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Adair County

Population in 2012: 395 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 

Males: 196  (49.8%)
Females: 199  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  40.0 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 50858.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $40,290 (it was $35,750 in 2000)
Orient:

$40,290
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,536

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $69,076 (it was $45,900 in 2000)
Orient:

$69,076
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $61,811; Detached houses: $61,594; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,037; Mobile homes: $52,882

Median gross rent in 2011: $342.

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  • White alone - 398 (97.5%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orient: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.6%), English (8.6%), Irish (7.9%), United States (6.8%), Polish (5.0%), Swedish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/21/1882

Elevation: 1347 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 848 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Orient:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orient city:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $880 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $375 (0.7%)

Orient satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (49.3 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (83.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (351.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Greenfield, IA (2.7 miles ), Fontanelle, IA (3.1 miles ), Creston, IA (3.2 miles ), Cromwell, IA (3.4 miles) , Macksburg, IA (3.5 miles) , Bridgewater, IA (3.6 miles) , Prescott, IA (4.0 miles ), Afton, IA (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $120,000

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Latitude: 41.20 N, Longitude: 94.42 W

Area code: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+14.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (13%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (12%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Orient-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 195% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Orient city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from Orient center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Adair County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Henry A. Wallace - Vice President of the, Dazzy Vance - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Orient:

  • ADAIR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; GREENFIELD, IA)
  • GREATER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; CRESTON, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Orient, IA

Amtrak station near Orient:

  • 11 miles: CRESTON (PINE & ADAMS STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: WWW.ORIENTIOWA.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orient:

  • Drake University (about 49 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 57 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 64 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Iowa State University (about 70 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 72 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Bellevue University (about 79 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • Creighton University (about 80 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)

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Public elementary/middle school in Orient:

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Library in Orient:

  • PUBLIC RESOURCE/TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Operating income: $12,400; Location: 201 SCHOOL ST; 6,269 books; 14 audio materials; 18 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 22 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Orient: Bank of Memories (A), Orient City Hall (B), Orient Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Orient include: Orient United Methodist Church (A), United Church of Christ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Orient include: Site on Mormon Trail - Proposed West Iowa Boundary Historical Marker (1), ABC City Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Henry A Wallace Birthplace Foundation (Museums; 2773 290th Street).

 
Adair 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 2011: 16.5%

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Orient, IA

Orient compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Orient (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants State Bank: Orient Branch at 114 South Broad Street, branch established on 1938/08/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $173.6 mil, Deposits: $145.7 mil, headquarters in Winterset, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers & Merchants Bancorp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Orient travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Orient (based on Adair County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.90%
Here67.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents34.7%22.7%17.9%17.5%7.2%
Congregations47.4%10.5%10.5%10.5%21.1%
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: 3
Here:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adair County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.0%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
State:

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

17.3%
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 0$0 2$449
Other Government Administration 1$2,099$25,1886$108
Streets and Highways 1$2,688$32,2560$0
Water Supply 1$2,688$32,2560$0
Electric Power 1$2,688$32,2560$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$310
Totals for Government 4$10,163$30,4899$867


5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,842 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
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 Polk County, IA  0.63% ($28,632 average AGI)
from Union County, IA  0.63% ($55,947)
from Dallas County, IA  0.56% ($39,235)


6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
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 Polk County, IA  1.56% ($27,729 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.75% ($32,130)
to Guthrie County, IA  0.59% ($26,944)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orient:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orient:

  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Orient:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Janean K Riordan, 3107 State Hwy 25 (Lat: 41.201861 Lon: -94.430389), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7127792227, Massena@netins.Net, 211 MAIN ST
  • Janean K Riordan, 3107 State Hwy 25 (Lat: 41.201861 Lon: -94.430389), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7127792227, Massena@netins.Net, 211 MAIN ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 4w 1s (Lat: 41.198056 Lon: -94.491917), Call Sign: KNAQ301, Licensee ID: L00046486
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.865 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1996, Expiration Date: 02/25/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Bill Tridle, Perry, IA 50220, Phone: (515) 465-2298
  • 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 41.203056 Lon: -94.159111), Call Sign: KNCG637, Licensee ID: L00451942
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.335 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/18/2002, Expiration Date: 01/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/24/2012
    Registrant: Mark E Downing, 3212 St Hwy 25, Orient, IA 50858, Phone: (515) 337-5719
  • Lat: 41.191389 Lon: -94.298611, Call Sign: WPVA348
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.325 MHz, 456.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2002, Expiration Date: 06/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/11/2012, Certifier: Dan L Mcintosh
    Registrant: Phones Plus, 2815 S 84th, Omaha, NE 68124, Phone: (402) 399-8870, Fax: (402) 399-0220

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0EDH, Licensee ID: L01468025
    Grant Date: 02/20/2009, Expiration Date: 04/19/2019
    Registrant: Kenneth L Dunlap, 106 Eugene St, Orient, IA 50858-0003
  • Call Sign: KB0TUX, Licensee ID: L01027780
    Grant Date: 06/09/2005, Expiration Date: 08/30/2015, Certifier: Randall J Hubatka
    Registrant: Randall J Hubatka, 3009 Marion Ave, Orient, IA 50858
  • Call Sign: WA0KRA, Licensee ID: L01062173
    Grant Date: 09/12/2005, Expiration Date: 09/29/2015, Certifier: Wyman D Zellweger
    Registrant: Wyman D Zellweger, 109 Sprauge St, Orient, IA 50858-5003
  • Call Sign: WB0WKQ, Licensee ID: L00175978
    Grant Date: 01/26/2005, Expiration Date: 04/25/2015, Certifier: Dan L Weigel
    Registrant: Dan L Weigel, 3026 Hwy 25, Orient, IA 50858


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


Most common first names in Orient, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1085.1 years
William967.5 years
Arthur779.0 years
John776.3 years
Charles681.7 years
Robert677.2 years
Donald670.2 years
Lloyd575.6 years
Floyd570.0 years
George577.4 years
Most common last names in Orient, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ray779.8 years
Davis782.3 years
Johnson673.0 years
Wallace675.5 years
Vanvleet578.4 years
Nelson582.6 years
White580.0 years
Ritchhart477.3 years
Graham462.5 years
James480.5 years

Orient on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social services occupations:"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare support occupations:"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
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