Plover, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -25.3%
 
Males: 43  (61.8%)
Females: 28  (38.2%)
Median resident age:

49.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50573, 50581.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,489 (it was $29,306 in 2000)
Plover:

$43,489
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,910 (it was $15,241 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $18,159 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Plover:

$18,159
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $80,980; detached houses: $81,360

Median gross rent in 2017: $669.

March 2019 cost of living index in Plover: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Plover, IA (2010)
    • 7698.7%White alone
    • 11.3%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (46.7%), English (20.0%), Norwegian (13.3%), Polish (13.3%), Irish (6.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/13/1916

Elevation: 1209 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 131 people per square mile   (very low).

Plover, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $641 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $427 (0.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Plover, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Plover, IA in 2017

Plover satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%

Average climate in Plover, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46

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 the city 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 the city 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 (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Plover:

Marital status in Plover, IA
  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Plover:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plover, IA (based on Pocahontas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,67213
Catholic1,7215
Evangelical Protestant1526
Other--
None2,765-
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: 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.
Iowa:

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

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pocahontas 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
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$778
Water Supply 0$0 1$750
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$750
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,874
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$5,476
Firefighters 0$0 16$178
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$371
Totals for Government 0$0 29$10,177

Plover government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($309.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($126.76)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($84.51)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($84.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($84.51)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($70.42)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($56.34)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($56.34)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($14.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,000 ($183.10)

Plover government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($84.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($140.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($154.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($112.68)
    Highways: $3,000 ($42.25)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($394.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,000 ($98.59)

Plover government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,000 ($549.30)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.6mTotal length
  • 1,275Total average daily traffic
  • 13Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,275Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Plover, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Plover, IA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Plover, IA
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Plover, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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