Onslow, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 196 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 97  (49.5%)
Females: 99  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 52321.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $42,133 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Onslow:

$42,133
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $24,665 (it was $11,916 in 2000)

Onslow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $62,256 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Onslow:

$62,256
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $72,113; Detached houses: $77,145; Mobile homes: $20,429

Median gross rent in 2015: $566.

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  • Races in Onslow, IA (2010)

    Onslow races chart
    • 18794.9%White alone
    • 52.5%Black alone
    • 21.0%Two or more races
    • 21.0%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Onslow: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.3%), American (21.0%), Irish (10.1%), Scottish (5.0%), French (4.2%), Norwegian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/20/1888

Elevation: 916 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 849 people per square mile   (low).

Onslow,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Onslow:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Onslow city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

7 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America).

This city:

3.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $829 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $819 (1.4%)

Onslow satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (32.3 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (106.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (172.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wyoming, IA (1.8 miles ), Center Junction, IA (2.0 miles) , Monmouth, IA (2.7 miles) , Oxford Junction, IA (3.0 miles ), Baldwin, IA (3.0 miles) , Olin, IA (3.1 miles ), Monticello, IA (3.6 miles ), Cascade, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $115,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.11 N, Longitude: 91.02 W

Area code: 563

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

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Onslow, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Onslow-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Onslow city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 tornado 21.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Onslow-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 301.8 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 280.6 miles away from Onslow 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 117.9 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 332.3 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) earthquake occurred 301.5 miles away from Onslow center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 287.7 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 Jones County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Onslow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Onslow:

  • MONTICELLO NURSING AND REHAB CEN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MONTICELLO, IA)
  • EASTERN IOWA VISITING NURSES AND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MONTICELLO, IA)
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MONTICELLO, IA)
  • JONES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ANAMOSA, IA)
  • SHADY REST CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CASCADE, IA)
  • CLARENCE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLARENCE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onslow:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 36 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 41 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 45 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 46 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Ashford University (about 46 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 47 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 49 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

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Notable location: Onslow Fire Department and First Responders (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Onslow include: Presbyterian Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Onslow include: Chamberlain Park (1), Onslow Ball Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jones 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: 20.5%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Onslow (2011 data):

  • Ohnward Bank & Trust: Onslow Branch at 205 Main Street, branch established on 1991/08/05. Info updated 2009/11/13: Bank assets: $188.8 mil, Deposits: $158.4 mil, headquarters in Cascade, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ohnward Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Onslow city (based on Jones County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,30822
Catholic3,4634
Evangelical Protestant1,1229
Other71
None10,738-
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: 5
Jones County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Jones County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

27.0%
Iowa:

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

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.2%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.7%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.3%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.3%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.7%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

56.1%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.1%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Onslow, 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 1$1,155
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$114
Sewerage 0$0 1$551
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,820

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,000 ($142.86)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($122.45)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($91.84)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($71.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($61.22)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($40.82)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($20.41)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($15.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($15.31)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($102.04)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($61.22)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($56.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.10)
    Rents: $1,000 ($5.10)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($127.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($91.84)
    General Support: $4,000 ($20.41)
  • Tax - Property: $31,000 ($158.16)
    Total General Sales: $13,000 ($66.33)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $8,000 ($40.82)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $75,000 ($382.65)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Linn County, IA  2.01% ($36,497 average AGI)
from Dubuque County, IA  0.30% ($23,609)
from Delaware County, IA  0.27% ($32,238)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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 Linn County, IA  2.00% ($44,781 average AGI)
to Johnson County, IA  0.39% ($28,533)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.30% ($45,478)

Strongest AM radio stations in Onslow:

  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Onslow:

  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMAQ-FM (95.1 FM; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Onslow:

  • 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.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • 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)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA0EIY, Licensee ID: L00204465, Grant Date: 02/16/2016, Expiration Date: 01/24/2026, Certifier: Kerry D Ricklefs, Registrant: Kerry D Ricklefs, 202 Anamosa Ave, Onslow, IA 52321
  • Call Sign: KC0RNL, Licensee ID: L00805559, Grant Date: 10/31/2013, Expiration Date: 01/29/2024, Certifier: J E Bickford, Registrant: J E Bickford, 15001 30th Ave, Onslow, IA 52321

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Onslow, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1075.4 years
William580.0 years
Herman476.8 years
James480.0 years
George380.3 years
Donald383.9 years
Frank381.4 years
Louise389.7 years
Mary385.0 years
Paul375.7 years
Most common last names in Onslow, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moran478.0 years
Jansen485.2 years
Fadley479.2 years
Harms480.5 years
Orr477.0 years
Bickford368.4 years
Gutzeit373.3 years
Chatterton381.3 years
Koppes384.0 years
Hinrichs387.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Onslow compared to Iowa state average:

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