Liscomb, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 298 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 
Males: 125  (42.2%)
Females: 173  (57.8%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50148.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,815 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Liscomb:

$33,815
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,524 (it was $16,678 in 2000)

Liscomb city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,466 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Liscomb:

$48,466
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $52,363; Detached houses: $52,281; Mobile homes: $52,955

Median gross rent in 2012: $465.

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Liscomb races chart
  • White alone - 279 (92.7%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (3.0%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Liscomb: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.2%), Irish (12.7%), Dutch (6.4%), Norwegian (6.4%), English (5.6%), Czech (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/23/1874

Elevation: 1005 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 303 people per square mile   (very low).

Liscomb,IA real estate house value index trend

Liscomb, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Liscomb:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Liscomb city:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 10.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Liscomb, Iowa as of July 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Liscomb to the number of sex offenders is 101 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $511 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $618 (1.2%)

Liscomb satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (34.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (168.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (274.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Union, IA (2.2 miles ), Whitten, IA (2.2 miles) , Albion, IA (2.3 miles ), Conrad, IA (2.7 miles ), Clemons, IA (3.1 miles) , Beaman, IA (3.1 miles ), New Providence, IA (3.2 miles ), St. Anthony, IA (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 93.01 W

Area code: 641

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

5.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+9.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Liscomb, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Liscomb-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Liscomb city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

On 5/30/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Liscomb-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 373.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 356.0 miles away from Liscomb center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 284.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 217.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 393.4 miles away from Liscomb center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 401.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Liscomb topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Liscomb:

  • OAKVIEW, INC. (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CONRAD, IA)
  • OAKVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CONRAD, IA)
  • IOWA VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)
  • MARSHALLTOWN MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)
  • IOWA RIVER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)
  • MARSHALLTOWN MEDICAL & SURGICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARSHALLTOWN, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Liscomb:

  • Iowa State University (about 35 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 36 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 39 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 46 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 53 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 65 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 68 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

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Notable locations in Liscomb: Mid-Iowa Co-op Elevator (A), Liscomb (B), Liscomb Town Hall (C), Liscomb Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Liscomb: Liscomb Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Marshall 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 51.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.1%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Liscomb compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Liscomb (2011 data):

  • Hardin County Savings Bank: Liscomb Branch at 100 Main Street, branch established on 1934/11/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.4 mil, Deposits: $135.1 mil, headquarters in Eldora, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Hardin County Bancorporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Electricity (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Liscomb city (based on Marshall County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.91%
Here: 56.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents28.3%17.5%10.1%6.5%6.3%
Congregations7.6%19.7%6.1%6.1%4.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristOther
Adherents5.2%4.6%3.7%2.9%15.0%
Congregations3.0%4.5%4.5%9.1%34.8%
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: 10
Marshall County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Marshall County:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

28.3%
Iowa:

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

21.9%
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 0$0 1$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$775
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$57
Sewerage 0$0 1$185
Water Supply 0$0 1$180
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,197

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,536 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
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 Polk County, IA  0.59% ($34,800 average AGI)
from Tama County, IA  0.53% ($32,148)
from Story County, IA  0.28% ($29,857)


5.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
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 Polk County, IA  0.72% ($31,569 average AGI)
to Tama County, IA  0.47% ($27,556)
to Story County, IA  0.36% ($33,255)

Strongest AM radio stations in Liscomb:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFJB (1230 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDAO (1190 AM; 0 kW; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MTN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Liscomb:

  • KDAO-FM (99.5 FM; ELDORA, IA; Owner: ELDORA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRR (97.7 FM; GRUNDY CENTER, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K205CZ (88.9 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K218CE (91.5 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Liscomb:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KDAO-LP (Channel 45; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MTN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)

Liscomb fatal accident list:

Mar 9, 1991 01:05 AM, 4753, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.4 Mi E On Hwy 311 (Lat: 42.192194 Lon: -92.976583), Call Sign: WXN808, Licensee ID: L00053654
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.075 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/2003, Expiration Date: 07/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2007
    Registrant: Ernest Goodman Farms Ltd, 2451 Marble Rd, Liscomb, IA 50148, Phone: (641) 496-5412

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WB0UNK, Licensee ID: L01113199
    Grant Date: 05/03/2006, Expiration Date: 07/24/2016, Certifier: Jay N Gould
    Registrant: Jay N Gould, Box 27, Liscomb, IA 50148
  • Call Sign: KC0PQS, Licensee ID: L00669437
    Grant Date: 04/11/2003, Expiration Date: 04/11/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/17/2003, Certifier: Patrick A Lehman
    Registrant: Patrick A Lehman, 1165 Oxford Ave, Liscomb, IA 50148
  • Call Sign: K0MIW, Previous Call Sign: KC0OYZ, Licensee ID: L00632850
    Grant Date: 04/06/2013, Expiration Date: 04/29/2023, Certifier: Ryan E W Butler
    Registrant: Central Iowa Radio Amateur Society, 1165 Oxford Ave, Liscomb, IA 50148

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Liscomb, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John976.0 years
Grace382.7 years
Herbert380.6 years
James379.0 years
William373.0 years
Jerry252.5 years
Jesse280.0 years
Bernard280.0 years
Betty274.4 years
Harold274.6 years
Most common last names in Liscomb, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mckibben682.8 years
Brown586.8 years
Case575.8 years
Fiscus481.7 years
Boyd479.5 years
Small474.5 years
Harris382.0 years
Hilsabeck375.3 years
Escherich378.0 years
Gould386.0 years

Liscomb on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: U. S. Postal service"
  • #74 (50148) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Syrian first ancestries"
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