North Washington, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 116 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 57  (49.3%)
Females: 59  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 50659

Estimated median household income in 2015: $48,566 (it was $38,542 in 2000)
North Washington:

$48,566
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $24,576 (it was $15,611 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $79,005 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
North Washington:

$79,005
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $143,668; Detached houses: $147,070; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,381; Mobile homes: $51,484

Median gross rent in 2015: $798.

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    • 11497.4%White alone
    • 32.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in North Washington: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (66.2%), Luxemburger (5.2%), Irish (3.9%), American (2.6%), Norwegian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/16/1904

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 591 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in North Washington:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Washington city:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 66.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

4 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America).

This city:

2.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $923 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $581 (0.8%)

North Washington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (43.3 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (131.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (257.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alta Vista, IA (2.4 miles ), Ionia, IA (2.5 miles ), Bassett, IA (2.5 miles) , New Hampton, IA (2.5 miles ), Elma, IA (3.0 miles ), Colwell, IA (3.1 miles) , Jacksonville, IA (3.2 miles) , Nashua, IA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 43.12 N, Longitude: 92.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

North Washington household income distribution North Washington home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+20.4%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Average climate in North Washington, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

North Washington-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the North Washington city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North Washington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% 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 251.5 miles away from the city center
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 400.3 miles away from North Washington center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 213.2 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 379.7 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 260.8 miles away from North Washington center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 358.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chickasaw County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near North Washington:

  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-NEW HAMPTON Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; NEW HAMPTON, IA)
  • CHICKASAW CO PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; NEW HAMPTON, IA)
  • NEW HAMPTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEW HAMPTON, IA)
  • COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELMA, IA)
  • COLONIAL MANOR OF ELMA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ELMA, IA)
  • CREST VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - CHARLES CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Washington:

  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 29 miles; Calmar, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 34 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 37 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 37 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 42 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 48 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Riverland Community College (about 49 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)

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Chickasaw 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 2015: 6.3%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Iowa average:

10.3

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Religion statistics for North Washington city (based on Chickasaw County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,2977
Mainline Protestant4,26414
Evangelical Protestant1,0286
Other11
None2,849-
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: 4
Chickasaw County:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Chickasaw County:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

11.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Chickasaw County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

10.8%
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 7$443
Totals for Government 0$0 7$443

North Washington government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,000 ($25.86)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($25.86)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($17.24)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($8.62)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($8.62)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($8.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($8.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($25.86)

North Washington government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($77.59)
    General Support: $2,000 ($17.24)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($103.45)
    Total General Sales: $6,000 ($51.72)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $27,000 ($232.76)

4.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
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 Bremer County, IA  0.72% ($31,000 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IA  0.54% ($29,630)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.46% ($29,783)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
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 Black Hawk County, IA  0.56% ($30,071 average AGI)
to Floyd County, IA  0.56% ($22,071)
to Bremer County, IA  0.32% ($32,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Washington:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Washington:

  • KCZE (95.1 FM; NEW HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCZQ (102.3 FM; CRESCO, IA; Owner: MEGA MEDIA, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around North Washington:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)

North Washington fatal accident list:

May 13, 2000 01:35 AM, 170th St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (88%)
  • Electricity (11%)

North Washington compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
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