Olds, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 235 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 105  (44.8%)
Females: 130  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 52647, 52659.

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Estimated median household income in 2015: $51,782 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
Olds:

$51,782
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $22,672 (it was $13,760 in 2000)

Olds city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $84,272 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Olds:

$84,272
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $105,785; Detached houses: $106,674

Median gross rent in 2015: $574.

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  • Races in Olds, IA (2010)

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    • 22096.1%White alone
    • 41.7%American Indian alone
    • 31.3%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Black alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

Races in Olds detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Olds: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.8%), American (15.0%), Danish (15.0%), Canadian (3.7%), Swedish (3.7%), Welsh (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/12/1900

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 792 people per square mile   (low).

Olds,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Olds:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olds city:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

13 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 1.0% Europe, 1.0% North America).

This city:

6.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,205 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,302 (1.6%)

Olds satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (36.2 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (173.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (206.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Winfield, IA (2.4 miles ), Crawfordsville, IA (2.4 miles ), Wayland, IA (2.5 miles ), Coppock, IA (3.0 miles) , Mount Union, IA (3.1 miles) , Ainsworth, IA (3.3 miles ), Mount Pleasant, IA (3.4 miles ), Cotter, IA (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $62,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $95,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.13 N, Longitude: 91.55 W

Area code: 319

Olds household income distribution Olds home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +52 (+26.4%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (30%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Olds, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Olds-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Olds city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Olds-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 268.7 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 251.4 miles away from Olds 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 139.3 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 294.8 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 296.0 miles away from Olds 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 269.0 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, 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 Olds:

  • SUNRISE TERRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WINFIELD, IA)
  • PARKVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WAYLAND, IA)
  • PLEASANT MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF CENTRAL IOWA-MT PLEASANT (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • HENRY COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - MOUNT PLEASANT (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)

Amtrak station near Olds:

  • 12 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 Olds:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 30 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of Iowa (about 37 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 45 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 55 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 57 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 58 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Augustana College (about 58 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

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Notable locations in Olds: Prairie Ag Co-op Elevator (A), Olds Fire Department (B), Olds City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Olds include: Olds United Church of Christ (A), Dove Fellowship (B). Display/hide their locations 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 2015: 9.2%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
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:

7.9
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Olds city (based on Henry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,33422
Evangelical Protestant2,57223
Catholic1,0851
Other3313
None10,823-
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
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Olds:

41.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Olds:

37.6%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

29.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Olds:

15.1%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

49.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Olds:

77.9%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Olds, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,200
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$297
Sewerage 0$0 3$1,195
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,692

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($280.85)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($85.11)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($80.85)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($46.81)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($25.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($21.28)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($17.02)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($8.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($8.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($110.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $82,000 ($348.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($21.28)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $41,000 ($174.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($63.83)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($12.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $69,000 ($293.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($85.11)
    General Support: $3,000 ($12.77)
    All Other: $3,000 ($12.77)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($127.66)
    Total General Sales: $16,000 ($68.09)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $111,000 ($472.34)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $426,000 ($1812.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $421,000 ($1791.49)
    Water Utilities: $105,000 ($446.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($25.53)
    Other, NEC: $5,000 ($21.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $158,000 ($672.34)

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 Olds:

  • 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.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCII (1380 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KILJ (1130 AM; daytime; 0 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Olds:

  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Olds:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • 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)
  • K13MN (Channel 13; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)

Olds fatal accident list:

Apr 21, 1999 02:30 PM, Us-218, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • From Us Post Osc 2 Blks N Of 218 Then Gravel Rd 2 Blks W (Lat: 14.135278 Lon: -91.543611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPYV359, Licensee ID: L00025853
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.675 MHzGrant Date: 04/23/2004, Expiration Date: 10/23/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/25/2004, Certifier: Bob MikotaRegistrant: L W Service Company., 110 North \'E\' Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577, Phone: (641) 672-2589, Fax: (641) 673-9735, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0SAL, Licensee ID: L00965772, Grant Date: 01/14/2005, Expiration Date: 04/11/2015, Certifier: Fredric M Haberer, Registrant: Waco Amateur Radio Club, 201 W Third, Olds, IA 52647-0122
  • Call Sign: N0VXV, Licensee ID: L00638221, Grant Date: 03/08/2003, Expiration Date: 03/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2015, Registrant: Sheridan E Farley, Olds, IA 52647
  • Call Sign: N0ZAG, Licensee ID: L00729387, Grant Date: 08/12/2003, Expiration Date: 10/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2015, Registrant: Maria M Haberer, 201 W 3rd, Olds, IA 52647

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 310J (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2220 , Serial Number: 310J0029, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David D Baker, Po Box 215, Olds, IA 52647, Other Owners: Deborah L Baker

Most common first names in Olds, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Harold481.5 years
Arthur282.5 years
John288.0 years
Marjorie275.0 years
Most common last names in Olds, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1080.8 years
Alvine586.2 years
Lee475.3 years
Johnson378.0 years
Roth374.4 years
Deyarma292.9 years
Hauenstein270.1 years
Barquist275.9 years
Fenton290.0 years
Butcher278.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Olds compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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