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Greene County

Population in 2012: 232 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.5%
 

Males: 112  (48.3%)
Females: 120  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  34.8 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 50217.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $31,840 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Paton:

$31,840
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,820

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $53,205 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Paton:

$53,205
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $53,429; Detached houses: $53,429

Median gross rent in 2011: $575.

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  • White alone - 220 (93.2%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (3.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 4 (1.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Paton: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.1%), United States (12.2%), Swedish (9.4%), Scottish (7.8%), Dutch (6.3%), Irish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/20/1884

Elevation: 1102 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 410 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Paton:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paton city:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

7 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe).

This city:  2.6%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Paton, Iowa as of December 21, 2012.
The ratio of number of residents in Paton to the number of sex offenders is 120 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $488 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $636 (1.0%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+4.3%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (20%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)

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Tornado activity:

Paton-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 207% 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.

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: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Paton:

  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; JEFFERSON, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Paton, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paton:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 23 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Iowa State University (about 33 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 45 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 50 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Buena Vista University (about 59 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 96 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 101 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

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 2011: 23.8%
(24.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Paton, IA

Paton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

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Religion statistics for Paton (based on Greene County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.36%
Here72.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents31.0%23.2%10.7%9.9%7.3%
Congregations33.3%14.8%7.4%3.7%7.4%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents6.7%5.4%2.2%1.2%2.3%
Congregations3.7%11.1%3.7%3.7%11.1%
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: 1
Greene County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.49 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

28.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$647
Electric Power 1$1,913$22,9560$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$550
Other and Unallocable 1$2,595$31,1400$0
Totals for Government 2$4,508$27,0488$1,197

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $177,000 ($762.93)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($120.69)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($90.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($81.90)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($64.66)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($51.72)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($38.79)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($38.79)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($34.48)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($21.55)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($17.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($12.93)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($25.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $37,000 ($159.48)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($112.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($73.28)
    All Other: $8,000 ($34.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($21.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($21.55)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($12.93)
    Rents: $2,000 ($8.62)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $152,000 ($655.17)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($4.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,000 ($90.52)
    General Support: $6,000 ($25.86)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($193.97)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.31)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $128,000 ($551.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $120,000 ($517.24)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $8,000 ($34.48)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $231,000 ($995.69)

5.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  0.57% ($29,714 average AGI)
from Boone County, IA  0.54% ($31,900)
from Guthrie County, IA  0.51% ($31,842)


7.17% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.93% ($29,057 average AGI)
to Boone County, IA  0.66% ($27,880)
to Dallas County, IA  0.61% ($35,304)

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:

2
  • Maintenance Shop (Lat: 42.166917 Lon: -94.250250), Call Sign: KGI658, Licensee ID: L00026273
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.200 MHz, 458.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2002, Expiration Date: 03/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2012
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/31/2004, Expiration Date: 08/07/2014
    Registrant: Fred Fillman, 1594 130th E18, Paton, IA 50217, Phone: (515) 968-4201

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, 400 East Paton St, 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

Paton on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers:"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
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