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Population in 2012: 1,120 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +82.4%
Males: 559  (49.9%)
Females: 561  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  32.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52324.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $78,099 (it was $53,558 in 2000)
Palo:

$78,099
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,812

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $193,786 (it was $95,300 in 2000)
Palo:

$193,786
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $171,513; Detached houses: $172,414; Townhouses or other attached units: $290,227; Mobile homes: $73,673

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,250.

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  • White alone - 988 (96.3%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palo: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.3%), Irish (21.5%), Czech (9.0%), English (8.9%), Dutch (6.6%), United States (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/25/1905

Elevation: 746 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 895 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Palo:

  • High school or higher: 98.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palo city:

  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Palo, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Palo to the number of sex offenders is 224 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,088 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,750 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (8.4 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (140.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (212.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Shellsburg, IA (2.1 miles ), Atkins, IA (2.4 miles ), Hiawatha, IA (2.4 miles ), Robins, IA (2.5 miles ), Cedar Rapids, IA (2.9 miles ), Center Point, IA (3.0 miles ), Fairfax, IA (3.1 miles ), Newhall, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 42.06 N, Longitude: 91.79 W

Area code: 319

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +95 (+18.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Palo-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 203% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Palo city center .

On 8/26/1965, a category F4 tornado 20.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Helen Brockman - Centenarian.


Hospitals/medical centers near Palo:

  • HIAWATHA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HIAWATHA, IA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HIAWATHA, IA)
  • COMFORT CARE MEDICARE INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Palo, IA

Nuclear power plants:


Duane Arnold . General Electric Co.Bechtel Corp.General Electric Co.IES Utilities, Inc.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 538 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 03/1974. Commercial start: 02/1975..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palo:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 13 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 9,715)
  • University of Iowa (about 31 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 38 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 47 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 54 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 73 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,699)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (about 73 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,080)

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Notable locations in Palo: Palo City Police Department (A), Palo City Hall (B), Palo Fire Department (C), Benton Linn Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Palo: Palo United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Palo: Zeller Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Linn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.230. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.861. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.861
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palo and their reported violations in the past:

PLEASANT CREEK ST REC AREA-NORTH (Address: 4530 MCCLINTOCK RD , Population served: 1000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PALO MINIMART (Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In APR-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-18-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-27-1998), St Unresolved (OCT-21-1999), St Formal NOV issued (APR-12-2000), St Public Notif requested (APR-12-2000), St Public Notif received (APR-21-2000), St BCA signed (JUN-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-06-2000 to DEC-20-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In FEB-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-18-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-27-1998), St Unresolved (OCT-21-1999), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2000), St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2000), St BCA signed (JUN-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-06-2000 to DEC-20-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In JAN-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-18-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-27-1998), St Unresolved (OCT-21-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2000), St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2000), St BCA signed (JUN-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-18-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-27-1998), St Unresolved (OCT-21-1999), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-1999), St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-1999), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2000), St BCA signed (JUN-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-18-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-27-1998), St Unresolved (OCT-21-1999), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-1999), St BCA signed (JUN-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-18-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-27-1998), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-1999), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-1999), St Unresolved (OCT-21-1999), St BCA signed (JUN-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2000)
  • 23 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
PLEASANT CREEK ST REC AREA-SOUTH (Address: 4530 MCCLINTOCK RD , Population served: 503, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-1999), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-1999), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
PONDEROSA HALL AND BALLROOM (Address: 6700 MICHAEL RD , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PALO SAVINGS BANK (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
PALO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2002), St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2002), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2002), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2002), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2002), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2002), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2004)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In JUN-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2002), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2002)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAR-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2002), St BCA signed (MAR-25-2002), St Public Notif received (APR-08-2002), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-19-2002 to DEC-19-2002)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PALO COMMUNITY CENTER (Population served: 38, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-1999), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-1999), St BCA signed (2 times from SEP-17-1999 to APR-04-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-1998), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-03-1998), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-1998), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-1998), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (APR-02-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-1998), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-1998), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (APR-02-1998), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-1998), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (APR-02-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-1998), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.1%
(1.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  81.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Palo, IA

Palo compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Palo (2011 data):

  • Palo Savings Bank: at 606 First Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $31.1 mil, Deposits: $26.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Bankers Equity Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Palo travel time to work - commute


Palo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (3%)

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Religion statistics for Palo city (based on Linn County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.05%
Here57.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents40.8%13.1%9.9%5.6%5.0%
Congregations11.2%17.8%7.7%5.3%8.9%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodMuslim EstimateUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.9%2.7%2.1%1.6%16.3%
Congregations4.1%2.4%1.2%2.4%39.1%
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: 27
Linn County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Linn County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 146
This county:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.6%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

