Owasa, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 42 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 
Males: 19  (45.5%)
Females: 23  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

69.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip code: 50126

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,046 (it was $35,417 in 2000)
Owasa:

$42,046
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,114 (it was $17,047 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $91,384 (it was $28,800 in 2000)
Owasa:

$91,384
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $97,822; detached houses: $97,684
March 2019 cost of living index in Owasa: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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Ancestries: German (52.9%), American (35.3%), Scandinavian (11.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/18/1920

Elevation: 1085 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 74 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.8% ($236)
Iowa:

1.3% ($1,077)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (35.5 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (165.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (286.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Iowa Falls, IA (2.6 miles ),
Eldora, IA (2.7 miles ),
Steamboat Rock, IA (2.7 miles ),
Buckeye, IA (3.0 miles),
Hubbard, IA (3.2 miles ),
Alden, IA (3.2 miles ),
New Providence, IA (3.2 miles ),
Ackley, IA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.43 N, Longitude: 93.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Distribution of median household income in Owasa, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Owasa, IA in 2019

Owasa satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+2.7%).

Average climate in Owasa, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Owasa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Owasa city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 23.8 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:

Owasa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 156% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 392.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 460.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 264.5 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 374.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 392.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 231.4 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 Hardin County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Owasa:

  • IOWA FALLS MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • HERITAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • ELLSWORTH MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • ELDORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ELDORA, IA)
  • GREENBELT HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ELDORA, IA)
  • VALLEY VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ELDORA, IA)
  • VALLEY VIEW NURSING AND REHAB CE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ELDORA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Owasa:

  • Iowa State University (about 37 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 39 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 45 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 51 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 51 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 55 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 62 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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Hardin 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:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

23.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Owasa:

Marital status in Owasa, IA
  • Never married: 14.1%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.8%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

For population 25 years and over in Owasa:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Owasa, IA (based on Hardin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,02527
Evangelical Protestant3,83426
Catholic8832
Other41
Orthodox--
None5,788-
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: 6
Hardin County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Hardin County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Hardin County:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.8%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
Iowa:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 7$185
Totals for Government 0$0 7$185

Owasa government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($166.67)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($142.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($47.62)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($23.81)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Other - Police Protection: $1,000 ($23.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($23.81)

Owasa government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($23.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($71.43)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($261.90)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,000 ($119.05)
    Other License: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($23.81)

Owasa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($142.86)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,000 ($428.57)

Strongest AM radio stations in Owasa:

  • KIFG (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owasa:

  • KIFG-FM (95.3 FM; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDAO-FM (99.5 FM; ELDORA, IA; Owner: ELDORA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRR (97.7 FM; GRUNDY CENTER, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Owasa:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 53.5mTotal length
  • 39,695Total average daily traffic
  • 9,618Total average daily truck traffic
  • 31,135Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Owasa, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Owasa, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Owasa)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STEAMBOAT ROCK, 2.1 Mi E .6 Mi N (Lat: 42.441944 Lon: -93.168889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146 m, Overall height: 152 m, Call Sign: WQQP476,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 02/07/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Owasa, IA
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.5%Electricity


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