Oelwein, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 6,261 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.4%
 
Males: 3,028  (48.4%)
Females: 3,233  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50662.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,251 (it was $27,347 in 2000)
Oelwein:

$37,251
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,659 (it was $17,502 in 2000)

Oelwein city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,128 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Oelwein:

$66,128
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $79,264; Detached houses: $81,109; Townhouses or other attached units: $96,532; In 2-unit structures: $85,884; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,263; Mobile homes: $20,194

Median gross rent in 2012: $510.

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  • White alone - 6,022 (93.9%)
  • Hispanic - 184 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 100 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 59 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 37 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oelwein: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.1%), Irish (13.3%), English (10.3%), United States (6.7%), Norwegian (4.3%), Dutch (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/29/1887

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 4.79 square miles.

Population density: 1,306 people per square mile   (low).

Oelwein,IA real estate house value index trend

Oelwein, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Oelwein:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oelwein city:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Oelwein, Iowa as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oelwein to the number of sex offenders is 335 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,050 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $797 (1.4%)

Oelwein satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (25.4 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (130.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (224.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hazleton, IA (2.0 miles ), Stanley, IA (2.4 miles) , Maynard, IA (2.6 miles ), Fairbank, IA (2.7 miles ), Westgate, IA (2.7 miles ), Aurora, IA (3.2 miles) , Fayette, IA (3.6 miles ), Randalia, IA (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,800
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.68 N, Longitude: 91.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +162 (+2.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,509 (54.1%)

Area code: 319

Oelwein household income distribution Oelwein home values distribution

Crime rates in Oelwein by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.015.70.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00354710240
per 100,000 0.00.045.676.762.7109.315.90.033.266.80.0
Robberies 00001110000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.015.715.615.90.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0591591262152325
per 100,000 0.074.4136.9230.0141.1187.495.633.0249.2384.3387.7
Burglaries 47626954871021844443825
per 100,000 703.1923.21049.4828.11364.11592.5286.9725.6731.0634.9387.7
Thefts 6711916494737453519510494
per 100,000 1002.21771.92494.31441.51144.61155.3844.9841.01578.31737.71457.6
Auto thefts 274276537135
per 100,000 29.9104.260.830.7109.893.779.749.5116.3217.277.5
Arson 10102002101
per 100,000 15.00.015.20.031.40.00.033.016.60.015.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 95.0164.4250.7233.5274.0305.3100.498.4207.2271.0175.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Oelwein detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Iowa average:

1.72
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -247 (-3.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Oelwein: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oelwein, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oelwein, Iowa average temperatures Oelwein, Iowa average precipitation Oelwein, Iowa humidity Oelwein, Iowa wind speed Oelwein, Iowa snowfall Oelwein, Iowa sunshine Oelwein, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Oelwein-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Oelwein city center killed 5 people and injured 156 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 28.0 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oelwein-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% 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 360.8 miles away from the city 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 176.2 miles away from Oelwein 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 340.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 291.0 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 390.8 miles away from Oelwein 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 360.6 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 Fayette County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oelwein topographic map

Birthplace of: Dick Wagner - Musician, Dick Woodson - Baseball player, Roger Thomas (Iowa politician) - Politician, Anne O'Neal - WNBA player (Sacramento Monarchs, born: Dec 8, 1981).

Hospitals and medical centers in Oelwein:

  • MERCY HOSPITAL OF FRANCISCAN SISTERS-OELWEIN (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 201 EIGHTH AVENUE SE)
  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE (16 FIRST STREET SW)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (800 FIFTH STREET SE)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL OF THE FRANCISCAN SISTERS (201 EIGHTH AVENUE SE)
  • OELWEIN HEALTH CARE CENTER (600 SEVENTH STREET SE)

Airports and heliports located in Oelwein:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oelwein:

  • Upper Iowa University (about 13 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,275)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 28 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 30 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 35 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 45 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 55 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 70 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

Public high school in Oelwein:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oelwein:

Private elementary/middle school in Oelwein:

  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 601 1ST AVE SW; Grades: PK - 6)
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Library in Oelwein:

  • OELWEIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $257,407; Location: 201 E CHARLES ST; 43,146 books; 1,295 audio materials; 1,651 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 108 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Oelwein: Oelwein (A), Oelwein Community Plaza (B), Oelwein Elevator Company Elevator (C), Hub City Heritage Railway Museum (D), Oelwein Area Historical Society Museum (E), Oelwein Fire Department (F), Oelwein Police Department (G), Oelwein City Hall (H), Oelwein Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oelwein include: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Christ United Presbyterian Church (B), Zion American Lutheran Church (C), Peace Lutheran Church (D), Church of Christ - West Side (E), Sacred Heart Church (F), Grace United Methodist Church (G), Faith Baptist Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakdale Cemetery (1), Woodlawn Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Delwein Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Oelwein include: Red Gate Park (1), Wings Park (2), Levin Park (3), Delwein City Park (4), Reedy Park (5), Orville Christophel Park (6), Platt Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Yankee Inn Hotel- Restaurant & Lounge (600 N Frederick Ave), Park View Motel (2508 South Frederick Avenue), Super 8 Motel (210 10th Street Southeast).

Court: Iowa State - Juvenile Court Services- Oelwein (15 East Charles Street).

Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 54.3. This is better than average.

