Mallard, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 269 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.7%
 
Males: 138  (51.7%)
Females: 131  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  52.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50562.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,468 (it was $28,056 in 2000)
Mallard:

$32,468
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,433 (it was $16,451 in 2000)

Mallard city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $42,674 (it was $29,800 in 2000)
Mallard:

$42,674
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $521.

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  • Races in Mallard, IA (2010)

    Mallard races chart
    • 26094.9%White alone
    • 124.4%Hispanic
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mallard: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.7%), Irish (15.9%), Norwegian (10.9%), Swedish (4.7%), English (2.8%), Dutch (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/25/1895

Elevation: 1213 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 707 people per square mile   (low).

Mallard,IA real estate house value index trend

Mallard, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Mallard:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mallard city:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $585 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $524 (1.5%)

Mallard satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -66 (-18.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Mallard, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mallard-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Mallard-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% 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 200.5 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 252.6 miles away from Mallard 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 213.9 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 205.3 miles away from the city 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 199.4 miles away from Mallard center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mallard topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • PALO ALTO COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; POCAHONTAS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mallard:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 34 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 34 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 40 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 80 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa State University (about 83 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 91 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 91 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.9%
(7.7% 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

Mallard compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,00812
Catholic2,7987
Evangelical Protestant1,4449
Other--
None2,171-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Palo Alto County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Alto County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

9.7%
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$1,133
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$500
Water Supply 1$4,966$59,5920$0
Local Libraries 1$4,924$59,0880$0
Totals for Government 2$9,890$59,3402$1,633

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $40,000 ($148.70)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($111.52)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($74.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($63.20)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($59.48)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($55.76)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($40.89)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($37.17)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($18.59)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($14.87)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($3.72)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($3.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($11.15)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $1,000 ($3.72)
    Health: $1,000 ($3.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,000 ($22.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($204.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($26.02)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($78.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($63.20)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($74.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($26.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($133.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($89.22)
    General Support: $5,000 ($18.59)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.72)
  • Tax - Property: $71,000 ($263.94)
    Total General Sales: $19,000 ($70.63)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($11.15)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.72)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($557.62)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $70,000 ($260.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($520.45)
    Other, NEC: $60,000 ($223.05)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($37.17)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($37.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $148,000 ($550.19)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $197,000 ($732.34)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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 Clay County, IA  0.64% ($32,696 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.61% ($23,545)
from Polk County, IA  0.36% ($41,846)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Clay County, IA  0.74% ($27,037 average AGI)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.52% ($48,474)
to Polk County, IA  0.33% ($29,333)

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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