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Osceola County

Population in 2012: 206 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.2%
 

Males: 100  (48.6%)
Females: 106  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  51.1 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 51350.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $29,391 (it was $27,750 in 2000)
Melvin:

$29,391
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $22,540

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $42,524 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Melvin:

$42,524
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $37,637; Detached houses: $37,637

Median gross rent in 2011: $332.

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  • White alone - 209 (97.7%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Melvin: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (42.1%), Dutch (11.3%), United States (10.9%), Irish (9.4%), English (5.6%), Norwegian (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 1582 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 1190 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Melvin:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melvin city:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

0 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.0%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $607 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $420 (1.2%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (40%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Melvin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 160% 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.

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: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Melvin:

  • OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • BAUM HARMON MERCY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; PRIMGHAR, IA)
  • SANFORD SHELDON MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; SHELDON, IA)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melvin:

  • Buena Vista University (about 49 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 68 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 76 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 81 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 91 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • South Dakota State University (about 93 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • South Central College (about 100 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)

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 2011: 7.0%

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

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Melvin compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

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Religion statistics for Melvin (based on Osceola County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.09%
Here79.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents19.2%15.4%14.8%12.9%37.7%
Congregations9.5%9.5%9.5%19.0%52.4%
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: 3
Osceola County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

12.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Osceola County:

27.1%
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 2$1,575
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,595
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,066
Totals for Government 0$0 4$4,236

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($101.94)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($82.52)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($63.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($43.69)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($43.69)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($33.98)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($29.13)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($24.27)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($14.56)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($14.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($9.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $18,000 ($87.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($43.69)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($29.13)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($9.71)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($4.85)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($4.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($106.80)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($43.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,000 ($101.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($33.98)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($126.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($92.23)
    General Support: $10,000 ($48.54)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($140.78)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($9.71)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $217,000 ($1053.40)

5.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
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 Dickinson County, IA  0.88% ($23,864 average AGI)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.76% ($13,895)
from Lyon County, IA  0.40% ($26,800)


6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
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 Dickinson County, IA  0.92% ($44,609 average AGI)
to O'Brien County, IA  0.84% ($32,619)

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

  • La-Z-Boy: 1


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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