Pleasant Plain, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 97 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.0%
Males: 50  (51.8%)
Females: 47  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  59.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52540

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,383 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Pleasant Plain:

$46,383
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $32,538 (it was $14,282 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $80,365 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Pleasant Plain:

$80,365
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $153,653; Detached houses: $160,571; Townhouses or other attached units: $239,799; In 2-unit structures: $62,737; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,602; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $56,525; Mobile homes: $81,013; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $929
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    • 9298.9%White alone
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pleasant Plain: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.9%), English (14.3%), Irish (7.1%), Polish (7.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/12/1900

Elevation: 757 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (very low).

Pleasant Plain, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Pleasant Plain:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pleasant Plain city:

  • Never married: 8.5%
  • Now married: 77.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $995 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $879 (1.7%)

Pleasant Plain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (39.3 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (183.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (221.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Brighton, IA (1.7 miles ), Richland, IA (2.7 miles ), Coppock, IA (2.8 miles) , Maharishi Vedic City, IA (3.1 miles ), Wayland, IA (3.2 miles ), Fairfield, IA (3.3 miles ), Packwood, IA (3.4 miles ), Lockridge, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.15 N, Longitude: 91.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

Pleasant Plain household income distribution Pleasant Plain home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+2.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (27%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (27%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)

Average climate in Pleasant Plain, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Pleasant Plain-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.0 miles away from the Pleasant Plain city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pleasant Plain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 281.6 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 265.0 miles away from Pleasant Plain center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 302.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 308.2 miles away from Pleasant Plain center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 282.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pleasant Plain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pleasant Plain:

  • PARKVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WAYLAND, IA)
  • SUNNY BROOK HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IA)
  • SUNNY BROOK LIVING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IA)
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IA)
  • NELSON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IA)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - FAIRFIELD (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IA)
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pleasant Plain:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 29 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 40 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 43 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 55 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 72 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 72 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Augustana College (about 73 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

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Church in Pleasant Plain: Pleasant Plain Friends Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Friends Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson 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 2016: 5.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Iowa average:

10.4

Pleasant Plain travel time to work - commute Pleasant Plain mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pleasant Plain city (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,81312
Evangelical Protestant1,71619
Catholic1,0201
Other7397
None10,555-
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: 3
Jefferson County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

10.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.1%
Iowa:

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

11.0%
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 14$3,190
Totals for Government 0$0 14$3,190

Pleasant Plain government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($72.16)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($51.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($30.93)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($10.31)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($10.31)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($10.31)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($10.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($10.31)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $3,000 ($30.93)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($20.62)

Pleasant Plain government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($103.09)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($103.09)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($72.16)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($20.62)

Pleasant Plain government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $18,000 ($185.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($164.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($20.62)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,000 ($82.47)

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,501 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Van Buren County, IA  0.44% ($34,000 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.42% ($32,680)
from Wapello County, IA  0.42% ($25,960)


5.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
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 Wapello County, IA  0.54% ($25,281 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, IA  0.49% ($26,552)
to Henry County, IA  0.32% ($33,316)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pleasant Plain:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCII (1380 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pleasant Plain:

  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KHOE (90.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD EDUCATIONAL RADIO STATION)

TV broadcast stations around Pleasant Plain:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K13MN (Channel 13; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)

Pleasant Plain fatal accident list:

May 22, 2005 08:34 PM, W-21, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hwy 17 2.5 Mi W (Lat: 41.145861 Lon: -91.907111), Call Sign: KNDV512
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.4800 MHzGrant Date: 11/14/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2024Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (7%)

Pleasant Plain compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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