,627; Detached houses: $53,894; Mobile homes: $20,813

Median gross rent in 2012: $440.

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  • White alone - 141 (91.6%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (8.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Linn Grove: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.0%), Irish (10.3%), English (8.4%), Dutch (4.4%), Swedish (3.9%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/4/1912

Elevation: 1361 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 264 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Linn Grove:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Linn Grove city:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.9%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

18 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.3%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Linn Grove, Iowa as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Linn Grove to the number of sex offenders is 79 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $643 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $336 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (64.7 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (119.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (393.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sioux Rapids, IA (2.2 miles ), Peterson, IA (2.3 miles ), Rembrandt, IA (2.4 miles ), Rossie, IA (3.0 miles) , Greenville, IA (3.1 miles) , Truesdale, IA (3.4 miles) , Royal, IA (3.5 miles ), Webb, IA (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 42.89 N, Longitude: 95.24 W

Area code: 712

Linn Grove household income distribution Linn Grove home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+1.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Information (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food processing workers (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)

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

Average climate in Linn Grove, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Linn Grove-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Linn Grove city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 30.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Linn Grove-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% 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 196.1 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 228.0 miles away from Linn Grove 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 185.5 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 199.3 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 174.0 miles away from Linn Grove center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
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Hospitals and medical centers near Linn Grove:

  • SIOUX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA)
  • ALTA MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ALTA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Linn Grove:

  • Buena Vista University (about 18 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 41 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 60 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 64 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 86 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 91 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Wayne State College (about 101 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

Library in Linn Grove:

  • LINN GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,478; Location: 110 WEAVER ST; 4,396 books; 143 audio materials; 568 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 24 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Linn Grove Public Library (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Linn Grove include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Barnes Township Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Bluebird Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Linn Grove: Linn Grove Dam Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Buena Vista 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: 10.3%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Linn Grove compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Linn Grove (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: Linn Grove Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1936/04/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $32.6 mil, Deposits: $25.5 mil, headquarters in Sioux Rapids, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Little Sioux Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Linn Grove travel time to work - commute Linn Grove mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Linn Grove city (based on Buena Vista County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.90%
Here: 66.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents23.1%19.5%18.4%15.8%9.1%
Congregations23.3%16.3%4.7%14.0%7.0%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%3.1%2.9%1.3%3.6%
Congregations7.0%9.3%4.7%2.3%11.6%
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: 5
Buena Vista County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Buena Vista County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buena Vista County:

28.2%
Iowa:

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

18.4%
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 7$2,164
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,650
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,419
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$325
Totals for Government 0$0 14$5,558

Linn Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $22,000 ($140.13)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($140.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($114.65)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($70.06)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($63.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($63.69)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($50.96)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($31.85)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($31.85)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($12.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($6.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($12.74)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($25.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($108.28)

Linn Grove government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($114.65)
    All Other: $10,000 ($63.69)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($57.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000 ($44.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($25.48)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($159.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($108.28)
    General Support: $4,000 ($25.48)
    All Other: $1,000 ($6.37)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($133.76)
    Total General Sales: $14,000 ($89.17)

Linn Grove government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $62,000 ($394.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $54,000 ($343.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $8,000 ($50.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $101,000 ($643.31)

Strongest AM radio stations in Linn Grove:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • 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)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Linn Grove:

  • 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)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KICD-FM (107.7 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Linn Grove:

  • 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.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Linn Grove fatal accident list:

Jan 15, 2005 02:15 AM, Us-71, C65, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 4

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Edward G Roach, 1109 N. River Rd. (Ia12607-A) (Lat: 42.904889 Lon: -95.186500), Type: 98.2, Overall height: 97.5 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 1109 N. River Rd. (Ia12607-A) (Lat: 42.904889 Lon: -95.186500), Type: 98.2, Overall height: 97.5 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1.5 Mi S & 1 Mi E (Lat: 42.880528 Lon: -95.221389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53 m, Call Sign: WNNH904
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.612 MHz, 855.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/2003, Expiration Date: 02/01/2014, Certifier: Ervin D Root
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St Suite 769, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • BUENA VISTA BPS, Buena Vista Bps - 1.6 Km E & .8 Km N (Lat: 42.904139 Lon: -95.234167), Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPIE609
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/2005, Expiration Date: 09/14/2015, Certifier: Randy Van Dyke
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, 1/2 Mi S And 1 Mi E Of (Lat: 42.880528 Lon: -95.221361), Overall height: 52.7 m, Call Sign: WNTH446
    Assigned Frequencies: 2197.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2000, Expiration Date: 11/29/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/17/2010
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, Suite 769 1000 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 563-2259, Email:
  • FOX RUN SUB, 1 1/2 Mi S & 1 Mi E (Lat: 42.865111 Lon: -95.221361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPOQ201
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/04/2008, Expiration Date: 09/10/2018
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52004-0769, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 599-0780, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0CBJ
    Grant Date: 08/11/1998, Expiration Date: 08/11/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2010
    Registrant: Sheila R Moore, 561 460th St, Linn Grove, IA 51033

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: VANS AIRCRAFT INC RV-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 131WF , Serial Number: 120211, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 12/13/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Richard C Lorenzen, 4534 80th Ave, Linn Grove, IA 51033

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Linn Grove, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Harold479.8 years
John478.0 years
Robert476.8 years
Fred378.4 years
Elsie384.0 years
Lewis383.4 years
Lillian382.1 years
Mabel387.0 years
Martha385.0 years
Charles274.9 years
Most common last names in Linn Grove, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson585.4 years
Otten568.2 years
Anderson483.5 years
Cleveland474.7 years
Sundberg485.0 years
Halverson373.4 years
Lorenzen384.0 years
Mangold377.4 years
Engebretson387.0 years
Zieman383.0 years

Linn Grove on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
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