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Population in 2012: 2,945 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 

Males: 1,447  (49.1%)
Females: 1,498  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51040.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,512 (it was $34,796 in 2000)
Onawa:

$34,512
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,641

Onawa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,557 (it was $59,000 in 2000)
Onawa:

$82,557
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,163; Detached houses: $83,424; In 2-unit structures: $195,109; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $71,822; Mobile homes: $18,523

Median gross rent in 2012: $481.

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  • White alone - 2,861 (95.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 49 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 30 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Onawa: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.4%), Irish (14.9%), Norwegian (9.4%), English (8.9%), Dutch (7.5%), Danish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/22/1859

Elevation: 1052 feet

Land area: 4.91 square miles.

Population density: 599 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Onawa:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Onawa city:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

45 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Onawa, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Onawa to the number of sex offenders is 295 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,123 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $985 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (36.0 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (53.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (433.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Turin, IA (2.6 miles) , Blencoe, IA (2.6 miles ), Whiting, IA (2.7 miles ), Decatur, NE (2.8 miles ), Castana, IA (3.2 miles) , Hornick, IA (3.8 miles ), Rodney, IA (3.8 miles) , Moorhead, IA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $63,100
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $52,700
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $170,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.03 N, Longitude: 96.10 W

Area code: 712

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Crime rates in Onawa by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 3116
per 100,000 97.2354.6196.7
Burglaries 93029
per 100,000 291.5967.1950.8
Thefts 425938
per 100,000 1360.11902.01245.9
Auto thefts 460
per 100,000 129.5193.40.0
Arson 100
per 100,000 32.40.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 327.1) 105.2231.5156.6

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Crime rate in Onawa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Iowa average:

1.72

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Onawa, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +151 (+5.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Onawa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Onawa city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 7/15/1950, a category F4 tornado 26.5 miles away from the city center injured 33 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Onawa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from Onawa center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monona County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Vernon Prichard - Soilder.


Hospitals/medical centers in Onawa:

  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC. - ONAWA (Dialysis Facility, 1620 DIAMOND ST PLACE)
  • MONONA COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 610 IOWA AVENUE)
  • BURGESS HEALTH CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1600 DIAMOND STREET)
  • ELMWOOD CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, 222 NORTH 15TH STREET)

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Local government website: www.onawa.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onawa:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 34 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,536)
  • Wayne State College (about 50 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 51 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)
  • Creighton University (about 54 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 54 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 54 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 55 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)

Public high school in Onawa:

Public elementary/middle schools in Onawa:

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Library in Onawa:

  • ONAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $129,012; Location: 707 IOWA AVEW; 26,387 books; 323 audio materials; 783 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 69 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • KMEG 14 TV is owned by Pappas Telecasting. added by Jenn

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Notable locations in Onawa: Monona County Fairgrounds (A), Kiwanis Museum Complex (B), Onawa (C), Monona County Veterans Memorial Museum (D), Monona County Historical Museum (E), Monona County Courthouse (F), Onawa Public Library (G), Monona County Sheriff's Office (H), Onawa Police Department (I), Onawa Fire Department Station 1 (J), Onawa Fire Department Station 2 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Onawa include: Saint John's Catholic Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Community of Christ Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), First Christian Church (E), Faith Lutheran Church (F), Evangelical Free Church (G), Congregational Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Onawa Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Onawa include: Monona County Arboretum (1), Gaukel Park (2), Ropes Park (3), Liberty Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lewis & Clark Festival-Friends of Discovery (Tours & Charters; 21914 Park Loop), Iowa Theater (Tours & Charters; 920 10th Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (I 29 And Hwy # 175), Super 8 Onawa IA (22868 Silbert Avenue).

Courts: Monona County - Human Services Court House- Relief (610 Iowa Avenue), Monona County - Magistrate Court (610 Iowa Avenue).

 
Monona County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Onawa and their reported violations in the past:

WOODLAND CAMP PROPERTY OWNERS (Population served: 1500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ONAWA KOA (Address: 21788 DOGWOOD AVE , Population served: 302, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LEWIS AND CLARK STATE PARK (Address: 21914 PARK LOOP , Population served: 67, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.3%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Onawa, IA

People in group quarters in Onawa in 2010:

  • 51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
96 people in nursing homes in 2000
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Onawa compared to Iowa state average:

Onawa, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Onawa (2011 data):

  • Blencoe State Bank: Onawa Branch at 21947 State Highway 175, branch established on 2002/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $34.9 mil, Deposits: $30.9 mil, headquarters in Blencoe, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Monona Bancorporation
  • Iowa - Nebraska State Bank: Onawa Branch at 902 Tenth Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $194.8 mil, Deposits: $154.5 mil, headquarters in South Sioux City, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Commfirst Bancorporation, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Onawa Branch at 1030 Tenth Street, branch established on 1888/05/15. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Great Southern Bank: 921 Iowa Avenue Branch at 921 Iowa Avenue, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Onawa travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Onawa city (based on Monona County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.69%
Here58.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents18.5%18.1%17.5%13.7%13.2%
Congregations11.1%7.4%11.1%18.5%11.1%
NameUnited Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaCommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents11.6%4.9%0.9%0.9%0.7%
Congregations22.2%3.7%3.7%3.7%7.4%
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
Here:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Monona County:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Monona County:

