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Population in 2012: 271 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 

Males: 140  (51.9%)
Females: 131  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50562.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,892 (it was $28,056 in 2000)
Mallard:

$31,892
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,020

Mallard city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,582 (it was $29,800 in 2000)
Mallard:

$37,582
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $43,945; Detached houses: $44,273; Mobile homes: $40,079

Median gross rent in 2012: $342.

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  • White alone - 260 (94.9%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (4.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mallard: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.7%), Irish (17.2%), Norwegian (13.5%), Swedish (5.9%), English (3.7%), Dutch (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/25/1895

Elevation: 1213 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 713 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Mallard:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 19.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mallard city:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $512 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $383 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (82.7 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (134.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (365.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Curlew, IA (2.0 miles) , Plover, IA (2.3 miles) , Havelock, IA (2.7 miles) , Rodman, IA (3.2 miles) , Ayrshire, IA (3.2 miles ), Laurens, IA (3.2 miles ), Rolfe, IA (3.4 miles ), Emmetsburg, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.94 N, Longitude: 94.68 W

Area code: 712

Mallard household income distribution Mallard home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -66 (-18.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Mallard-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Mallard city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 tornado 23.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Palo Alto County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Mallard:

  • LAURENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAURENS, IA)
  • EMMETSBURG CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • LAKESIDE LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Mallard, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mallard:

  • Buena Vista University (about 34 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 40 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Iowa State University (about 83 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 91 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 91 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 92 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 100 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mallard:

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Library in Mallard:

  • MALLARD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $23,103; Location: 609 INMAN; 4,610 books; 94 audio materials; 254 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Mallard: Mallard (A), West Bend Elevator Company Elevator (B), Mallard Fire Department First Responders (C), Mallard City Hall (D), Mallard Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mallard include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Palo Alto 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 12.9 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 12.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.21
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.1%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mallard, IA

Mallard compared to Iowa state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Mallard (2011 data):

  • Laurens State Bank: Mallard Branch at 602 Inman, branch established on 1934/08/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $64.6 mil, Deposits: $57.2 mil, headquarters in Laurens, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Laurens Bancorp, Ltd.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mallard travel time to work - commute


Mallard mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mallard city (based on Palo Alto County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 92.94%
Here92.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents38.9%22.1%17.9%13.2%7.9%
Congregations23.1%23.1%19.2%19.2%15.4%
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
Palo Alto County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Palo Alto County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Alto County:

27.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
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 2$1,478
Streets and Highways 1$3,132$37,5840$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$110
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,110
Totals for Government 1$3,132$37,5845$2,698

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $40,000 ($147.60)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($110.70)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($73.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($62.73)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($59.04)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($55.35)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($40.59)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($36.90)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($18.45)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($14.76)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($3.69)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($3.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($11.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $1,000 ($3.69)
    Health: $1,000 ($3.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,000 ($22.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($202.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($25.83)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($77.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($62.73)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($73.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($25.83)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($132.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($88.56)
    General Support: $5,000 ($18.45)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.69)
  • Tax - Property: $71,000 ($261.99)
    Total General Sales: $19,000 ($70.11)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($11.07)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.69)

Mallard government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($553.51)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $70,000 ($258.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($516.61)
    Other, NEC: $60,000 ($221.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($36.90)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($36.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $148,000 ($546.13)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $197,000 ($726.94)

5.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
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 Clay County, IA  0.67% ($23,250 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.48% ($22,529)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.48% ($33,059)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
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 Clay County, IA  0.83% ($33,933 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.50% ($27,944)
to Emmet County, IA  0.36% ($23,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mallard:

  • 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.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Mallard:

  • 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.)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mallard:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Mallard fatal accident list:

Jun 29, 2000 07:19 PM, Sr-4, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 2.5 Mi W (Lat: 42.938028 Lon: -94.718306), Call Sign: KNGQ747, Licensee ID: L00683148
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2003, Expiration Date: 05/23/2013
    Registrant: Vonnahme Brothers, 19400 400th St, Havelock, IA 50546, Phone: (712) 425-3255
  • Lat: 42.939778 Lon: -94.683500, Call Sign: WQBH348
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.112 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2004, Expiration Date: 10/05/2014, Certifier: Don Haverman
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties Inc, 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238
  • Lat: 42.936944 Lon: -94.690278, Call Sign: WQCU483
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.285 MHz, 152.285 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/26/2005, Expiration Date: 05/26/2015, Certifier: Adam Nelson
    Registrant: R Comm, 2010 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, IA 50126, Phone: (641) 648-4821, Fax: (641) 648-5256
  • FARM, 4720 480th Street (Lat: 42.952556 Lon: -94.654944), Call Sign: WQQB222
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.910 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/11/2012, Expiration Date: 10/11/2022, Certifier: John Woodford
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • STEFFENS JIM, 4857 460th St, Mallard, IA 50562
    Certificate: D000640 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 06/01/2010

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: EAA BIPLANE P (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1781 , Serial Number: DG91336, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1979
    Registrant (Individual): John A Marcellus, 4822 460th Ave, Mallard, IA 50562
  • Aircraft: WHITING STANLEY E CHALLENGER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4100J , Serial Number: CH2-1091 CW0743, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Heath L Sabin, 5014 460th Ave, Mallard, IA 50562



Most common first names in Mallard, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1182.7 years
Mary1189.3 years
William974.3 years
Elmer679.4 years
Harold468.9 years
Anna479.7 years
Earl468.5 years
Margaret479.0 years
Mildred479.3 years
Joe384.3 years
Most common last names in Mallard, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson876.5 years
Schuller672.0 years
Duis574.2 years
Gehrt582.2 years
Leuer582.2 years
Schnieders486.2 years
Larson489.2 years
Reinders481.7 years
Weinzetl480.5 years
Kunz479.5 years

Mallard on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Data processing and other information services"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
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