Melvin, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 207 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.8%
 
Males: 99  (48.0%)
Females: 108  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  48.9 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51350.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,541 (it was $27,750 in 2000)
Melvin:

$34,541
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,585 (it was $17,827 in 2000)

Melvin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,166 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Melvin:

$47,166
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $399.

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  • Races in Melvin, IA (2010)

    Melvin races chart
    • 20997.7%White alone
    • 31.4%Hispanic
    • 20.9%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Melvin: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.5%), Irish (11.0%), Dutch (10.2%), Norwegian (9.0%), United States (3.5%), English (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 1582 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,196 people per square mile   (low).

Melvin,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Melvin:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melvin city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $639 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $591 (1.3%)

Melvin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (59.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (141.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (415.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sanborn, IA (2.8 miles ), Ashton, IA (3.1 miles ), Ocheyedan, IA (3.1 miles ), Hartley, IA (3.1 miles ), Sibley, IA (3.3 miles ), Archer, IA (3.7 miles) , Primghar, IA (3.7 miles ), Harris, IA (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 43.29 N, Longitude: 95.61 W

Area code: 712

Melvin household income distribution Melvin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Melvin, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Melvin-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.1 miles away from the Melvin city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melvin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% 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 166.2 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 200.5 miles away from Melvin 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 170.1 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 168.6 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 147.8 miles away from Melvin center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.7 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 Osceola County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Melvin:

  • PRAIRIE VIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SANBORN, IA)
  • OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • COUNTRY VIEW MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVI (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • PRIMGHAR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)
  • PRIMGHAR REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melvin:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 40 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 49 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 63 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 68 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 76 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 82 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 91 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Library in Melvin:

  • MELVIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $14,073; Location: 232 MAIN ST; 8,311 books; 360 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 12 other licensed databases; 28 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Melvin: Sanborn Co-op Grain Company Elevator (A), Osceola County Ambulance Service Melvin Division (B), Melvin Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Melvin include: Methodist Church (A), American Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Osceola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Melvin compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Melvin (2011 data):

  • Melvin Savings Bank: at 260 Main Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $56.1 mil, Deposits: $45.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Benz Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Melvin city (based on Osceola County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,86212
Evangelical Protestant9388
Catholic8352
None1,827-
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: 3
Osceola County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Osceola County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

12.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Osceola County:

27.1%
Iowa:

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

15.1%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$700
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$954
Local Libraries 0$0 2$320
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,974

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($101.45)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($82.13)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($62.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($43.48)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($43.48)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($33.82)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($28.99)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($24.15)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($14.49)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($14.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($9.66)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $18,000 ($86.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($43.48)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($28.99)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($9.66)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($4.83)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($4.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($106.28)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($43.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,000 ($101.45)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($33.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($125.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($91.79)
    General Support: $10,000 ($48.31)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($140.10)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($9.66)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $217,000 ($1048.31)

4.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
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 O'Brien County, IA  0.74% ($21,474 average AGI)


6.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
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 O'Brien County, IA  0.99% ($22,577 average AGI)
to Dickinson County, IA  0.61% ($56,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melvin:

  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • 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)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KIWA (1550 AM; 1 kW; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melvin:

  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KJIA (88.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Melvin:

  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Melvin fatal accident list:

Apr 26, 1978 11:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Jct L50 & A48 1 Mi W And 2 1/8 Mi N W Side Of Rd (Lat: 43.319417 Lon: -95.625833), Call Sign: KNFX691, Licensee ID: L00522077
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/15/2002, Expiration Date: 06/22/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2012
    Registrant: Ron Schultz And Sons Inc, 2335 Sorrel Ave, Melvin, IA 51350, Phone: (712) 736-2515
  • 1 1/2 Mi W 3 Mi N On Hwy 59 (Lat: 43.330528 Lon: -95.643056), Call Sign: KNBB779
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.150 MHz, 451.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/2012, Expiration Date: 09/22/2022
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communcations Co, 1115 Cross St, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (712) 262-2448, Fax: (712) 262-4039
  • Lat: 43.287028 Lon: -95.609417, Call Sign: WPYQ245
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.890 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/2003, Expiration Date: 09/26/2013, Certifier: Charles Benz
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties Inc, 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0FUV, Licensee ID: L00844516
    Grant Date: 04/09/2004, Expiration Date: 06/29/2014, Certifier: Douglas L Karnes
    Registrant: Douglas L Karnes, 117 N Street, Melvin, IA 51350
  • Call Sign: WB0IAX
    Grant Date: 10/18/1994, Expiration Date: 10/18/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2006
    Registrant: Ronald H Houghtaling, 359 Center St Box 144, Melvin, IA 51350

Most common first names in Melvin, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry1080.1 years
George686.2 years
Otto676.7 years
Harold574.2 years
Arthur577.0 years
Grace590.4 years
Clarence481.7 years
Helen485.0 years
Albert372.7 years
Ida390.3 years
Most common last names in Melvin, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Graves1286.9 years
Benz1283.6 years
Knock779.4 years
Klatt677.2 years
Brandt569.2 years
Jobes580.4 years
Mohlenkamp572.0 years
Riecks576.8 years
Dickman486.8 years
Griese480.0 years

Businesses in Melvin, IA

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Melvin on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Engineers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #86 (51350) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries"
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