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Population in 2012: 111 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.9%
 

Males: 58  (53.0%)
Females: 53  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  41.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52563

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,313 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Martinsburg:

$55,313
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,209

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,476 (it was $36,000 in 2000)
Martinsburg:

$56,476
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,589; Detached houses: $69,936; Mobile homes: $11,778

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  • White alone - 111 (99.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Martinsburg: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.8%), Irish (22.4%), English (9.5%), Welsh (7.2%), Danish (6.1%), French (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/30/1887

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 294 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Martinsburg:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Martinsburg city:

  • Never married: 12.8%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $369 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (50.1 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (189.7 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (241.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hedrick, IA (1.7 miles ), Hayesville, IA (2.4 miles) , Ollie, IA (2.9 miles ), Packwood, IA (3.0 miles ), Fremont, IA (3.1 miles ), Delta, IA (3.3 miles ), Sigourney, IA (3.3 miles ), Agency, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.18 N, Longitude: 92.25 W

Area code: 641

Martinsburg household income distribution Martinsburg home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-18.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (24%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Personal appearance workers (13%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)


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Tornado activity:

Martinsburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/20/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Martinsburg city center injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.5 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Keokuk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Martinsburg:

  • MANOR HOUSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SIGOURNEY, IA)
  • SIGOURNEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SIGOURNEY, IA)
  • ST JOSEPH HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)

Amtrak station near Martinsburg:

  • 14 miles: OTTUMWA (210 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Martinsburg:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 13 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • University of Iowa (about 50 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 60 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 62 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Truman State University (about 71 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Drake University (about 79 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 81 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)

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Churches in Martinsburg include: Martinsburg United Methodist Church (A), Full Gospel Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Keokuk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.5. This is worse than average.
City:

39.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 20.6. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.6
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.1. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.1
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.7%
(28.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 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:  10.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Martinsburg compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 above 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


Martinsburg travel time to work - commute


Martinsburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Martinsburg city (based on Keokuk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.70%
Here54.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Friends (Quakers)
Adherents36.7%29.4%13.2%7.5%5.1%
Congregations10.8%32.4%16.2%10.8%10.8%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the BrethrenLutheran ChurchChristian UnionOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.6%1.1%1.4%
Congregations5.4%2.7%2.7%2.7%5.4%
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: 4
Keokuk County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Keokuk County:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Keokuk County:

26.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
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 1$225
Totals for Government 0$0 1$225

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($135.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($54.05)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($27.03)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($18.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($18.02)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.01)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($36.04)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($45.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($90.09)
    General Support: $2,000 ($18.02)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($81.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($261.26)

5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Washington County, IA  0.72% ($32,345 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.69% ($32,357)
from Wapello County, IA  0.55% ($30,136)


6.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,127 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
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 Mahaska County, IA  0.81% ($30,303 average AGI)
to Wapello County, IA  0.71% ($23,724)
to Iowa County, IA  0.59% ($33,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Martinsburg:

  • 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.)
  • KBIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLEE (1480 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, 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 Martinsburg:

  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWA (92.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKN (104.3 FM; ELDON, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K201CJ (88.1 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K205CA (88.9 FM; OTTUMWA, ETC., IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Martinsburg:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • K23CI (Channel 23; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K25DE (Channel 25; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K27CV (Channel 27; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

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