Pleasanton, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 47 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.0%
Males: 23  (48.9%)
Females: 24  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50065

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,636 (it was $51,250 in 2000)
Pleasanton:

$33,636
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,109 (it was $29,231 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,177 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Pleasanton:

$64,177
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $50,385; Detached houses: $50,385
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pleasanton: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.6%), Norwegian (18.6%), Scotch-Irish (14.0%), English (4.7%), French (2.3%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/21/1884

Elevation: 1090 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 137 people per square mile   (very low).

Pleasanton, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Pleasanton:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pleasanton city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 96.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

4 residents are foreign born (6.8% Europe).

This city:  6.8%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $567 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800

Pleasanton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (70.2 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (112.6 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Davis City, IA (2.3 miles ), Cainsville, MO (3.1 miles ), Lamoni, IA (3.2 miles ), Leon, IA (3.3 miles ), South Lineville, MO (3.4 miles) , Lineville, IA (3.4 miles ), Blythedale, MO (3.5 miles ), Decatur City, IA (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 40.58 N, Longitude: 93.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

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

4.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-36.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (67%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Pleasanton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pleasanton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Pleasanton city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pleasanton-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% 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 345.4 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 334.6 miles away from Pleasanton 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 327.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 349.4 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 366.1 miles away from Pleasanton 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 94.9 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 Del Norte County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pleasanton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pleasanton:

  • LAMONI NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAMONI, IA)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • WESTVIEW ACRES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • LEON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • PEARL'S II EDEN FOR ELDERS (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PRINCETON, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pleasanton:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 63 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Truman State University (about 67 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Drake University (about 71 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 78 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 79 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 80 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Highland Community College (about 95 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)

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Decatur 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)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

6.58
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Pleasanton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pleasanton city (based on Decatur County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.50%
Here: 38.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCommunity Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents29.3%19.2%12.0%8.0%7.5%
Congregations14.7%23.5%5.9%5.9%2.9%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.3%3.8%3.2%3.1%8.6%
Congregations11.8%2.9%11.8%5.9%14.7%
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
Decatur County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Decatur County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

26.0%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($42.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($42.55)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($42.55)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($42.55)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($21.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($42.55)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($42.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($21.28)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($63.83)
    All Other: $1,000 ($21.28)
    General Support: $1,000 ($21.28)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($42.55)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($21.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($42.55)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pleasanton:

  • 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.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KAAN (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BETHANY, MO; Owner: KAAN, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pleasanton:

  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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