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Population in 2012: 165 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.2%
 

Males: 83  (50.7%)
Females: 82  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  46.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50566

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,352 (it was $43,750 in 2000)
Moorland:

$31,352
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,668

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,137 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Moorland:

$74,137
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $71,667; Detached houses: $71,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $559.

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  • White alone - 165 (97.6%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Moorland: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.7%), Irish (15.5%), Norwegian (12.6%), United States (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (5.7%), Swedish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/6/1902

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 165 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Moorland:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moorland city:

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $833 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $633 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (44.4 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (120.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (341.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Callender, IA (2.3 miles ), Barnum, IA (2.4 miles) , Fort Dodge, IA (2.7 miles ), Otho, IA (2.7 miles ), Somers, IA (2.9 miles) , Knierim, IA (2.9 miles) , Coalville, IA (2.9 miles ), Clare, IA (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 94.29 W

Area code: 515

Moorland household income distribution Moorland home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -82 (-29.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (20%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (4%)


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Tornado activity:

Moorland-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 204% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Moorland city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 7.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Webster County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, 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 Moorland:

  • FRIENDSHIP HAVEN, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • TRINITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF FORT DODGE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moorland:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 6 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Iowa State University (about 44 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Buena Vista University (about 49 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 60 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 67 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 94 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 101 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

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Notable locations in Moorland: New Cooperative Incorporated Elevator (A), Moorland (B), Mooreland Fire Department (C), Moorland City Community Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Moorland include: Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (A), Congregational Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Our Lady of Good Council Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Moorland: Moorland Pond Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Webster 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 2012: 13.4%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Moorland, IA

Moorland compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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 significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Moorland travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Moorland city (based on Webster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.08%
Here61.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.2%20.5%15.8%14.5%4.4%
Congregations12.7%20.6%17.5%9.5%3.2%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of Christ The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.3%1.7%1.7%6.7%
Congregations3.2%3.2%3.2%4.8%22.2%
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: 7
Webster County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Webster County:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

28.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
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$166
Water Supply 0$0 2$900
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,066


4.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
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 Hamilton County, IA  0.38% ($37,170 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, IA  0.37% ($29,667)
from Humboldt County, IA  0.27% ($9,054)


5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
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 Polk County, IA  0.58% ($36,333 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, IA  0.42% ($30,305)
to Story County, IA  0.27% ($36,526)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moorland:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moorland:

  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Moorland:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Daryl Carlson, 2358 Dakota Ave (Lat: 42.442750 Lon: -94.334694), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 2358 Dakota Ave (Lat: 42.442750 Lon: -94.334694), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 1327 240th Rd (Lat: 42.442750 Lon: -94.334694), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 1327 240th Rd (Lat: 42.442750 Lon: -94.334694), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, Rr 1 Roelyn (Lat: 42.413861 Lon: -94.357444), Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WNES939
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.012 MHz, 928.012 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/16/2002, Expiration Date: 07/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2012
    Registrant: Phone: (515) 432-8602

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0THO, Licensee ID: L00539427
    Grant Date: 04/14/2005, Expiration Date: 07/08/2015, Certifier: David Gilbody
    Registrant: David Gilbody, 517 2nd St, Moorland, IA 50566
  • Call Sign: KC0AWR, Licensee ID: L00768414
    Grant Date: 03/02/2007, Expiration Date: 05/07/2017, Certifier: Steven T Gilbody
    Registrant: Steven T Gilbody, 517 2nd St, Moorland, IA 50566
  • Call Sign: WA0OGK, Licensee ID: L01032774
    Grant Date: 06/23/2005, Expiration Date: 06/23/2015
    Registrant: Ward G Roberts, 318 Hwy 20 West, Moorland, IA 50566
  • Call Sign: WB0YWW, Licensee ID: L01483495
    Grant Date: 04/17/2009, Expiration Date: 07/12/2019, Certifier: Robert L Burris
    Registrant: Robert L Burris, 1027 Grand Ave, Moorland, IA 50566
  • Call Sign: KE5QLS, Licensee ID: L01322565
    Grant Date: 09/11/2007, Expiration Date: 09/11/2017, Certifier: Debora K Whitely
    Registrant: Debora K Whitely, 517 2nd St, Moorland, IA 50566
  • Call Sign: KD0VCW, Licensee ID: L01781680
    Grant Date: 04/17/2013, Expiration Date: 04/17/2023, Certifier: Scott E Burris
    Registrant: Scott E Burris, 1017 Grand Ave, Moorland, IA 50566

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: OLSON B D/OLSON D W BDO 18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42940 , Serial Number: 21901, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/2005
    Registrant (Partnership): Bernard D Olson, 1469 250th St, Moorland, IA 50566, Other Owners: David W Olson
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5343Z , Serial Number: 22-9059, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 04/10/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry A Wesley, 2507 Hayes Ave, Moorland, IA 50566
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6952B , Serial Number: 22-4232, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 07/19/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry A Wesley, 2507 Hayes Ave, Moorland, IA 50566
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 92457 , Serial Number: 16927, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): William A Nesler, Rfd, Moorland, IA 50566


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