Orchard, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.3%
 
Males: 48  (68.0%)
Females: 23  (32.0%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 50460

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,060 (it was $19,583 in 2000)
Orchard:

$29,060
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,920 (it was $10,148 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $65,924 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Orchard:

$65,924
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $87,080; detached houses: $87,489
March 2019 cost of living index in Orchard: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.0%
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  • Races in Orchard, IA (2010)
    • 6895.8%White alone
    • 22.8%American Indian alone
    • 11.4%Black alone
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Ancestries: German (50.0%), English (14.3%), Norwegian (7.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/10/1913

Elevation: 1095 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 803 people per square mile   (low).

Orchard, Iowa map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

8.0%
Iowa:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Orchard city:

0.5% ($199)
Iowa:

1.3% ($1,077)

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

Distribution of median household income in Orchard, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Orchard, IA in 2017

Orchard satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.1%
Iowa:

2.8%

Average climate in Orchard, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Orchard, Iowa average temperatures Orchard, Iowa average precipitation Orchard, Iowa humidity Orchard, Iowa wind speed Orchard, Iowa snowfall Orchard, Iowa sunshine Orchard, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 1.21. This is significantly better than average.

City:

1.21
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.789

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 the city 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 Orchard 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Orchard:

Marital status in Orchard, IA
  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 8.2%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 20.7%

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
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orchard, IA (based on Mitchell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
Iowa:

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

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

12.7%
Iowa:

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
Sewerage 0$0 0$650
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$59
Firefighters 0$0 0$34
Totals for Government 0$0 0$743

Orchard government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($154.93)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($154.93)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($84.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($70.42)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($14.08)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($14.08)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($42.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($56.34)

Orchard government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,000 ($154.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($56.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($154.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($84.51)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,000 ($84.51)
    Property: $6,000 ($84.51)

Orchard government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,000 ($830.99)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,000 ($830.99)

Orchard government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,000 ($169.01)

3.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.51% ($42,810 average AGI)

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
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.2mTotal length
  • 6,910Total average daily traffic
  • 1,263Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,910Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Orchard, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Orchard, IA

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: Fmtc Wireless Inc, 518 Nora -Springs, Phone: (641) 749-2531
  • Janean K Amundson, 2497 330th St. (Lat: 43.242167 Lon: -92.733472), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Fmtc Wireless Inc, 518 Nora -Springs, Phone: (641) 749-2531

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Orchard, 2497 330th St. (Lat: 43.242167 Lon: -92.733472), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.4 m, Call Sign: WQXZ603,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/18/2017, Expiration Date: 07/17/2017, Cancellation Date: 09/16/2017, Certifier: Ronald J Laudner Jr, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568, Email:
  • Orchard, 2497 330th St. (Lat: 43.242167 Lon: -92.733472), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.4 m, Call Sign: WQYY284,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2017, Expiration Date: 02/28/2027, Certifier: Craven Shumaker, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Orchard, IA
  • 73.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.4%Wood
  • 11.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Orchard, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Orchard compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below 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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