Pilot Mound, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 170 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.6%
 
Males: 85  (50.0%)
Females: 85  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  51.9 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50223.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,954 (it was $29,750 in 2000)
Pilot Mound:

$26,954
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,747 (it was $14,414 in 2000)

Pilot Mound city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,043 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Pilot Mound:

$59,043
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $72,422; Detached houses: $74,833; Mobile homes: $36,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $381.

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Pilot Mound races chart
  • White alone - 166 (96.0%)
  • Black alone - 4 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pilot Mound: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.7%), English (19.3%), Swedish (16.0%), Irish (9.3%), Dutch (8.7%), United States (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/23/1897

Elevation: 1105 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 179 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Pilot Mound:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pilot Mound city:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 17.5%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Pilot Mound, Iowa as of February 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pilot Mound to the number of sex offenders is 172 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $489 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $558 (0.8%)

Pilot Mound satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (21.8 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (120.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (326.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fraser, IA (1.9 miles) , Boxholm, IA (2.2 miles ), Dayton, IA (2.7 miles ), Ogden, IA (2.9 miles ), Stratford, IA (3.0 miles ), Boone, IA (3.1 miles ), Harcourt, IA (3.3 miles ), Beaver, IA (3.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $120,000

Latitude: 42.16 N, Longitude: 94.01 W

Area code: 515

Pilot Mound household income distribution Pilot Mound home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+7.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Other financial specialists (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)

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

Average climate in Pilot Mound, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Pilot Mound-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 113% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Pilot Mound city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pilot Mound-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 262.7 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 412.6 miles away from Pilot Mound 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 252.5 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 306.7 miles away from the city 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 396.5 miles away from Pilot Mound 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 132.4 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 Boone County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pilot Mound topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pilot Mound:

  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DAYTON, IA)
  • COVENTRY CARE CENTER OF BOONE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BOONE, IA)
  • STRATFORD NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; STRATFORD, IA)
  • OGDEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; OGDEN, IA)
  • HOME CARE SERVICES OF BOONE CO (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BOONE, IA)
  • BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BOONE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pilot Mound:

  • Iowa State University (about 22 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 25 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 38 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 43 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Buena Vista University (about 70 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 83 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 84 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

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Notable location: Pilot Mound Fire and Rescue Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Pilot Mound: Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Boone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 47.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pilot Mound that have no violations reported:

  • BENEFIT WATER DISTRICT #2 (Population served: 73, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.3%
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Pilot Mound compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Pilot Mound travel time to work - commute Pilot Mound mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pilot Mound city (based on Boone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.63%
Here: 54.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents22.1%18.0%17.4%11.9%7.3%
Congregations6.8%9.1%20.5%6.8%4.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%4.2%3.0%2.8%8.8%
Congregations4.5%6.8%4.5%4.5%31.8%
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: 4
Boone County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Boone County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Boone County:

30.3%
Iowa:

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

15.7%
State:

14.5%
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 1$502
Sewerage 0$0 1$250
Water Supply 0$0 2$501
Other and Unallocable 0$0 6$117
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,370

Pilot Mound government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $27,000 ($158.82)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($94.12)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($94.12)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($82.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($70.59)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($41.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($35.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($5.88)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.88)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($17.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($82.35)

Pilot Mound government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $31,000 ($182.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($76.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($58.82)
    Rents: $6,000 ($35.29)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($17.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($105.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($100.00)
    General Support: $3,000 ($17.65)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($111.76)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($58.82)

Pilot Mound government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $48,000 ($282.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $42,000 ($247.06)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($35.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $142,000 ($835.29)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($235.29)

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
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 Story County, IA  1.66% ($32,176 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.82% ($35,488)
from Dallas County, IA  0.39% ($38,050)


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
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 Story County, IA  1.54% ($32,975 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  1.21% ($36,016)
to Dallas County, IA  0.39% ($38,125)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pilot Mound:

  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWBG (1590 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KASI (1430 AM; 1 kW; AMES, IA)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pilot Mound:

  • 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.)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Pilot Mound:

  • 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.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)

Pilot Mound fatal accident list:

Oct 4, 1997 06:45 PM, First St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 3/4 Mi Se Pilot Mound (Lat: 42.154417 Lon: -94.009944), Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KAM57
    Assigned Frequencies: 6925.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/1968, Expiration Date: 02/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: Norhwest Television Co, 912 First Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 5051

Most common first names in Pilot Mound, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James669.7 years
John470.8 years
Mary478.7 years
Robert467.2 years
Donald365.7 years
Florence385.6 years
Harold385.7 years
Joseph371.0 years
Lester373.3 years
Paul375.0 years
Most common last names in Pilot Mound, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1481.9 years
Lundberg785.4 years
Hinman683.0 years
Anderson580.0 years
Larson581.8 years
Phipps575.8 years
Crouch470.2 years
Peterson478.7 years
Ferrari474.7 years
Campbell381.6 years

Pilot Mound on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper"
  • #38 (50223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries"
  • #90 (50223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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