City:

54.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oelwein and their reported violations in the past:

DELAWARE MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY (Address: 121 7th ST SE , Population served: 159, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
LAKE SHORE RESORTS CLUB INC (Address: 1418 Q AVE , Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-28-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-28-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-09-2014), St Formal NOV issued (APR-09-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-21-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.2%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.8% for Black residents, 34.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 77.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
156 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Oelwein in 2000:

  • 153 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 36 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Oelwein, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Oelwein compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Oelwein (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: 25 North Frederick Street Branch at 25 North Frederick Street, branch established on 1946/01/26. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Community Bank of Oelwein: Community Bank Of Oelwein at 150 1st Street, S.E., branch established on 1998/10/01. Info updated 2006/06/08: Bank assets: $79.3 mil, Deposits: $71.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First Belmond Bancorporation
  • Fidelity Bank & Trust: Oelwein Branch at 201 South Frederick Avenue, branch established on 2001/07/20. Info updated 2011/07/27: Bank assets: $560.1 mil, Deposits: $452.8 mil, headquarters in Dubuque, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Oelwein travel time to work - commute Oelwein mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oelwein city (based on Fayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.78%
Here: 75.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents34.1%32.4%14.1%5.5%5.0%
Congregations12.5%19.6%25.0%7.1%7.1%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANorth American Baptist ConferenceChristian Churches and Churches of Christ The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%1.3%1.2%0.9%2.9%
Congregations3.6%1.8%3.6%3.6%16.1%
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: 2
Fayette County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Fayette County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

28.2%
Iowa:

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

15.9%
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 7$29,847$51,1662$1,502
Police Protection - Officers 11$45,650$49,8001$651
Police - Other 5$19,115$45,8763$1,060
Firefighters 2$9,939$59,6340$0
Streets and Highways 6$23,300$46,6000$0
Health 0$0 18$3,848
Sewerage 4$14,685$44,0550$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,802$45,6240$0
Water Supply 3$12,507$50,0280$0
Local Libraries 3$8,372$33,4887$4,057
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,975
Totals for Government 42$167,217$47,77634$13,093

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $88,000 ($14.06)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($7.99)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($1.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $564,000 ($90.08)
    Water Utilities: $470,000 ($75.07)
    General - Other: $415,000 ($66.28)
    Sewerage: $358,000 ($57.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $317,000 ($50.63)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $306,000 ($48.87)
    Regular Highways: $282,000 ($45.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $224,000 ($35.78)
    Health Services - Other: $214,000 ($34.18)
    Fire Protection: $136,000 ($21.72)
    Libraries: $136,000 ($21.72)
    Financial Administration: $112,000 ($17.89)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($5.43)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($3.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($2.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $165,000 ($26.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $167,000 ($26.67)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($6.07)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($4.95)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($3.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($1.28)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($0.80)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,608,000 ($256.83)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $612,000 ($97.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $273,000 ($43.60)
    All Other: $260,000 ($41.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $113,000 ($18.05)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $51,000 ($8.15)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($0.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $28,000 ($4.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $170,000 ($27.15)
    General Revenue, NEC: $95,000 ($15.17)
    Special Assessments: $64,000 ($10.22)
    Rents: $23,000 ($3.67)
    Property Sale Other: $8,000 ($1.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $380,000 ($60.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $536,000 ($85.61)
    All Other: $175,000 ($27.95)
    General Support: $146,000 ($23.32)
  • Tax - Property: $1,664,000 ($265.77)
    Total General Sales: $441,000 ($70.44)
    NEC: $76,000 ($12.14)

Oelwein government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,096,000 ($494.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,611,000 ($417.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $485,000 ($77.46)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,095,000 ($654.05)

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Buchanan County, IA  0.61% ($30,468 average AGI)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.59% ($23,783)
from Linn County, IA  0.36% ($24,179)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,998 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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  0.75% ($39,414 average AGI)
to Buchanan County, IA  0.63% ($32,184)
to Bremer County, IA  0.41% ($29,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oelwein:

  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oelwein:

  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)

TV broadcast stations around Oelwein:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Oelwein, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8
See more detailed statistics of Oelwein fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oelwein)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Oelwein, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oelwein)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7BCM (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2558E , Serial Number: 7AC-6141, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/21/1956
    Registrant (Individual): James D Tuchscherer, 12 7th St Nw, Oelwein, IA 50662
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32101 , Serial Number: 28-7505024, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Charles R Smith, 6705 T Ave, Oelwein, IA 50662
  • Aircraft: MERCHANT JERRY SPORT TRAINER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4381 , Serial Number: 2000, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Charles R Smith, 6705 T Ave, Oelwein, IA 50662
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER SPORT II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 75488 , Serial Number: 2613, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 11/24/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Ken A Woodraska, 1215 2nd St Ne, Oelwein, IA 50662
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8248Y , Serial Number: 5120, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Larry E Lundry, 1006 7th Ave Ne, Oelwein, IA 50662
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8875W , Serial Number: 28-10432, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 06/17/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Greg Bryan, 1302 Outer Rd, Oelwein, IA 50662

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 53
  • Hazardous Condition: 55
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Oelwein

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oelwein, IA
Most common first names in Oelwein, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert6774.5 years
John6576.5 years
Mary6279.5 years
William6079.0 years
Helen3781.2 years
Harold3777.5 years
Margaret3379.9 years
George3180.4 years
Dorothy3078.6 years
James2973.2 years
Most common last names in Oelwein, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4580.5 years
Miller2479.1 years
Fox2277.8 years
Johnson2081.0 years
Davis1980.9 years
Moore1880.3 years
King1778.3 years
Jensen1583.6 years
Chapman1577.9 years
Bennett1481.3 years
Businesses in Oelwein, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS1
Lane Furniture1

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