Orchard, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 70 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.5%
 
Males: 47  (68.0%)
Females: 23  (32.0%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50460

Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,457 (it was $19,583 in 2000)
Orchard:

$52,457
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,317 (it was $10,148 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $64,292 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Orchard:

$64,292
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $83,960; Detached houses: $84,049
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  • Races in Orchard, IA (2010)

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    • 6895.8%White alone
    • 22.8%American Indian alone
    • 11.4%Black alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Orchard: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.2%), English (7.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/10/1913

Elevation: 1095 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 791 people per square mile   (low).

Orchard, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Orchard:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orchard city:

  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 7.9%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 20.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

8.0%
Iowa:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Orchard city:  0.5% ($199)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)

Orchard satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (55.3 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (120.7 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (276.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Osage, IA (2.1 miles ), Floyd, IA (2.7 miles ), New Haven, IA (2.8 miles) , Mitchell, IA (2.8 miles) , Rudd, IA (3.1 miles ), Colwell, IA (3.2 miles) , Little Cedar, IA (3.3 miles) , Charles City, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 43.23 N, Longitude: 92.77 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

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

2.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-5.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (30%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Utilities (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (35%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Material moving occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Orchard, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Orchard-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Orchard city center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.0 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orchard-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 233.5 miles away from the city center
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 417.6 miles away from Orchard center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 232.7 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 397.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 242.5 miles away from Orchard center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 338.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orchard topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Orchard:

  • FAITH LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; OSAGE, IA)
  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; OSAGE, IA)
  • FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH/HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - CHARLES CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • CREST VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • NORA SPRINGS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NORA SPRINGS, IA)
  • FLOYD COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orchard:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 19 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 34 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 46 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 50 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 52 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 57 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 58 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)

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Mitchell 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 2013 was 33.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

33.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.912

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Iowa average:

10.4

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

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Religion statistics for Orchard city (based on Mitchell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,36812
Catholic2,3573
Evangelical Protestant1,49111
Other6-
None3,554-
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
Mitchell County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Mitchell County:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($142.86)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($71.43)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($71.43)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($57.14)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($42.86)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($14.29)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($14.29)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($14.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($71.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($85.71)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($142.86)
    All Other: $3,000 ($42.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($142.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($100.00)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $6,000 ($85.71)
    Property: $5,000 ($71.43)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $89,000 ($1271.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $89,000 ($1271.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,000 ($57.14)

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.44% ($27,000 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IA  0.44% ($30,444)
from Howard County, IA  0.39% ($28,375)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.46% ($26,474 average AGI)
to Worth County, IA  0.32% ($13,308)
to Floyd County, IA  0.27% ($34,636)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orchard:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KCHA (1580 AM; 1 kW; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orchard:

  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KJCY (95.5 FM; ST. ANSGAR, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KYBA (105.3 FM; STEWARTVILLE, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Orchard:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 585Total average daily traffic
  • 40Total average daily truck traffic
  • 674Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Janean K Amundson, 2497 330th St. (Lat: 43.242167 Lon: -92.733472), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 6417492531, , 608 EAST CONGRESS
  • Janean K Amundson, 2497 330th St. (Lat: 43.242167 Lon: -92.733472), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 6417492531, , 608 EAST CONGRESS

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (10%)

Orchard compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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 significantly below state average.
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