Panora, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 1,067 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 
Males: 499  (46.8%)
Females: 568  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50216.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,074 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Panora:

$58,074
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,897 (it was $15,510 in 2000)

Panora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,077 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Panora:

$127,077
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $183,728; detached houses: $182,622

Median gross rent in 2019: $852.

March 2019 cost of living index in Panora: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.6%
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  • Races in Panora, IA (2019)
    • 1,12390.5%White alone
    • 423.4%Hispanic
    • 322.6%Two or more races
    • 312.5%Black alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Panora, Iowa as of October 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Panora is 184 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (31.1%), American (15.8%), English (9.2%), Irish (4.6%), Norwegian (2.4%), Danish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/6/1872

Elevation: 1071 feet

Land area: 1.80 square miles.

Population density: 592 people per square mile   (low).

Panora, Iowa map

38 residents are foreign born (3.1% Europe).

This city:

3.1%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,671 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,675 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (39.0 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (90.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (344.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lake Panorama, IA (1.7 miles ),
Yale, IA (2.4 miles ),
Linden, IA (2.4 miles ),
Guthrie Center, IA (2.7 miles ),
Diamondhead Lake, IA (3.3 miles ),
Jamaica, IA (3.3 miles ),
Redfield, IA (3.3 miles ),
Bagley, IA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 41.69 N, Longitude: 94.36 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Panora, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Panora, IA in 2019
Panora satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $29,700
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $148,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $300,400
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $360,900
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $210,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Panora, IA residents
Average permit cost in Panora, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+5.6%).
Most common industries in Panora, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (13.0%)
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Food (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Food (4.5%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (20.7%)
  • Health care (19.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Machinery (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Panora, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
  • Child care workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Child care workers (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.6%)

Average climate in Panora, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Panora, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Panora-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Panora city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 tornado 30.3 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Panora-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 234% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 389.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 445.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 409.4 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 287.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 243.7 miles away from Panora center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Guthrie County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Panora topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Panora:

  • CRAFT CARE CENTER (805 EAST MAIN STREET)
  • PANORA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (805 EAST MAIN)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Panora:

  • THE NEW HOMESTEAD (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GUTHRIE CENTER, IA)
  • THE NEW HOMESTEAD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GUTHRIE CENTER, IA)
  • GUTHRIE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; GUTHRIE CENTER, IA)
  • GUTHRIE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; GUTHRIE CENTER, IA)
  • BAYARD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BAYARD, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Panora:

  • Drake University (about 38 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 39 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 44 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 56 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 79 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 80 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 87 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Public high school in Panora:

Public elementary/middle schools in Panora:

See full list of schools located in Panora

Library in Panora:

  • PANORA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $81,286; Location: 101 N 1ST STREE; 18,447 books; 500 audio materials; 470 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Panora: Guthrie County Historical Village (A), Heartland Co-op Elevator (B), Panora Rescue Squad (C), Panora Volunteer Fire Department (D), Panora City Hall (E), Panora Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Panora include: First Christian Church (A), Saint Cecilia Catholic Church (B), Lighthouse Assembly of God Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Panora Community Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Panora include: Lenon Mill Park (1), Little League Ball Park (2), Guthrie County Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Aubrey W. Dirlam - Politician.

Guthrie 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:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.2%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
86 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Panora (2011 data):

  • Panora State Bank: at 120 East Main, branch established on 1959/05/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $62.6 mil, Deposits: $51.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Dentel Bancorporation
  • Guthrie County State Bank: at 505 East Main Street, branch established on 1931/10/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $109.8 mil, Deposits: $85.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Guthrie County Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Panora:

Marital status in Panora, IA
  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Panora:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Panora
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Panora, IA (based on Guthrie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,64314
Catholic1,6164
Evangelical Protestant1,19215
Other1-
None5,502-
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: 3
Here:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.1%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Guthrie County:

27.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Guthrie County:

12.6%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

63.8%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Panora:

67.0%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Panora:

27.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.3%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.4%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.2
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Panora:

32.5%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

69.1%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.1%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Panora, IA Residents
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
Health 4$18,339$55,0175$6,698
Electric Power 3$7,413$29,6520$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$6,971$27,8840$0
Water Supply 2$7,398$44,3880$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,361$32,1660$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,001$36,0060$0
Local Libraries 1$1,437$17,2442$870
Totals for Government 17$52,919$37,3557$7,568

