Marengo, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 2,451 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 
Males: 1,176  (48.0%)
Females: 1,275  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52301.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,178 (it was $36,509 in 2000)
Marengo:

$54,178
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,337 (it was $17,425 in 2000)

Marengo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,394 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Marengo:

$130,394
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $122,244; detached houses: $121,017; townhouses or other attached units: $179,290; mobile homes: $20,521

Median gross rent in 2017: $599.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marengo: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.4%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 87.5% for other race residents, 63.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Marengo, IA (2010)
    • 2,41795.6%White alone
    • 712.8%Hispanic
    • 150.6%Black alone
    • 90.4%Asian alone
    • 110.4%Two or more races
    • 40.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Marengo, Iowa as of February 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marengo is 369 to 1.


Crime rates in Marengo by year

Type

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(236.1)
4
(157.9)
2
(80.5)
5
(199.1)
8
(318.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(157.4)
2
(79.0)
1
(40.2)
4
(159.3)
1
(39.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(157.4)
4
(157.9)
2
(80.5)
1
(39.8)
4
(159.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(39.4)
4
(157.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.8)
1
(39.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)67.756.134.255.876.1

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City-data.com crime index in Marengo, IA

Crime rate in Marengo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (29.8%), American (21.7%), Irish (10.7%), Norwegian (4.5%), English (4.2%), Dutch (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/4/1859

Elevation: 735 feet

Land area: 2.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,170 people per square mile   (low).

Marengo, Iowa map

58 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,806 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,469 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (24.3 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (162.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (226.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

South Amana, IA (2.3 miles),
West Amana, IA (2.3 miles),
Conroy, IA (2.4 miles ),
Ladora, IA (2.6 miles ),
High Amana, IA (2.6 miles),
Blairstown, IA (2.8 miles ),
Watkins, IA (2.8 miles),
Middle Amana, IA (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 41.80 N, Longitude: 92.07 W

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Marengo, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Marengo, IA in 2017
Marengo satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Marengo, IA residents
Average permit cost in Marengo, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +160 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in Marengo, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (13.6%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (17.6%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Marengo, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Marengo, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Marengo, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.2. This is about average.

City:

74.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.217. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.217
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.224. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.51
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Marengo-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Marengo city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marengo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 320.1 miles away from Marengo center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 301.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 165.5 miles away from Marengo center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 347.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 348.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 320.3 miles away from Marengo center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Iowa County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marengo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Marengo:

  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 300 W MAY ST)
  • ROSE HAVEN NURSING HOME (1500 NORTH FRANKLIN AVENUE)
  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (300 W MAY ST)
  • IOWA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (1061 COURT AVENUE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marengo:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 23 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 30 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 46 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 54 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 55 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 74 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 79 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)

Public high school in Marengo:

Public elementary/middle school in Marengo:

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Library in Marengo:

  • MARENGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $113,724; Location: 235 E HILTON ST; 19,449 books; 1,271 audio materials; 1,669 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 86 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Marengo: Iowa County Fairgrounds (A), Marengo Elevator Company Elevator (B), Marengo (C), Iowa County Ambulance Service (D), Iowa County Geneology Library (E), Marengo City Hall (F), Pioneer Heritage Museum (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (H), Iowa County Courthouse (I), Iowa County Sheriffs Office (J), Marengo Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marengo include: Methodist Church (A), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (B), Saint Patricks Church (C), Presbyterian Church (D), Church of the Nazarene (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Marengo include: Marengo City Lions Park (1), Oldest Log House in Iowa County Historical Marker (2), Memorial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Iowa County Historical Society (Museums; 675 East South Street), Kreis Music CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 595 Eastern Avenue).

Hotel: Sudbury Court Motel and RV Park (2211 Highway 6 Trail).

Court: Iowa County - Juvenile Court Ofc (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Bradley Kasal - Marine Corps Sergeant Major, Del Miller - Football player and coach, Rick Wanamaker - Decathlete, Paul Hinrichs - Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marengo and their reported violations in the past:

IOWA VALLEY ESTATES (Address: 2211 HWY 6 TRAIL , Population served: 46, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2005)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.2%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
31 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
76 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Marengo (2011 data):

  • Keystone Savings Bank: at 330 Western Avenue, branch established on 1935/04/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $77.1 mil, Deposits: $69.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Keystone Community Bancorporation
  • Grinnell State Bank: Marengo Branch at 1101 Court Avenue, branch established on 1929/01/07. Info updated 2011/11/21: Bank assets: $262.9 mil, Deposits: $217.7 mil, headquarters in Grinnell, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Grinnell Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Marengo:

Marital status in Marengo, IA
  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Marengo:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Marengo
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Marengo, IA (based on Iowa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,29715
Catholic2,6334
Mainline Protestant2,56114
Other31
None6,861-
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: 4
Here:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Here:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

10.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Iowa County:

29.4%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.4%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.3%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Marengo:

43.6%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Marengo:

29.1
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Marengo:

22.0%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Marengo:

12.1%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marengo:

34.9%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Marengo:

