Paton, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 233 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 132  (56.7%)
Females: 101  (43.3%)
Median resident age:  28.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50217.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,520 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Paton:

$36,520
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,271 (it was $15,256 in 2000)

Paton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $50,637 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Paton:

$50,637
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $53,143; Detached houses: $52,796

Median gross rent in 2013: $388.

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  • Races in Paton, IA (2010)

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    • 22093.2%White alone
    • 73.0%Hispanic
    • 52.1%American Indian alone
    • 41.7%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Paton: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.1%), United States (16.8%), Swedish (13.9%), Czech (6.4%), Irish (6.4%), Dutch (6.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/20/1884

Elevation: 1102 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 412 people per square mile   (low).

Paton,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Paton:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paton city:

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

7 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe).

This city:

2.6%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Paton, Iowa as of June 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Paton to the number of sex offenders is 116 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $489 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $652 (1.2%)

Paton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (33.4 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (110.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (338.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dana, IA (2.0 miles) , Boxholm, IA (2.8 miles ), Harcourt, IA (2.8 miles ), Gowrie, IA (2.9 miles ), Grand Junction, IA (3.0 miles ), Beaver, IA (3.2 miles) , Farnhamville, IA (3.3 miles ), Churdan, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 42.16 N, Longitude: 94.25 W

Area code: 515

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

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+4.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (35%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Paton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Paton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the Paton city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paton-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 258.2 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 422.6 miles away from Paton center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.4 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 296.0 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 125.4 miles away from Paton center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 406.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greene County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Paton:

  • GOWRIE CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GOWRIE, IA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DAYTON, IA)
  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; JEFFERSON, IA)
  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JEFFERSON, IA)
  • OGDEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OGDEN, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paton:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 23 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 33 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 46 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 50 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Buena Vista University (about 59 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 90 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 91 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

Library in Paton:

  • WILLIAM PATON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $14,779; Location: 105 W MAIN ST; 6,618 books; 93 audio materials; 420 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Paton: Paton (A), Paton Library (B), Paton Town Hall (C), Paton Fire Department (D), Paton City Community Building (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paton include: First United Presbyterian Church (A), United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Greene 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 2013: 13.3%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Paton (2011 data):

  • Community State Bank: at 207 South Main Street, branch established on 1956/02/15. Info updated 2010/06/18: Bank assets: $39.6 mil, Deposits: $29.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.1
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paton city (based on Greene County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,80116
Evangelical Protestant1,4146
Catholic8804
Other1582
None4,083-
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: 1
Greene County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Greene County:

9.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

28.7%
Iowa:

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

17.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Paton:

48.5%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Paton:

45.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.8
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

12.2%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Paton:

6.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Paton:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

56.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Paton:

80.9%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paton, 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$2,653
Streets and Highways 1$3,182$38,1840$0
Electric Power 1$3,182$38,1842$5,265
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,432
Totals for Government 2$6,364$38,18410$9,350

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $177,000 ($759.66)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($120.17)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($90.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($81.55)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($64.38)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($51.50)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($38.63)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($38.63)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($34.33)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($21.46)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($17.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($12.88)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($25.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $37,000 ($158.80)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($111.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($72.96)
    All Other: $8,000 ($34.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($21.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($21.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($12.88)
    Rents: $2,000 ($8.58)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $152,000 ($652.36)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($4.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,000 ($90.13)
    General Support: $6,000 ($25.75)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($193.13)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.29)

Paton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $128,000 ($549.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $120,000 ($515.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $8,000 ($34.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $231,000 ($991.42)

4.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
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 Dallas County, IA  0.57% ($35,190 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.52% ($31,211)
from Carroll County, IA  0.41% ($23,933)


5.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
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 Polk County, IA  0.86% ($28,625 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.54% ($32,700)
to Story County, IA  0.46% ($47,412)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paton:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paton:

  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Paton:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Maintenance Shop (Lat: 42.166917 Lon: -94.250250), Call Sign: KGI658, Licensee ID: L00026273
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.200 MHz, 458.200 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/2002, Expiration Date: 03/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2012Registrant: County Of Greene, 114 N. Chestnut, Jefferson, IA 50129, Phone: (515) 386-5650
  • 123 N 1st St (Lat: 42.166639 Lon: -94.250250), Call Sign: WSB690, Licensee ID: L00034352
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.875 MHz, 456.875 MHzGrant Date: 07/31/2004, Expiration Date: 08/07/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/11/2014Registrant: Fred Fillman, 1594 130th E18, Paton, IA 50217, Phone: (515) 968-4201
  • 683 S Ave (Lat: 42.125278 Lon: -94.280639), Call Sign: WQTI384
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.100 MHz, 452.500 MHzGrant Date: 02/10/2014, Expiration Date: 02/10/2024, Certifier: Jonathan MarshallRegistrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Paton, 400ft S Of Hwy E18, E Of Railroad Tracks On E Side Of Paton (Lat: 42.164472 Lon: -94.253167), Type: Building, Structure height: 44.2 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQTJ842
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/19/2014, Expiration Date: 02/19/2024, Certifier: Chuck PaukRegistrant: West Central Cooperative, 213 Se 16th St, Pella, IA 50219, Phone: (641) 628-1724, Fax: (641) 628-4808, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3691Z , Serial Number: 18-7426, Year manufactured: 1960
    Registrant (Individual): Ralph L Riedesel, Po Box 84, Paton, IA 50217

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Paton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John977.8 years
Paul674.0 years
Helen577.0 years
George580.2 years
Mary585.4 years
Richard569.0 years
James476.0 years
Clara482.5 years
Fred489.5 years
Charles473.8 years
Most common last names in Paton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carlson777.6 years
Fox775.4 years
Fields678.7 years
Anderson668.9 years
Mullins684.2 years
Hansen584.6 years
Neiderheiser574.0 years
Johnson586.6 years
Blair572.2 years
Wilson569.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Paton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age 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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