Mount Union, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.2%
 
Males: 37  (34.3%)
Females: 71  (65.7%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52644

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,085 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Mount Union:

$38,085
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,339 (it was $12,735 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,905 (it was $39,100 in 2000)
Mount Union:

$72,905
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $51,732; Detached houses: $48,397; In 2-unit structures: $159,365; Mobile homes: $5,795
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  • White alone - 103 (96.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (3.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Union: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.1%), Irish (11.8%), Swedish (11.8%), Slovak (10.2%), Italian (6.3%), United States (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/20/1904

Elevation: 726 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 972 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mount Union:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Union city:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:  9.1%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $669 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $750 (1.3%)

Mount Union satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (42.0 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (173.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (199.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Winfield, IA (2.3 miles ), Morning Sun, IA (2.8 miles ), New London, IA (3.0 miles ), Olds, IA (3.1 miles ), Mount Pleasant, IA (3.2 miles ), Mediapolis, IA (3.5 miles ), Crawfordsville, IA (3.7 miles ), Wapello, IA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 41.06 N, Longitude: 91.39 W

Area code: 319

Mount Union household income distribution Mount Union home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -35 (-21.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (28%)
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (21%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)

Average climate in Mount Union, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mount Union-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/25/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Mount Union city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1959, a category F3 tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Union-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 259.2 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 241.8 miles away from Mount Union 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 132.5 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 286.7 miles away from the city 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 286.9 miles away from Mount Union center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 259.5 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 Henry County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Leo Thomas Maher - Catholic bishop.

Hospitals and medical centers near Mount Union:

  • SUNRISE TERRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WINFIELD, IA)
  • MORNING SUN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MORNING SUN, IA)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • PLEASANT MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF CENTRAL IOWA-MT PLEASANT (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • HENRY COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - MOUNT PLEASANT (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)

Amtrak station near Mount Union:

  • 11 miles: MOUNT PLEASANT (418 N. ADAMS ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Union:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 21 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of Iowa (about 43 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 53 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 54 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 54 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 54 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Western Illinois University (about 56 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)

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Notable locations in Mount Union: Prairie Ag Cooperative Elevator (A), Farmers Co-op Grain Elevator (B), Mount Union Benefited Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Mount Union: United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Henry 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: 6.1%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Mount Union compared to Iowa state average:

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

Banks with branches in Mount Union (2011 data):

  • Iowa State Bank: Mount Union Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1940/08/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $75.6 mil, Deposits: $60.6 mil, headquarters in Wapello, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Morning Sun Bank Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Electricity (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Mount Union city (based on Henry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.36%
Here: 48.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Mennonite Church USA
Adherents25.1%13.9%10.2%8.8%8.3%
Congregations23.7%2.6%2.6%7.9%7.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents5.7%4.7%4.1%3.3%15.8%
Congregations2.6%2.6%2.6%2.6%44.7%
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
Henry County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Henry County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

28.0%
Iowa:

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

14.1%
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 14$765
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$64
Totals for Government 0$0 16$829

Mount Union government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $21,000 ($194.44)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($83.33)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($64.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($37.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($37.04)

Mount Union government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($101.85)
    General Support: $11,000 ($101.85)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($175.93)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,000 ($101.85)

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Des Moines County, IA  0.95% ($32,479 average AGI)
from Lee County, IA  0.45% ($34,912)
from Washington County, IA  0.33% ($23,640)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,866 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
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 Des Moines County, IA  0.71% ($26,943 average AGI)
to Johnson County, IA  0.39% ($35,828)
to Washington County, IA  0.39% ($129,724)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Union:

  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • KILJ (1130 AM; daytime; 0 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Union:

  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKMI (93.5 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Union:

  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA0EHI, Licensee ID: L00570958
    Grant Date: 09/17/2012, Expiration Date: 12/15/2022, Certifier: Kate F Byczek
    Registrant: Kate F Byczek, 2133 Racine Ave, Mount Union, IA 52644
  • Call Sign: KB0FNI
    Grant Date: 10/01/1991, Expiration Date: 10/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/02/2003
    Registrant: Mary P Johnson, Mount Union, IA 52644
  • Call Sign: NY0O, Previous Call Sign: WA0UAU, Licensee ID: L00393272
    Grant Date: 07/06/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Ben B Johnson, 301 S. Spearman, Mount Union, IA 52644
  • Call Sign: WB0TEY, Licensee ID: L00570957
    Grant Date: 09/17/2012, Expiration Date: 12/15/2022, Certifier: Robert T Byczek
    Registrant: Robert T Byczek, 2133 Racine Ave, Mount Union, IA 52644
  • Call Sign: KD0MYP, Licensee ID: L01601690
    Grant Date: 11/08/2010, Expiration Date: 11/08/2020, Certifier: Kelly B Turner
    Registrant: Kelly B Turner, 2563 190th St, Mount Union, IA 52644
  • Call Sign: KD0NJC, Licensee ID: L01612183
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 01/11/2021, Certifier: Randall L Nelson
    Registrant: Southeast Iowa Repeater Association, 2707 160th St, Mount Union, IA 52644

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