Melcher-Dallas, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 1,273 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 556  (43.7%)
Females: 717  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50062, 50163.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,491 (it was $36,207 in 2000)
Melcher-Dallas:

$42,491
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,695 (it was $15,600 in 2000)

Melcher-Dallas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,601 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Melcher-Dallas:

$76,601
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $78,955; Detached houses: $79,680; Mobile homes: $61,263

Median gross rent in 2012: $601.

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Melcher-Dallas races chart
  • White alone - 1,250 (97.0%)
  • Hispanic - 27 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)

Races in Melcher-Dallas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Melcher-Dallas: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.4%), English (12.3%), Irish (9.4%), Dutch (8.5%), French (5.6%), Welsh (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/26/1986

Elevation: 945 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 1,272 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Melcher-Dallas:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melcher-Dallas city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa as of July 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Melcher-Dallas to the number of sex offenders is 1,283 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,207 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $857 (1.2%)

Melcher-Dallas satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (32.0 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (144.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (291.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lacona, IA (2.8 miles ), Williamson, IA (3.1 miles) , Knoxville, IA (3.1 miles ), Pleasantville, IA (3.4 miles ), Milo, IA (3.4 miles ), Sandyville, IA (3.5 miles) , Chariton, IA (3.9 miles ), Marysville, IA (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $161,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.23 N, Longitude: 93.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Melcher-Dallas household income distribution Melcher-Dallas home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-1.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Melcher-Dallas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Melcher-Dallas-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Melcher-Dallas city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 tornado 25.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melcher-Dallas-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 342.9 miles away from the city 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 328.7 miles away from Melcher-Dallas 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 343.8 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 225.9 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 367.1 miles away from Melcher-Dallas center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 371.2 miles away from the city 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 Marion County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melcher-Dallas topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Melcher-Dallas:

  • WEST RIDGE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KNOXVILLE, IA)
  • KNOXVILLE HOSPITAL & CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; KNOXVILLE, IA)
  • KNOXVILLE REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KNOXVILLE, IA)
  • QUALITY HOME CARE PROFESSIONAL (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; KNOXVILLE, IA)
  • GRACE HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; KNOXVILLE, IA)
  • PLEASANT CARE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PLEASANTVILLE, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; CHARITON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melcher-Dallas:

  • Drake University (about 34 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 39 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 46 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa State University (about 60 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Truman State University (about 80 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • University of Iowa (about 94 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 95 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)

Library in Melcher-Dallas:

  • MELCHER DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,761; Location: 10 NE CENTER ST; 7,737 books; 87 audio materials; 1,005 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Melcher-Dallas: Melcher (A), Melcher-Dallas Public Library (B), Melcher-Dallas City Hall (C), Melcher-Dallas Fire and Rescue Department (D), Melcher-Dallas Coal Mining and Heritage Museum (E), Melcher-Dallas Museum of Military History (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Melcher-Dallas include: Saint John Lutheran Church (A), Dallas Christian Church (B), New Hope United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Marion 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 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.6%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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:  67.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Melcher-Dallas compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Melcher-Dallas travel time to work - commute Melcher-Dallas mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Melcher-Dallas city (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.71%
Here: 56.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameReformed Church in AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents23.6%17.5%14.3%10.6%5.7%
Congregations9.5%11.1%20.6%4.8%3.2%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.3%4.2%3.5%11.6%
Congregations3.2%6.3%4.8%4.8%31.7%
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: 6
Marion County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Marion County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Marion County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
Iowa:

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

12.3%
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 1$3,805$45,6600$0
Other Government Administration 3$7,252$29,0080$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,765$21,1800$0
Police - Other 0$0 6$5,746
Streets and Highways 1$7,128$85,5360$0
Sewerage 1$4,168$50,0160$0
Water Supply 1$3,337$40,0440$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,138$37,6562$2,034
Totals for Government 9$30,593$40,7918$7,780

Melcher-Dallas government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $126,000 ($98.98)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($97.41)
    Water Utilities: $88,000 ($69.13)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($41.63)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($36.92)
    Fire Protection: $25,000 ($19.64)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($12.57)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($7.86)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($2.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($1.57)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($1.57)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($1.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($14.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $208,000 ($163.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($5.50)

Melcher-Dallas government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $136,000 ($106.83)
    All Other: $24,000 ($18.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $12,000 ($9.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($6.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($9.43)
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($5.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $108,000 ($84.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $104,000 ($81.70)
    Health & Hospitals: $40,000 ($31.42)
    General Support: $15,000 ($11.78)
  • Tax - Property: $185,000 ($145.33)
    Total General Sales: $34,000 ($26.71)
    NEC: $2,000 ($1.57)

Melcher-Dallas government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($109.98)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $359,000 ($282.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $102,000 ($80.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $207,000 ($162.61)
    Water Utilities: $132,000 ($103.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $50,000 ($39.28)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($6.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $492,000 ($386.49)

5.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
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 Polk County, IA  0.96% ($34,905 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.50% ($39,917)
from Jasper County, IA  0.36% ($43,909)


5.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
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 Polk County, IA  1.33% ($31,914 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.43% ($32,904)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.42% ($28,157)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melcher-Dallas:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KNIA (1320 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melcher-Dallas:

  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Melcher-Dallas:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
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