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Population in 2012: 144 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.3%
 

Males: 76  (53.3%)
Females: 68  (46.7%)

Median resident age:  56.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50559

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,841 (it was $29,896 in 2000)
Lone Rock:

$37,841
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,076

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,193 (it was $35,800 in 2000)
Lone Rock:

$34,193
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $38,300; Detached houses: $38,300

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

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  • White alone - 143 (97.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lone Rock: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (48.8%), English (10.2%), Irish (10.2%), Norwegian (9.0%), Swedish (4.8%), United States (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/5/1915

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 1,255 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lone Rock:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lone Rock city:

  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $390 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $306 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (89.8 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (131.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (351.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fenton, IA (2.3 miles ), Burt, IA (2.3 miles ), Bancroft, IA (2.7 miles ), Ringsted, IA (3.3 miles ), Swea City, IA (3.4 miles ), Algona, IA (3.4 miles ), Whittemore, IA (3.5 miles ), Titonka, IA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 43.22 N, Longitude: 94.33 W

Area code: 515

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-9.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (17%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (25%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Personal appearance workers (13%)
  • Legal support workers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)


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Tornado activity:

Lone Rock-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Lone Rock city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 34 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kossuth County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lone Rock:

  • WEST HOME EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BURT, IA)
  • HERITAGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BANCROFT, IA)
  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ALGONA, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Lone Rock, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lone Rock:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 52 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Buena Vista University (about 61 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 67 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 68 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 79 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Iowa State University (about 90 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • St. Olaf College (about 104 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,028)

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Notable locations in Lone Rock: Lone Rock Co-operative Exchange Elevator (A), Lone Rock First Responders and Volunteer Fire Department (B), Lone Rock City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lone Rock: Lone Rock United Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.8. This is about average.
City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.21
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.2%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lone Rock, IA

Lone Rock compared to Iowa state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Lone Rock (2011 data):

  • Bank Plus: Lone Rock Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1800/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $82.0 mil, Deposits: $63.4 mil, headquarters in Estherville, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Swea City Bancorporation, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (5%)

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1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lone Rock city (based on Kossuth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.31%
Here82.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents41.7%17.8%13.8%12.9%5.0%
Congregations16.7%16.7%21.4%9.5%11.9%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.4%0.9%3.0%
Congregations2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%14.3%
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: 8
Kossuth County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Kossuth County:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

12.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Kossuth County:

26.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 4$608
Firefighters 0$0 1$72
Sewerage 1$1,806$21,6721$224
Local Libraries 0$0 1$253
Totals for Government 1$1,806$21,6727$1,157

Lone Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($263.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($48.61)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($41.67)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($41.67)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($27.78)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($27.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($20.83)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($13.89)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($13.89)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($6.94)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($41.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($34.72)

Lone Rock government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($13.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($97.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($138.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($90.28)
    General Support: $4,000 ($27.78)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($138.89)
    Total General Sales: $12,000 ($83.33)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.94)

Lone Rock government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($625.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($625.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $193,000 ($1340.28)

4.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Winnebago County, IA  0.21% ($23,538 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IA  0.19% ($28,083)
from Emmet County, IA  0.17% ($30,909)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.56% ($28,306 average AGI)
to Story County, IA  0.31% ($28,600)
to Humboldt County, IA  0.26% ($30,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lone Rock:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • 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.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lone Rock:

  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Lone Rock:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • County Maintenance Garage (Lat: 43.217750 Lon: -94.320806), Call Sign: WBG50
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.135 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/21/2004, Expiration Date: 02/28/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/12/2012
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc, 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5336Y , Serial Number: 21064170, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Blue Sky Inc, Rr 1 C O Roger Cherland, Lone Rock, IA 50559
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84145 , Serial Number: 7AC2831, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Partnership): Rockets Club Inc Flying, , Lone Rock, IA 50559


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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