Oyens, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.7%
Males: 59  (56.2%)
Females: 47  (43.8%)
Median resident age:

28.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 51031

Estimated median household income in 2017: $79,143 (it was $53,333 in 2000)
Oyens:

$79,143
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,190 (it was $17,969 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $111,689 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Oyens:

$111,689
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $119,434; detached houses: $119,996
March 2019 cost of living index in Oyens: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.6%
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Ancestries: German (76.0%), Polish (16.0%), Czech (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/29/1909

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,129 people per square mile   (low).

Oyens, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,448 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,353 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (28.1 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (107.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (433.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Remsen, IA (2.1 miles ),
Le Mars, IA (2.4 miles ),
Struble, IA (2.9 miles),
Brunsville, IA (3.3 miles),
Alton, IA (3.4 miles ),
Merrill, IA (3.5 miles ),
Maurice, IA (3.5 miles ),
Marcus, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.82 N, Longitude: 96.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

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

Oyens satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+16.8%).
Most common industries in Oyens, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (23.4%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Apparel (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (32.1%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.4%)
  • Apparel (5.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.7%)
  • Food (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (7.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.9%)
  • Apparel (7.9%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (7.9%)
Most common occupations in Oyens, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (24.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (33.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Construction laborers (5.4%)
  • Food processing workers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.9%)
  • Registered nurses (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)

Average climate in Oyens, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oyens-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Oyens city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oyens-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 193.8 miles away from Oyens center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 197.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.1 miles away from Oyens center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from Oyens center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 138.9 miles away from Oyens center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 197.8 miles away from Oyens center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oyens topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oyens:

  • HAPPY SIESTA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; REMSEN, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - LEMARS (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • FLOYD VALLEY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • PLYMOUTH MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • LEMARS AREA DIALYSIS SERVICES (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LE MARS, IA)
  • ORANGE CITY AREA HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ORANGE CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oyens:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 28 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 45 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Buena Vista University (about 45 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Wayne State College (about 64 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 64 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 74 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Northeast Community College (about 87 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oyens: Farmers Cooperative Elevator (A), Oyens (B), Oyens Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Oyens: Saint Catherine Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Catherines Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Plymouth 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:

71.4%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Oyens:

Marital status in Oyens, IA
  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Oyens:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.8
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oyens, IA (based on Plymouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,52910
Mainline Protestant6,93728
Evangelical Protestant2,94413
Other8-
None6,568-
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
This county:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oyens:

46.2%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oyens:

47.7%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Oyens:

31.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oyens:

18.3%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.6%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oyens:

6.2
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oyens:

44.0%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Oyens:

82.2%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oyens, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$255
Totals for Government 0$0 2$255

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $266,000 ($2509.43)
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($150.94)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($103.77)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($66.04)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($56.60)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($47.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($47.17)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($37.74)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($37.74)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($56.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,000 ($47.17)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($66.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($94.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($103.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($75.47)
  • Tax - Property: $43,000 ($405.66)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,000 ($94.34)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $203,000 ($1915.09)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $153,000 ($1443.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,000 ($471.70)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $114,000 ($1075.47)

5.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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 Woodbury County, IA  2.22% ($48,398 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.47% ($39,646)


5.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Woodbury County, IA  1.79% ($51,414 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,472)
to Polk County, IA  0.27% ($67,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oyens:

  • KLEM (1410 AM; 1 kW; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSOU (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oyens:

  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Oyens:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Oyens fatal accident list:

May 1, 2001 10:03 AM, K64, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 187ft / 57.3mTotal length
  • 16,175Total average daily traffic
  • 952Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,175Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oyens, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oyens, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Oyens HBD, Lat: 42.818111 Lon: -96.055750, Call Sign: WQVF981,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2015, Expiration Date: 01/30/2025, Certifier: Theodore K Kalick, Registrant: Cn, 17641 South Ashland Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430, Phone: (708) 332-3543, Fax: (708) 332-6669, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oyens, IA
  • 96.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oyens, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Oyens compared to Iowa 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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