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 1$3,102$37,2241$1,129
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,711$56,5320$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$567
Sewerage 1$3,113$37,3560$0
Totals for Government 3$10,926$43,7042$1,696

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $67,000 ($59.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $61,000 ($54.46)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($42.86)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($28.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($21.43)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($17.86)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($16.07)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($7.14)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($5.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($4.46)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($4.46)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($3.57)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.89)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $79,000 ($70.54)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $67,000 ($59.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($24.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($19.64)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $49,000 ($43.75)
    General Support: $8,000 ($7.14)
  • Tax - Property: $164,000 ($146.43)
    Total General Sales: $18,000 ($16.07)
    NEC: $7,000 ($6.25)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($1.79)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $240,000 ($214.29)

5.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($317 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.08%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Johnson County, IA  0.75% ($35,732 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.42% ($38,018)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.20% ($35,775)


5.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Johnson County, IA  0.63% ($39,219 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.37% ($44,746)
to Polk County, IA  0.27% ($40,374)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palo:

  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJM (1360 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palo:

  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • K261CA (100.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: POWER DU PREE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Palo:

  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Palo fatal accident list:

Dec 18, 1997 00:59 AM, 4765, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Daec Nuclear Power Plant 2.5 Mi Ne (Lat: 42.100556 Lon: -91.776833), Call Sign: KVJ952
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/17/2023
    Registrant: Iowa State Patrol Communications, 5912 Nw 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313, Phone: (515) 281-3175, Fax: (515) 281-6761, Email:
  • Daec Nuclear Plant 2.5 Mi Ne (Lat: 42.100556 Lon: -91.777111), Call Sign: KNHN943
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.545 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/13/2003, Expiration Date: 10/20/2013, Certifier: Robert E Helfrich
    Registrant: Florida Power & Light Company, 9250 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174, Phone: (305) 552-4041, Fax: (305) 552-4174, Email:
  • Lat: 42.101056 Lon: -91.777833, Call Sign: WSI360
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.100 MHz, 466.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2011, Expiration Date: 03/27/2021, Certifier: Robert E Helfrich
    Registrant: Fpl Energy Duane Arnold, LLC, 3277 Daec Rd, Palo, IA 52324, Phone: (319) 213-4559, Email:
  • FPL-DAEC, 3277 Daec Rd. (Lat: 42.103056 Lon: -91.781389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQPG882
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2012, Expiration Date: 05/15/2022, Certifier: Scott Hansen
    Registrant: Radio Communications Co., Inc., 2131 North Towne Lane Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, Phone: (319) 393-7150, Fax: (319) 393-9273, Email:
  • Lat: 42.071444 Lon: -91.795167, Call Sign: WQPL519
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.062 MHz, 467.062 MHz, 461.750 MHz, 466.750 MHz, 461.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/20/2012, Expiration Date: 06/20/2022, Certifier: Dan Diehm
    Registrant: Graybill Electronics, Inc., 305 Miller Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-5456, Fax: (319) 393-5458, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DAEC, 3277 Daec Rd.,2.5 Mi. North And 1 Mi. East Of (Lat: 42.103056 Lon: -91.781389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQX652
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2013, Expiration Date: 03/20/2023, Certifier: Charlie Mcclintock
    Registrant: Racom, 1331 Stamy Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-1475, Email:
  • DAEC, 3277 Daec Rd.,2.5 Mi. North And 1 Mi. East Of (Lat: 42.102917 Lon: -91.781361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WLQ68
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2008, Expiration Date: 08/19/2018
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52004-0769, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palo)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$91,4801$222,8005$168,072
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$107,950
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$132,330
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$86,540
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 3


Most common first names in Palo, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1067.3 years
William983.8 years
John979.4 years
Mary884.0 years
George781.0 years
James673.5 years
Charles572.8 years
Roy479.2 years
Harry472.7 years
Donald466.7 years
Most common last names in Palo, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Owens1181.6 years
Young681.2 years
Barker565.8 years
Yates587.4 years
Reynolds583.6 years
Rawson577.0 years
Hayes574.2 years
Railsback583.2 years
Miller481.7 years
Melton477.5 years

Palo on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Broadcasting and telecommunications"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing"
  • #18 (52324) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #64 (52324) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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  • David R. Pearson (3)
  • Steven J. Turley (1)
  • Leland M. Rieck (1)
  • Matthew Lawler (1)
  • Timothy E. Snodgrass (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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