8.9%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
State:

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

16.2%
Iowa:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,114$48,6840$0
Other Government Administration 2$5,002$30,0121$250
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,216$36,4320$0
Streets and Highways 4$11,080$33,2402$1,500
Sewerage 2$5,694$34,1640$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,544$30,52846$11,040
Water Supply 3$8,346$33,3840$0
Electric Power 4$13,614$40,8420$0
Local Libraries 1$2,542$30,5045$788
Other and Unallocable 1$2,834$34,0083$1,500
Totals for Government 26$77,986$35,99457$15,078

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,220,000 ($414.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $498,000 ($169.10)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,364,000 ($463.16)
    Sewerage: $455,000 ($154.50)
    Police Protection: $351,000 ($119.19)
    Water Utilities: $282,000 ($95.76)
    Regular Highways: $200,000 ($67.91)
    General - Other: $194,000 ($65.87)
    Financial Administration: $123,000 ($41.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $91,000 ($30.90)
    Libraries: $79,000 ($26.83)
    Fire Protection: $25,000 ($8.49)
    Health Services - Other: $18,000 ($6.11)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($4.41)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($2.04)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($1.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,000 ($18.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $92,000 ($31.24)
    Fire Protection: $46,000 ($15.62)
    Water Utilities: $46,000 ($15.62)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($14.60)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($7.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($3.74)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($3.40)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($2.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $848,000 ($287.95)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.34)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $456,000 ($154.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($14.26)
    All Other: $27,000 ($9.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $350,000 ($118.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $63,000 ($21.39)
    All Other: $41,000 ($13.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $197,000 ($66.89)
    Interest Earnings: $119,000 ($40.41)
    Special Assessments: $23,000 ($7.81)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,732,000 ($588.12)
    Water Utilities: $306,000 ($103.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $250,000 ($84.89)
    General Support: $48,000 ($16.30)
    All Other: $5,000 ($1.70)
  • Tax - Property: $929,000 ($315.45)
    Total General Sales: $152,000 ($51.61)
    NEC: $35,000 ($11.88)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $973,000 ($330.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $847,000 ($287.61)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $126,000 ($42.78)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,344,000 ($2833.28)

4.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Woodbury County, IA  1.22% ($31,523 average AGI)
from Harrison County, IA  0.47% ($30,235)
from Douglas County, NE  0.30% ($26,818)


5.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Woodbury County, IA  1.86% ($24,676 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.36% ($41,077)
to Harrison County, IA  0.30% ($24,818)

Strongest AM radio stations in Onawa:

  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Onawa:

  • KZSR (102.3 FM; ONAWA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KILV (107.5 FM; CASTANA, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KKYY (101.3 FM; WHITING, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KSUX (105.7 FM; WINNEBAGO, NE; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KBLR-FM (97.3 FM; BLAIR, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Onawa:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

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

Onawa, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Onawa fatal accident list:

Jun 5, 2003 09:45 PM, Sr-175, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 16, 1980 07:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Onawa)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Onawa)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: GRIES RONALD W CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 345RG , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 10/13/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald W Gries, 1214 11th St, Onawa, IA 51040
  • Aircraft: GANTZ BILL A CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 447LG , Serial Number: CH2-0210-LSS-0167
    Registrant (Corporation): Bill Gantz Farms Inc, 23928 Hwy K 45, Onawa, IA 51040
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5320T , Serial Number: 17251220, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1964
    Registrant (Corporation): Aero Tech Geo Services LLC, 504 15th St, Onawa, IA 51040
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6082K , Serial Number: 15077516, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): W E B Inc, 21980 Dogwood Ave, Onawa, IA 51040



Most common first names in Onawa, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3981.8 years
William3877.5 years
George3677.5 years
John3574.4 years
Robert3370.0 years
James2973.3 years
Charles2878.8 years
Helen2680.9 years
Anna2286.1 years
Earl2073.4 years
Most common last names in Onawa, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5277.3 years
Anderson3079.6 years
Davis2275.9 years
Smith2078.4 years
Olson1880.4 years
Hansen1881.8 years
Miller1677.9 years
Jones1476.8 years
Sorenson1177.6 years
Peterson1076.1 years
Businesses in Onawa, IA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
McDonald's1UPS1

Onawa on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers"
  • #90 (51040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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  • Mitch Gibler (3)
  • Matthew N. Westendorf (3)
  • Joseph W. Langenfeld (3)
  • Matthew N. Westerndorf (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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