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Population in 2012: 112 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.1%
Males: 49  (44.3%)
Females: 63  (55.7%)

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

Zip code: 50155

Estimated median household income in 2012: $65,404 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
Macksburg:

$65,404
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,583

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,146 (it was $31,700 in 2000)
Macksburg:

$82,146
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $74,992; Detached houses: $70,967; Mobile homes: $175,610

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

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  • White alone - 109 (96.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Macksburg: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (42.5%), Irish (11.6%), French (8.3%), English (4.4%), United States (3.3%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/24/1876

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 1.97 square miles.

Population density: 57 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Macksburg:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Macksburg city:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.6%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Macksburg, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Macksburg to the number of sex offenders is 56 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $547 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $750 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (39.2 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (95.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (339.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lorimor, IA (3.0 miles ), Orient, IA (3.5 miles ), Winterset, IA (3.5 miles ), Afton, IA (3.6 miles ), East Peru, IA (3.7 miles) , Creston, IA (3.8 miles ), Thayer, IA (3.8 miles) , Greenfield, IA (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 41.21 N, Longitude: 94.19 W

Area code: 641

Macksburg household income distribution Macksburg home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+29.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (24%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Financial managers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Macksburg-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 192% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Macksburg city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Macksburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from Macksburg center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Glenn L. Martin - Aviation pioneer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Macksburg:

  • MADISON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; WINTERSET, IA)
  • AFTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; AFTON, IA)
  • QHC WINTERSET NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WINTERSET, IA)

Amtrak station near Macksburg:

  • 15 miles: CRESTON (PINE & ADAMS STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Macksburg:

  • Drake University (about 39 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 48 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 63 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 70 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 84 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 89 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Bellevue University (about 91 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)

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Church in Macksburg: Macksburg United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Madison 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: 14.1%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Macksburg compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Macksburg travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Macksburg city (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.36%
Here46.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents27.0%17.4%14.3%7.7%5.8%
Congregations28.1%9.4%6.3%3.1%3.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.9%4.3%2.9%2.9%12.8%
Congregations6.3%3.1%6.3%3.1%31.3%
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: 2
Here:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Madison County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.3%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
State:

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

13.6%
Iowa:

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 6$85
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$77
Totals for Government 0$0 7$162

Macksburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($26.79)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($17.86)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($8.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($8.93)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($8.93)

Macksburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($116.07)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($116.07)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($8.93)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $38,000 ($339.29)

8.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.47%
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 Polk County, IA  2.85% ($56,968 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  1.02% ($73,911)
from Warren County, IA  0.71% ($40,487)


7.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
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  2.57% ($33,321 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.81% ($36,545)
to Warren County, IA  0.70% ($45,211)

Strongest AM radio stations in Macksburg:

  • 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)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Macksburg:

  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Macksburg:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Bruce Heyne, 1700 310th Street (Lat: 41.200944 Lon: -94.114306), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6783394275, Robert.Guntel@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE (GA3B1REG)
  • Bruce Heyne, 1700 310th Street (Lat: 41.200944 Lon: -94.114306), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6783394275, Robert.Guntel@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE (GA3B1REG)


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