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Population in 2012: 306 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.7%
 

Males: 131  (43.1%)
Females: 175  (56.9%)

Median resident age:  36.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51563.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,636 (it was $36,563 in 2000)
Persia:

$33,636
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,817

Persia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,963 (it was $60,600 in 2000)
Persia:

$78,963
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,559; Detached houses: $98,559

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

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  • White alone - 311 (97.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Persia: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.7%), Irish (16.1%), United States (8.1%), English (7.6%), Polish (5.5%), Danish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/30/1891

Elevation: 1273 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 670 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Persia:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Persia city:

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Persia, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Persia to the number of sex offenders is 306 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,104 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,250 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (27.1 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (31.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (407.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Portsmouth, IA (2.4 miles ), Tennant, IA (2.6 miles) , Shelby, IA (2.8 miles ), Minden, IA (2.8 miles ), Neola, IA (3.0 miles ), Panama, IA (3.4 miles ), Logan, IA (3.5 miles ), Corley, IA (3.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 41.58 N, Longitude: 95.57 W

Area code: 712

Persia household income distribution Persia home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +52 (+16.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (45%)
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Persia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Persia 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 46.0 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:

Persia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 65.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from Persia center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harrison County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Persia:

  • REM IOWA-BIRCH COTTAGE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SHELBY, IA)
  • AVOCA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; AVOCA, IA)
  • WEL HOME HEALTH OF LOGAN (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LOGAN, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Persia:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 24 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,574)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 28 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)
  • Creighton University (about 30 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 30 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 32 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • Bellevue University (about 35 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 74 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)

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Notable locations in Persia: Persia (A), Persia Fire and Rescue (B), Persia City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Persia include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Saint John Lutheran Church (C), Persia Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Harrison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.9%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Persia, IA

Persia compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Persia (2011 data):

  • Community Bank: Persia Branch at 107 Main St, branch established on 1934/03/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $98.2 mil, Deposits: $87.0 mil, headquarters in Dunlap, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Dunlap Iowa Holding Co.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Persia travel time to work - commute


Persia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Persia city (based on Harrison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.48%
Here51.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents28.3%18.8%11.8%11.0%9.4%
Congregations11.9%23.8%11.9%9.5%7.1%
NameCommunity Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)LDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents6.3%4.4%3.3%2.2%4.5%
Congregations11.9%2.4%2.4%4.8%14.3%
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: 3
Harrison County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Harrison County:

9.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Harrison County:

28.0%
State:

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

17.3%
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 0$0 1$1,000
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$536
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,536

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $39,000 ($127.45)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($176.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($65.36)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($55.56)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($49.02)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($45.75)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($45.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($39.22)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($16.34)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($6.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($19.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $29,000 ($94.77)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($65.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($26.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($6.54)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($199.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $29,000 ($94.77)
    General Support: $4,000 ($13.07)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.27)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($202.61)
    Total General Sales: $33,000 ($107.84)
    NEC: $2,000 ($6.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,000 ($326.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $65,000 ($212.42)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $35,000 ($114.38)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $9,000 ($29.41)
    End of Fiscal Year: $4,000 ($13.07)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($215.69)

6.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Douglas County, NE  1.58% ($45,124 average AGI)
from Pottawattamie County, IA  0.98% ($41,364)
from Sarpy County, NE  0.27% ($48,667)


6.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,731 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
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 Pottawattamie County, IA  1.38% ($34,410 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  1.22% ($29,797)
to Monona County, IA  0.30% ($30,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Persia:

  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Persia:

  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KIOS-FM (91.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 001)
  • KKYY (101.3 FM; WHITING, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKCD (105.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRQC (93.3 FM; BENNINGTON, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVSS (88.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Persia:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • K61GA (Channel 61; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KKAZ-CA (Channel 24; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Persia Disp, 3838 296th St (Lat: 41.578111 Lon: -95.567639), Type: Mast, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQHG381
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/2007, Expiration Date: 07/23/2017, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Raiway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0UIZ, Licensee ID: L00237112
    Grant Date: 10/08/2004, Expiration Date: 11/23/2014, Certifier: Kenneth M Tucker
    Registrant: Kenneth M Tucker, 666 Dogwood Rd, Persia, IA 51563-4079



Most common first names in Persia, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John978.1 years
William881.2 years
Mary792.2 years
Harry586.6 years
Walter576.0 years
Helen487.0 years
Alice477.2 years
Emma484.0 years
Mabel486.7 years
Robert475.2 years
Most common last names in Persia, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson976.1 years
Kuster780.9 years
Ingwersen676.2 years
Kemmish689.8 years
Zacharias581.2 years
Plambeck582.6 years
Stamp493.9 years
Martens477.3 years
Smith486.0 years
Becker473.0 years

Persia on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations:"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
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