Matlock, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 87 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.8%
 
Males: 37  (43.0%)
Females: 50  (57.0%)
Median resident age:

53.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 51201, 51244.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $75,173 (it was $36,750 in 2000)
Matlock:

$75,173
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,808 (it was $17,448 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,008 (it was $44,600 in 2000)
Matlock:

$86,008
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $208,448; detached houses: $211,917; townhouses or other attached units: $208,165; in 2-unit structures: $201,629; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,293; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,244; mobile homes: $48,098

Median gross rent in 2019: $776.

March 2019 cost of living index in Matlock: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 1.9%
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Matlock, Iowa as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Matlock is 71 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (75.8%), Dutch (9.7%), Irish (6.5%), English (3.2%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/5/1897

Elevation: 1397 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 230 people per square mile   (very low).

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4 residents are foreign born (3.7% Asia, 3.7% North America).

This city:

3.7%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $624 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $749 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (44.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (137.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (431.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Boyden, IA (2.2 miles ),
Sheldon, IA (2.5 miles ),
George, IA (2.8 miles ),
Ashton, IA (2.9 miles ),
Hull, IA (3.3 miles ),
Hospers, IA (3.5 miles ),
Archer, IA (3.6 miles),
Little Rock, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 43.24 N, Longitude: 95.93 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Matlock, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Matlock, IA in 2019

Matlock satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

1.5%
Iowa:

3.1%

Average climate in Matlock, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Matlock-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.8 miles away from the Matlock city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Matlock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 180% greater 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 167.9 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 186.2 miles away from Matlock center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.3 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 169.1 miles away from Matlock 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 132.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 474.5 miles away from Matlock center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sioux County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Matlock:

  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • SANFORD SHELDON MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • PLEASANT ACRES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HULL, IA)
  • OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • COUNTRY VIEW MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVI (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matlock:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 49 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • Buena Vista University (about 56 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 57 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 57 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 60 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 85 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Dakota State University (about 86 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

Points of interest:

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Sioux County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.6%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Matlock:

Marital status in Matlock, IA
  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 73.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Matlock:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Matlock, IA (based on Sioux County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,31632
Evangelical Protestant12,98841
Catholic2,4716
Other1-
None4,928-
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: 9
Sioux County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Sioux County:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Sioux County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sioux County:

24.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sioux County:

15.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 7$1,885
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,885

Matlock government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($160.92)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($57.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($57.47)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($57.47)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($34.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($22.99)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($11.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($11.49)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($11.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($11.49)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($22.99)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,000 ($34.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($11.49)

Matlock government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($68.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($126.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($80.46)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($264.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,000 ($137.93)

Matlock government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,000 ($896.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,000 ($724.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000 ($172.41)

Matlock government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $66,000 ($758.62)

3.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
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 Lyon County, IA  0.35% ($78,366 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.30% ($38,472)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.29% ($64,543)


4.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to O'Brien County, IA  0.48% ($44,772 average AGI)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.40% ($39,646)
to Lyon County, IA  0.31% ($48,595)

Strongest AM radio stations in Matlock:

  • KIWA (1550 AM; 1 kW; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Matlock:

  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Matlock:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 174ft / 53.0mTotal length
  • 3,270Total average daily traffic
  • 288Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,270Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Matlock, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81900-1909
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Matlock, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1.25 Mi E 1/8 Mi S (Lat: 43.243028 Lon: -95.901417), Call Sign: KUV812,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.640 MHz, 155.790 MHz, Grant Date: 11/11/2014, Expiration Date: 02/06/2025, Registrant: Iowa State Patrol Communications, 5912 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313, Phone: (515) 281-3175, Fax: (515) 281-6761, Email:
  • 1 Mi W 1 Mi S (Lat: 43.229972 Lon: -95.961417), Call Sign: KNEV890, Licensee ID: L00030197,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.025 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/2003, Expiration Date: 02/03/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2013, Registrant: Orval Uden, 2881 Kiwi Ave, Sheldon, IA 51201, Phone: (712) 738-2581
  • 1.75 Mi W 1.5 Mi S (Lat: 43.215250 Lon: -95.960028), Call Sign: WRQ521,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.000 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/2005, Expiration Date: 04/19/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/20/2015, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Matlock, IA
  • 85.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.5%Electricity
  • 2.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Matlock, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Matlock compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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