Numa, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 88 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.3%
 
Males: 40  (46.4%)
Females: 48  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

48.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 52544

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,510 (it was $26,625 in 2000)
Numa:

$39,510
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,621 (it was $15,694 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $54,482 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Numa:

$54,482
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $77,402; detached houses: $96,446; mobile homes: $24,902
March 2019 cost of living index in Numa: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.0%
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Numa, Iowa as of November 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Numa is 69 to 1.


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Ancestries: Croatian (30.3%), American (24.2%), Italian (24.2%), English (12.1%), Scotch-Irish (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/9/1909

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 198 people per square mile   (very low).

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3 residents are foreign born (2.8% Asia).

This city:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Numa city:

0.7% ($207)
Iowa:

1.3% ($1,077)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (71.0 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (139.3 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (286.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cincinnati, IA (2.2 miles ),
Plano, IA (2.5 miles),
Centerville, IA (2.5 miles ),
Mystic, IA (2.6 miles ),
Seymour, IA (2.7 miles ),
Exline, IA (2.8 miles),
Rathbun, IA (3.1 miles),
Promise City, IA (3.1 miles)

Latitude: 40.69 N, Longitude: 92.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Distribution of median household income in Numa, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Numa, IA in 2017

Numa satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

2.8%

Average climate in Numa, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 17.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

5.56

Tornado activity:

Numa-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Numa city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 19.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Numa-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 312.3 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 299.9 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 305.8 miles away from Numa center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 332.1 miles away from Numa 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 334.8 miles away from the city 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 313.3 miles away from Numa 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 Appanoose County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, 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 Numa:

  • GOLDEN AGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • GOLDEN AGE SKILLED NURSING AND R (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • APPANOOSE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER - CENTERVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • CENTERVILLE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • CENTERVILLE NURSING AND REHAB CE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • PUTNAM COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; UNIONVILLE, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Numa:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 40 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 41 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Drake University (about 73 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 78 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 92 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 96 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Iowa State University (about 100 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)

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Appanoose County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

13.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Numa:

Marital status in Numa, IA
  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 26.7%

For population 25 years and over in Numa:

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Numa, IA (based on Appanoose County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,20512
Evangelical Protestant1,67920
Catholic1,0941
Other1061
None7,803-
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: 6
This county:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Appanoose County:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Appanoose County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Appanoose County:

15.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Numa:

41.3%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Numa:

42.8%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Numa:

29.8
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Numa:

30.3%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Numa:

22.7%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Numa:

7.2
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

38.9%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

51.6%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Numa:

86.1%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Numa, IA Residents
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 4$230
Totals for Government 0$0 4$230

Numa government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,000 ($79.55)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($68.18)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($22.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($22.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($22.73)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($22.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($11.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($11.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($34.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,000 ($34.09)

Numa government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($79.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($68.18)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($125.00)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,000 ($79.55)

Numa government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,000 ($840.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,000 ($784.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,000 ($56.82)

Numa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,000 ($818.18)

Strongest AM radio stations in Numa:

  • KCOG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KCOG, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPSN (1590 AM; 3 kW; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Numa:

  • KMGO (98.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KMGO, INC.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Numa:

  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.2mTotal length
  • 560Total average daily traffic
  • 560Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Numa, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Numa, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Booster Station 2 .25 Mi W .25 Mi S (Lat: 40.681944 Lon: -92.984917), Call Sign: WCJ217, Licensee ID: L00101556,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/30/2022, Registrant: Rathbun Regional Water Assn Inc, Rr 3, Centerville, IA 52544, Phone: (515) 647-2416

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W9LIB, Licensee ID: L00158149, Grant Date: 12/23/2014, Expiration Date: 03/08/2025, Certifier: Stanley P Vruble Jr, Registrant: Stanley P Vruble Jr, 17293 Highway J46, Numa, IA 52544-8720
  • Call Sign: WA0RHA, Licensee ID: L00158151, Grant Date: 06/29/2004, Expiration Date: 08/11/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2016, Registrant: Carl C Micetich, 301 Main Street North, Numa, IA 52544

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Numa, IA
  • 76.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.2%Electricity
  • 3.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Numa, IA
  • 42.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.6%Electricity
  • 28.6%Wood


Numa 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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