Lu Verne, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 258 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 
Males: 112  (43.5%)
Females: 146  (56.5%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50560.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,768 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Lu Verne:

$31,768
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,842 (it was $16,281 in 2000)

Lu Verne city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,367 (it was $26,700 in 2000)
Lu Verne:

$29,367
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $42,095; Detached houses: $42,095

Median gross rent in 2012: $513.

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  • White alone - 250 (95.8%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lu Verne: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.9%), Irish (11.1%), United States (10.4%), Danish (6.4%), English (5.4%), Italian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 2.26 square miles.

Population density: 114 people per square mile   (very low).

Lu Verne,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Lu Verne:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lu Verne city:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $460 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $321 (1.6%)

Lu Verne satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (65.4 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (147.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (335.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Livermore, IA (2.4 miles ), Hardy, IA (2.7 miles) , St. Joseph, IA (2.7 miles) , Renwick, IA (2.8 miles ), Corwith, IA (2.9 miles ), Irvington, IA (3.0 miles) , St. Benedict, IA (3.0 miles) , Bode, IA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.91 N, Longitude: 94.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Lu Verne household income distribution Lu Verne home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-12.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

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

Average climate in Lu Verne, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lu Verne-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Lu Verne city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lu Verne-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 213.9 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 281.6 miles away from Lu Verne 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 244.2 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 220.1 miles away from the city center
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 447.9 miles away from Lu Verne 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 229.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Lu Verne:

  • ALGONA MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - ALGONA (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF THE HEARTLAND (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • KOSSUTH REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ALGONA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lu Verne:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 30 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 51 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 52 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Buena Vista University (about 61 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa State University (about 66 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Riverland Community College (about 76 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 86 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

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Notable locations in Lu Verne: Lu Verne (A), Bode Cooperative Elevator (B), Lu Verne First Responders (C), Lu Verne Public Library (D), Lu Verne City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lu Verne: Zion Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Luverne Township Cemetery (1). 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.5%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lu Verne compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lu Verne travel time to work - commute Lu Verne mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lu Verne city (based on Kossuth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.31%
Here: 82.3%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Iowa:

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

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

12.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Kossuth County:

26.9%
Iowa:

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

16.4%
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 2$1,827
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$582
Water Supply 1$3,552$42,6240$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$2,029
Totals for Government 1$3,552$42,6248$4,438

Lu Verne government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $39,000 ($151.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($120.16)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($96.90)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($62.02)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($46.51)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($34.88)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($31.01)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($31.01)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($19.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($19.38)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($11.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($7.75)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($3.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $34,000 ($131.78)

Lu Verne government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($93.02)
    All Other: $22,000 ($85.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $24,000 ($93.02)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($104.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($104.65)
  • Tax - Property: $64,000 ($248.06)

Lu Verne government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $11,000 ($42.64)

Lu Verne government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $82,000 ($317.83)

3.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.83%
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 Palo Alto County, IA  0.30% ($48,474 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IA  0.21% ($25,615)
from Polk County, IA  0.21% ($30,000)


4.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,557 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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  0.39% ($37,280 average AGI)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.32% ($45,050)
to Hancock County, IA  0.19% ($31,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lu Verne:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Lu Verne:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Lu Verne:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0BBO, Licensee ID: L00649388
    Grant Date: 09/09/2003, Expiration Date: 11/16/2013, Certifier: Ardis E Rockwood
    Registrant: Ardis E Rockwood, 2885 105th St, Lu Verne, IA 50560

Most common first names in Lu Verne, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William776.2 years
John666.7 years
Fred582.4 years
Helen582.6 years
Frank579.4 years
Henry582.4 years
Herman580.6 years
James573.4 years
Martha588.4 years
Robert573.0 years
Most common last names in Lu Verne, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hinz984.3 years
Marty975.4 years
Blumer683.5 years
Patterson676.0 years
Ramus672.2 years
Smith678.5 years
Hanselman584.8 years
Johnson587.2 years
Godfrey494.2 years
Kubly485.5 years

Lu Verne on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #6 (50560) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries"
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