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Population in 2012: 102 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.7%
Males: 52  (51.4%)
Females: 50  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 51031

Estimated median household income in 2012: $73,146 (it was $53,333 in 2000)
Oyens:

$73,146
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,832

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,450 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Oyens:

$78,450
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $78,059; Detached houses: $78,059

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oyens: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (26.4%), French Canadian (26.4%), German (17.6%), Polish (17.6%), Dutch (9.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/29/1909

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,086 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oyens:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oyens city:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 70.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $671 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (0.8%)

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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

Oyens household income distribution Oyens home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+16.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (45%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (73%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (34%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)


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Tornado activity:

Oyens-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 174% 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 above Iowa state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from Oyens center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oyens:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 28 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 45 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Buena Vista University (about 45 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Wayne State College (about 64 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 87 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 98 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 105 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.9%

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

Oyens 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oyens travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Other fuel (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oyens city (based on Plymouth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.40%
Here74.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents47.6%18.6%11.4%10.9%2.9%
Congregations20.4%18.4%18.4%8.2%6.1%
NameChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.4%1.3%2.4%
Congregations2.0%2.0%6.1%4.1%14.3%
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: 6
Here:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.2%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
State:

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

16.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$222
Totals for Government 0$0 7$222

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($117.65)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($49.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($39.22)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($39.22)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($39.22)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($39.22)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($19.61)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($9.80)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $12,000 ($117.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($29.41)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($49.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($156.86)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($39.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($98.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($107.84)
    General Support: $2,000 ($19.61)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($284.31)
    Total General Sales: $6,000 ($58.82)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $193,000 ($1892.16)

5.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,697 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.75% ($37,406 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.55% ($31,269)
from Union County, SD  0.18% ($34,765)


6.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.85% ($31,403 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($29,824)
to Polk County, IA  0.29% ($30,429)

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


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