Panama, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 216 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 
Males: 89  (41.6%)
Females: 127  (58.4%)
Median resident age:  47.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51562.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,998 (it was $37,917 in 2000)
Panama:

$66,998
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $35,349 (it was $20,078 in 2000)

Panama city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $90,223 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Panama:

$90,223
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $124,256; Detached houses: $124,387

Median gross rent in 2016: $298.

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  • Races in Panama, IA (2010)

    Panama races chart
    • 21396.4%White alone
    • 41.8%Two or more races
    • 41.8%Hispanic

Races in Panama detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Panama: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (74.3%), American (10.9%), Danish (6.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/17/1886

Elevation: 1325 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 759 people per square mile   (low).

Panama,IA real estate house value index trend

Panama, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Panama:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Panama city:

  • Never married: 14.1%
  • Now married: 68.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,492 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,099 (1.5%)

Panama satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (38.4 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (42.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (402.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westphalia, IA (2.0 miles) , Earling, IA (2.1 miles ), Portsmouth, IA (2.4 miles ), Harlan, IA (3.1 miles ), Tennant, IA (3.1 miles) , Defiance, IA (3.1 miles ), Kirkman, IA (3.3 miles) , Dunlap, IA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.73 N, Longitude: 95.47 W

Area code: 712

Panama household income distribution Panama home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+5.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (45%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (52%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Panama: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Panama, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Panama-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Panama city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Panama-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 263.1 miles away from Panama center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 274.1 miles away from the city center
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 75.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 119.2 miles away from Panama center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Panama topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Panama:

  • ELM CREST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • HARLAN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • MYRTUE MED CTR HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • DUNLAP NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DUNLAP, IA)
  • ROSE VISTA HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WOODBINE, IA)
  • REM IOWA-BIRCH COTTAGE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; SHELBY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Panama:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 36 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 39 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 41 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 42 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 43 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Bellevue University (about 47 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Buena Vista University (about 65 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

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Notable locations in Panama: Panama (A), Panama - Washington Township Fire and Rescue (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Panama: Saint Marys Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shelby 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 2016: 7.0%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Panama (2011 data):

  • The Shelby County State Bank: Panama Branch at 104 Main Street, branch established on 1943/05/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $224.6 mil, Deposits: $201.5 mil, headquarters in Harlan, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Iowa average:

10.4

Panama travel time to work - commute Panama mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Panama city (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4646
Evangelical Protestant3,34417
Mainline Protestant2,03311
Other1901
None3,136-
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: 4
Shelby County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

16.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.6%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Panama:

28.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Panama:

18.2%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.4%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

57.4%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Panama:

76.2%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Panama, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$238
Streets and Highways 1$2,154$25,8480$0
Totals for Government 1$2,154$25,8487$238

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pottawattamie County, IA  1.03% ($34,080 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.31% ($26,000)
from Douglas County, NE  0.31% ($34,333)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pottawattamie County, IA  1.12% ($29,582 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.65% ($26,719)
to Crawford County, IA  0.39% ($39,895)

Strongest AM radio stations in Panama:

  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Panama:

  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Panama:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Keane Tower, Lat: 41.716944 Lon: -95.485278, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.4 m, Overall height: 58 m, Call Sign: WQQC342
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/23/2012, Expiration Date: 10/23/2022, Certifier: Thomas C ConryRegistrant: Farmers Mutual Cooperative Tele. Co, 801 19th St, Harlan, IA 51537, Phone: (712) 744-3131, Fax: (712) 744-3100, Email:
  • Keane Tower, Lat: 41.716944 Lon: -95.485278, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.4 m, Overall height: 58 m, Call Sign: WQQC342
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/23/2012, Expiration Date: 10/23/2022, Certifier: Thomas C ConryRegistrant: Farmers Mutual Cooperative Tele. Co, 801 19th St, Harlan, IA 51537, Phone: (712) 744-3131, Fax: (712) 744-3100, Email:
  • Keane Tower, Lat: 41.716944 Lon: -95.485278, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.4 m, Overall height: 58 m, Call Sign: WQQC342
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/23/2012, Expiration Date: 10/23/2022, Certifier: Thomas C ConryRegistrant: Farmers Mutual Cooperative Tele. Co, 801 19th St, Harlan, IA 51537, Phone: (712) 744-3131, Fax: (712) 744-3100, Email:

Most common first names in Panama, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1085.5 years
Anna682.7 years
John684.0 years
Joseph581.8 years
Henry476.5 years
William471.5 years
Agnes387.7 years
Leo375.0 years
Edward372.7 years
Catherine382.0 years
Most common last names in Panama, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Blum983.2 years
Arkfeld885.5 years
Leuschen779.9 years
Schwery675.0 years
Hoffmann578.4 years
Kwapiszeski577.8 years
Mickels583.4 years
Nowatzke582.0 years
Reisz565.4 years
Kenkel479.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Electricity (48%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Panama 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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