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $772,000 ($723.52)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,248,000 ($1169.63)
    Water Utilities: $542,000 ($507.97)
    Sewerage: $445,000 ($417.06)
    Police Protection: $182,000 ($170.57)
    General - Other: $173,000 ($162.14)
    Regular Highways: $117,000 ($109.65)
    Libraries: $68,000 ($63.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000 ($60.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000 ($57.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $36,000 ($33.74)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($15.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($7.50)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($3.75)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($2.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($2.81)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($27.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000 ($122.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $10,000 ($9.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($2.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $941,000 ($881.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($24.37)

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

  • Charges - Other: $467,000 ($437.68)
    Sewerage: $365,000 ($342.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000 ($74.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($15.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $77,000 ($72.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $92,000 ($86.22)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($17.81)
    Rents: $5,000 ($4.69)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($3.75)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,230,000 ($1152.76)
    Water Utilities: $528,000 ($494.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $140,000 ($131.21)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.87)
  • Tax - Property: $821,000 ($769.45)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $95,000 ($89.03)
    Other License: $9,000 ($8.43)

Panora government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,859,000 ($7365.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,217,000 ($5826.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,642,000 ($1538.89)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,037,000 ($2846.30)

6.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($59,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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 Polk County, IA  1.62% ($71,696 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  1.32% ($60,250)
from Adair County, IA  0.89% ($36,447)

Businesses in Panora, IA

  • U.S. Cellular: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Panora:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • 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.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Panora:

  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Panora:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Panora fatal accident list:

Oct 9, 2002 11:00 PM, Sr-4, Lat: 41.691732, Lon: -94.361324, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 28, 2001 06:09 AM, Sr-44, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 3, 1988 03:30 PM, 4, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 1, 1985 06:02 PM, Market St., Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 34.5mTotal length
  • 5,300Total average daily traffic
  • 447Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,300Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Panora, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Panora, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Panora)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2245 Wagon Rd (Lat: 41.682222 Lon: -94.360833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 111.3 m, Call Sign: WPYC237, Licensee ID: L00127121,
    Assigned Frequencies: 852.562 MHz, 852.587 MHz, 852.787 MHz, 852.987 MHz, 853.162 MHz, 853.187 MHz, 853.437 MHz, 853.487 MHz, 861.362 MHz, 861.387 MHz... (+18 more), Grant Date: 07/17/2003, Expiration Date: 07/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2010, Certifier: Mary E Julius, Registrant: Nextel Wip License Corp., 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4142

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Lake Panorama Water Tower (Lat: 41.718611 Lon: -94.419417), Call Sign: WZC449,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.550 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/06/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2004, Registrant: Panorama Lake Association, Panora, IA 50216
  • 1 Mi N Of Ia Hwy 44 3 Mi W (Lat: 41.694444 Lon: -94.434694), Structure height: 1 m, Call Sign: WNYH812, Licensee ID: L00021551,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.287 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/1996, Expiration Date: 01/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Lake Panorama Association, Panora, IA 50216, Phone: (515) 755-2301
  • 5011 Clover Ridge Rd (Lat: 41.717861 Lon: -94.387861), Call Sign: WQIS897,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 467.437 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2018, Expiration Date: 05/06/2028, Certifier: Dan Wollner, Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • Lat: 41.701944 Lon: -94.415000, Call Sign: WQWV315,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.765 MHz, 160.155 MHz, 452.300 MHz, 461.400 MHz, Grant Date: 11/30/2015, Expiration Date: 11/30/2025, Certifier: Matt Harmann, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Lat: 41.686944 Lon: -94.361667, Call Sign: WRKV702,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 451.237 MHz, Grant Date: 02/19/2021, Expiration Date: 02/19/2031, Certifier: Mike Gross, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • PANORA, Rr 1 (Lat: 41.745278 Lon: -94.369444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WMS504,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6545.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • PANORA DT, 2760 215th Street (Lat: 41.694222 Lon: -94.397833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 88.3 m, Call Sign: WQIK468,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10562.5 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2008, Expiration Date: 03/04/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • DM72XC708, 2245 Wagon Road (Lat: 41.682306 Lon: -94.360917), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 112.8 m, Call Sign: WQWE780,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/03/2015, Expiration Date: 08/03/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: Dla Piper LLP, 500 8th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 799-4216, Fax: (202) 799-5616, Email:
  • Panora, 2245 Wagon Road (Lat: 41.682639 Lon: -94.358694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WRFX700, Licensee ID: L00170236,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/26/2020, Expiration Date: 05/26/2030, Certifier: Andrew M Randol, Registrant: Panora Telecommunications, Panora, IA 50216, Phone: (641) 755-2800, Fax: (641) 755-2425, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • On Hwy, 4, 0.6 Miles South Of Hwy. 44 (Lat: 41.683583 Lon: -94.358556), Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WXS374,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, Grant Date: 07/28/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2004, Registrant: Law Offices Of Hill & Welch, 1330 New Hampshire Ave., Nw, #113, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 775-0070

