Pierson, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 357 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 
Males: 153  (42.9%)
Females: 204  (57.1%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 51048.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $39,684 (it was $35,278 in 2000)
Pierson:

$39,684
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $21,476 (it was $15,945 in 2000)

Pierson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $59,352 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Pierson:

$59,352
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $141,323; Detached houses: $144,937; Townhouses or other attached units: $93,643; In 2-unit structures: $103,530; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $22,107; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,383; Mobile homes: $104,963

Median gross rent in 2015: $531.

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  • Races in Pierson, IA (2010)

    Pierson races chart
    • 34594.3%White alone
    • 71.9%American Indian alone
    • 51.4%Two or more races
    • 41.1%Hispanic
    • 30.8%Black alone
    • 20.5%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pierson: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (58.3%), American (9.1%), Norwegian (5.1%), Swedish (5.1%), English (2.9%), Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/27/1891

Elevation: 1269 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 729 people per square mile   (low).

Pierson,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Pierson:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pierson city:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $947 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $744 (1.8%)

Pierson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (27.1 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (89.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (422.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kingsley, IA (2.4 miles ), Correctionville, IA (2.5 miles ), Washta, IA (2.8 miles ), Anthon, IA (3.3 miles ), Moville, IA (3.3 miles ), Cushing, IA (3.4 miles ), Quimby, IA (3.6 miles ), Lawton, IA (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $120,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $126,800
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $75,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.54 N, Longitude: 95.87 W

Area code: 712

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

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +64 (+20.8%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Pierson, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Pierson-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Pierson city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 tornado 29.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pierson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 212.1 miles away from the city 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 154.8 miles away from Pierson center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 216.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.2 miles away from Pierson center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 217.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Woodbury County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pierson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pierson:

  • CORRECTIONVILLE NURSING AND REHA (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CORRECTIONVILLE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pierson:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 25 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • Buena Vista University (about 35 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • University of South Dakota (about 57 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 63 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 80 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 85 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 86 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pierson:

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Notable locations in Pierson: Pierson Volunteer Fire and Ambulance (A), Pierson Library (B), Pierson City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Woodbury 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 2015: 10.9%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for American Indian residents, 7.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Banks with branches in Pierson (2011 data):

  • United Bank of Iowa: Pierson Branch at 201 Main Street, branch established on 1997/01/06. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pierson city (based on Woodbury County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,73213
Mainline Protestant17,71353
Evangelical Protestant17,16263
Other2,24011
Orthodox4502
Black Protestant1261
None41,749-
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: 19
Woodbury County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Woodbury County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Woodbury County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
Here:

8.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Woodbury County:

28.9%
Iowa:

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

15.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.6%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pierson:

49.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Pierson:

28.9
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.1%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pierson:

9.4%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.3%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Pierson:

57.9%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Pierson:

77.4%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pierson, 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
Financial Administration 1$2,008$24,0960$0
Totals for Government 1$2,008$24,0960$0

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $244,000 ($683.47)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $51,000 ($142.86)
    Water Utilities: $47,000 ($131.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($61.62)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($44.82)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($42.02)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($36.41)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($28.01)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($28.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($25.21)
    Welfare - Other: $8,000 ($22.41)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($19.61)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($19.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($11.20)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($5.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($53.22)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($11.20)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($11.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $60,000 ($168.07)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($61.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($47.62)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($42.02)
    Special Assessments: $11,000 ($30.81)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($25.21)
    Rents: $3,000 ($8.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($86.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($84.03)
    General Support: $2,000 ($5.60)
  • Tax - Property: $96,000 ($268.91)
    Total General Sales: $32,000 ($89.64)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.60)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $300,000 ($840.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $285,000 ($798.32)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($42.02)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($168.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $170,000 ($476.19)

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
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 Dakota County, NE  0.81% ($27,522 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.36% ($32,957)
from Union County, SD  0.36% ($39,482)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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 Dakota County, NE  0.58% ($28,289 average AGI)
to Union County, SD  0.42% ($70,853)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.41% ($35,648)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pierson:

  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTFJ (1250 AM; 1 kW; DAKOTA CITY, NE; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pierson:

  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Pierson:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • K38DU (Channel 38; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CORNERSTONE FAITH CENTER)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 152Total average daily traffic
  • 192Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 321 4th St (Lat: 42.547417 Lon: -95.869583), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.4 m, Overall height: 12.8 m, Call Sign: WPEI486
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.235 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/2014, Expiration Date: 03/14/2024Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 514 Second St (Lat: 42.552222 Lon: -95.868333), Type: Mast, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPGJ287
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHzGrant Date: 12/02/2014, Expiration Date: 01/26/2025Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • Center Of Block Se Of 4th St And Elm St Intersection (Lat: 42.546694 Lon: -95.868333), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQPH462
    Assigned Frequencies: 4985.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/17/2012, Expiration Date: 05/17/2022, Certifier: Curtis R MillerRegistrant: City Of Sioux City, Sioux City, IA 51102-0447, Phone: (712) 279-6959, Fax: (712) 279-6157, Email:
  • Lat: 42.547917 Lon: -95.869028, Call Sign: WQWG648
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1600 MHzGrant Date: 08/17/2015, Expiration Date: 08/17/2025, Certifier: Scott BaileyRegistrant: Primex Wireless Inc, 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0GSS, Licensee ID: L00172172, Grant Date: 11/16/1999, Expiration Date: 11/16/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2011, Certifier: Gordon J Bubke, Registrant: Gordon J Bubke, 319 Elm, Pierson, IA 51048

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Pierson, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William679.5 years
Henry575.0 years
Helen576.2 years
Ruth579.0 years
Ella483.0 years
Clarence475.0 years
Dorothy473.8 years
Louis488.5 years
John472.0 years
James382.7 years
Most common last names in Pierson, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Herbold1080.0 years
Irwin1073.7 years
Bierman776.7 years
Chinn565.0 years
Brown570.2 years
Harm580.6 years
Elser483.5 years
Hinkhouse484.0 years
Hardie477.5 years
Bohle484.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Pierson compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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