Plover, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 76 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.0%
 
Males: 36  (48.1%)
Females: 40  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50573, 50581.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,057 (it was $29,306 in 2000)
Plover:

$57,057
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,273 (it was $15,241 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,953 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Plover:

$47,953
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $106,208; Detached houses: $106,208

Median gross rent in 2012: $581.

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  • White alone - 76 (98.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Plover: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Irish (21.3%), English (11.1%), Polish (8.3%), United States (5.6%), Norwegian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/13/1916

Elevation: 1209 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 140 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Plover:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plover city:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 68.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $467 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $325 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (77.6 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (132.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (361.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Havelock, IA (2.3 miles) , Mallard, IA (2.3 miles ), Rolfe, IA (2.5 miles ), Curlew, IA (3.0 miles) , Pocahontas, IA (3.2 miles ), West Bend, IA (3.3 miles ), Rodman, IA (3.4 miles) , Bradgate, IA (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 94.62 W

Area code: 712

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

3.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-8.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Information (8%)

Average climate in Plover, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Plover-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Plover city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 tornado 20.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plover-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% 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 205.4 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 257.1 miles away from Plover 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 216.9 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 210.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 203.7 miles away from Plover center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.5 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 Pocahontas County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Plover:

  • POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; POCAHONTAS, IA)
  • LAURENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LAURENS, IA)
  • EMMETSBURG CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plover:

  • Buena Vista University (about 34 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 35 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 38 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa State University (about 78 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 78 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 92 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 94 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

Library in Plover:

  • PLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,573; Location: 301 MAIN ST; 2,792 books; 108 audio materials; 394 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Plover: Plover (A), Plover Town Hall (B), Plover Public Library (C), Plover Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Pocahontas 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 2012 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Plover 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.
  • 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 rooms per house 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plover city (based on Pocahontas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.44%
Here: 81.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents39.6%29.9%19.3%3.7%7.4%
Congregations25.9%25.9%14.8%11.1%22.2%
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: 5
Pocahontas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Pocahontas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pocahontas County:

28.3%
Iowa:

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

19.0%
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 7$5,476
Firefighters 0$0 16$178
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$371
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$778
Water Supply 0$0 1$750
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,874
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$750
Totals for Government 0$0 29$10,177

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $19,000 ($250.00)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($118.42)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($118.42)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($78.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($65.79)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($65.79)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($52.63)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($52.63)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($26.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($144.74)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $14,000 ($184.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($65.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($52.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($13.16)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($13.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($105.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($105.26)
    General Support: $2,000 ($26.32)
    All Other: $1,000 ($13.16)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($236.84)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($657.89)

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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 Buena Vista County, IA  0.93% ($22,704 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, IA  0.52% ($54,333)
from Humboldt County, IA  0.48% ($85,786)


7.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,474 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
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 Buena Vista County, IA  0.82% ($27,000 average AGI)
to Webster County, IA  0.55% ($14,625)
to Polk County, IA  0.38% ($27,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plover:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plover:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Plover:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
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