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K0ONO, Grant Date: 05/14/1998, Expiration Date: 05/14/2008, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2010, Registrant: John Landsberger Jr, 4335 Panorama Dr, Panora, IA 50216-8641
  • Call Sign: KA0AUL, Grant Date: 06/21/1988, Expiration Date: 06/21/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2000, Registrant: Dennis R Davies, R1a B12, Panora, IA 50216
  • Call Sign: KA0GGB, Grant Date: 03/28/1989, Expiration Date: 03/28/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2001, Registrant: Harold R French, 608 W Market St, Panora, IA 50216
  • Call Sign: KB0QMV, Grant Date: 01/23/1995, Expiration Date: 01/23/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2007, Registrant: Jenifer L Polzin, 5249 Panorama Ter, Panora, IA 50216
  • Call Sign: WL7ANN, Licensee ID: L00397598, Grant Date: 03/31/2009, Expiration Date: 06/29/2019, Certifier: Orville W Terry, Registrant: Orville W Terry, 104 W Main Box 187, Panora, IA 50216

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1221B, N1221B, N-1221B, Serial Number: 5848, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 06/16/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 03/09/1982
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lynn L Jorgensen, 311 West Jackson, Panora, IA 50216, Other Owners: Sandra L Jorgensen
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 15154, N15154, N-15154, Serial Number: 32-7300004, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 09/27/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 12/03/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Lance D Levis, 4279 Panorama Dr, Panora, IA 50216
  • Aircraft: CESSNA P210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 171TJ, N171TJ, N-171TJ, Serial Number: P21000693, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 05/27/2009
    Registrant (LLC): Iowa Trenchless LLC, Po Box 846, Panora, IA 50216
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 421C (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 421MB, N421MB, N-421MB, Serial Number: 421C0849, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 06/27/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Iowa Trenchless LLC, Po Box 846, Panora, IA 50216
  • Aircraft: JORGENSEN LYNN L ACRO SPORT II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360-A4M (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 426SL, N426SL, N-426SL, Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 04/11/2012
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lynn L Jorgensen, 311 W Jackson St, Panora, IA 50216, Other Owners: Sandra L Jorgensen
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78982, N78982, N-78982, Serial Number: 2016, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 10/04/2019
    Registrant (Individual): William W Iii Douglass, 4331 Panorama Dr, Panora, IA 50216
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8238N, N8238N, N-8238N, Serial Number: 28-25445, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 01/17/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 10/17/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Marshall C Burgess, Po Box 34, Panora, IA 50216

Most common first names in Panora, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2175.0 years
John1978.4 years
Charles1579.8 years
Ralph1377.5 years
Donald1271.5 years
James1277.1 years
Helen1189.3 years
Mary1181.8 years
Robert1166.9 years
Ruby1179.3 years
Most common last names in Panora, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1484.0 years
Long1176.7 years
Wine981.8 years
Moore784.3 years
Hall789.3 years
Reynolds782.4 years
Hansen774.9 years
Clark684.7 years
Embrey679.0 years
Trent678.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Panora, IA
  • 80.6%Utility gas
  • 13.4%Electricity
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Panora, IA
  • 59.9%Utility gas
  • 30.2%Electricity
  • 4.3%No fuel used
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Other fuel


Panora compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Panora on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Oceania, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
There are 9 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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