54.2%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marengo, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 123$675,842$65,93619$20,922
Police Protection - Officers 4$15,850$47,5506$399
Water Supply 3$12,422$49,6880$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,110$42,6606$211
Local Libraries 2$5,314$31,8842$1,056
Financial Administration 1$4,030$48,3600$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$937
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$638
Totals for Government 135$720,568$64,05035$24,163

Marengo government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,141,000 ($873.52)
    Sewerage: $936,000 ($381.88)
    Regular Highways: $245,000 ($99.96)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.82)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $17,527,000 ($7150.96)
    Police Protection: $337,000 ($137.49)
    Water Utilities: $287,000 ($117.10)
    Regular Highways: $282,000 ($115.06)
    Sewerage: $217,000 ($88.54)
    Libraries: $182,000 ($74.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000 ($35.09)
    General Public Buildings: $56,000 ($22.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($16.32)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($13.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($9.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $19,000 ($7.75)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($4.08)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($3.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000 ($96.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $348,000 ($141.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($2.04)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($2.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.41)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,629,000 ($3520.60)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($22.03)

Marengo government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,520,000 ($10004.08)
    Sewerage: $359,000 ($146.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000 ($19.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($18.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,000 ($2.45)
    Other: $6,000 ($2.45)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($1.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $569,000 ($232.15)
    Other: $4,000 ($1.63)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $55,000 ($22.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $606,000 ($247.25)
    Donations From Private Sources: $101,000 ($41.21)
    Interest Earnings: $31,000 ($12.65)
    Fines and Forfeits: $22,000 ($8.98)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($1.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $591,000 ($241.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $312,000 ($127.29)
    Health and Hospitals: $22,000 ($8.98)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($2.04)
  • Tax - Property: $1,027,000 ($419.01)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $310,000 ($126.48)
    Public Utilities Sales: $40,000 ($16.32)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.63)

Marengo government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,877,000 ($4029.78)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,477,000 ($3866.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,615,000 ($658.91)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,216,000 ($496.12)

Marengo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,880,000 ($767.03)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $699,000 ($285.19)

5.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, IA  1.23% ($49,108 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  1.01% ($45,647)
from Benton County, IA  0.50% ($37,324)
Businesses in Marengo, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
H&R Block1True Value1

Strongest AM radio stations in Marengo:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marengo:

  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K204DE (89.7 FM; AMANA, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Marengo:

  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Marengo fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Marengo fatal accident list:

Jun 23, 2006 11:43 AM, Us-6, Eastern Ave, Lat: 41.789430, Lon: -92.064930, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Apr 24, 1996 05:30 AM, 6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 3, 1977 02:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 7, 1977 07:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 6, 1977 00:30 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 299ft / 90.8mTotal length
  • 21,515Total average daily traffic
  • 1,441Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,515Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Marengo, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marengo, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marengo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • On Rd C 2 Mi N (Lat: 41.805833 Lon: -92.067139), Call Sign: WGK485,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.890 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2015, Expiration Date: 05/07/2025, Registrant: Iowa County Sheriff, 960 Franklyn Ave., Marengo, IA 52301, Phone: (319) 642-7307, Fax: (319) 642-3826, Email:
  • 1/2 Mi N Of Court House On N Court Ave (Lat: 41.794722 Lon: -92.069639), Call Sign: KJJ857,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2001, Expiration Date: 03/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/28/2011, Registrant: Marengo Ready Mix Inc., 2523 Hwy 6 Trail, Marengo, IA 52301, Phone: (319) 642-3811, Fax: (319) 642-5571, Email:
  • 1.25 Mi S Cr C (Lat: 41.770833 Lon: -92.066583), Call Sign: KNCW280, Licensee ID: L00103507,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.325 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/1997, Expiration Date: 02/17/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Richard Ward, Rr 1 Box 124, Marengo, IA 52301, Phone: (319) 642-3187
  • 1579 P Ave (Lat: 41.777417 Lon: -92.007167), Call Sign: WRAC405,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.337 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2017, Expiration Date: 10/06/2027, Certifier: Stewart Maas, Registrant: Business Radio Sales & Service Inc., 1418 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241, Phone: (319) 354-2204, Fax: (319) 351-2938, Email:
  • 2309 200th St (Lat: 41.718583 Lon: -92.043583), Call Sign: WRCN661,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.250 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/2018, Expiration Date: 11/20/2028, Certifier: Ryan Jones, Registrant: Business Radio, 1418 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241, Phone: (319) 354-2204, Fax: (319) 351-2938, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marengo)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 33
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
Fire incident types in Marengo, IA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marengo, IA
Most common first names in Marengo, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3174.4 years
William3080.9 years
Mary2283.7 years
George2180.3 years
James1873.8 years
Anna1885.0 years
Margaret1683.7 years
Charles1678.1 years
Frank1674.5 years
Helen1584.6 years
Most common last names in Marengo, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1983.0 years
Schafbuch1579.9 years
Slaymaker1377.5 years
Gorsch1280.7 years
Jacobs1274.1 years
Denzler1286.8 years
Olson1177.5 years
Rathjen1174.0 years
Brown1179.4 years
Simmons1179.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marengo, IA
  • 83.6%Utility gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marengo, IA
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 42.9%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Marengo compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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