Pioneer, Iowa

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Population in 2012: 23 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.5%
 
Males: 13  (56.7%)
Females: 10  (43.3%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50541

Estimated median household income in 2012: $13,828 (it was $19,375 in 2000)
Pioneer:

$13,828
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $5,936 (it was $10,079 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $31,729 (it was $15,600 in 2000)
Pioneer:

$31,729
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $20,923; Detached houses: $20,923
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  • White alone - 22 (95.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (4.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pioneer: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.9%), English (16.7%), Irish (14.8%), Dutch (9.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/8/1910

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 365 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Pioneer:

  • High school or higher: 51.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pioneer city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 44.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $219 (0.7%)

Pioneer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (58.2 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (127.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (348.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Clare, IA (2.3 miles) , Gilmore City, IA (2.4 miles ), Rutland, IA (3.0 miles) , Humboldt, IA (3.1 miles ), Barnum, IA (3.2 miles) , Bradgate, IA (3.2 miles) , Dakota City, IA (3.3 miles ), Palmer, IA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.65 N, Longitude: 94.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Pioneer household income distribution Pioneer home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-54.3%).

Average climate in Pioneer, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pioneer-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Pioneer city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/8/1967, a category F4 tornado 14.2 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Pioneer-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 224.0 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 274.1 miles away from Pioneer 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 229.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 229.2 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 448.5 miles away from Pioneer 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 160.8 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 Humboldt County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pioneer topographic map

Birthplace of: Merle J. Isaac - Music arranger.

Hospitals and medical centers near Pioneer:

  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MANSON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANSON, IA)
  • FORT DODGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • GREENLEAF (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • IOWA HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pioneer:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 15 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 42 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 57 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa State University (about 58 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 73 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 77 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 82 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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Humboldt 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 2012: 73.3%
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Pioneer compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Wood (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pioneer city (based on Humboldt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.19%
Here: 85.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents34.4%26.2%18.7%11.6%9.1%
Congregations44.4%16.7%11.1%11.1%16.7%
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: 2
Humboldt County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Humboldt County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

27.9%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
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 5$299
Totals for Government 0$0 5$299

5.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200533,186 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
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 Webster County, IA  0.90% ($30,029 average AGI)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.44% ($30,647)
from Wright County, IA  0.38% ($26,000)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200627,461 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
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 Webster County, IA  0.94% ($9,054 average AGI)
to Wright County, IA  0.43% ($27,882)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.33% ($21,462)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pioneer:

  • 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.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pioneer:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Pioneer:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
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