Popejoy, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 79 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 
Males: 53  (67.1%)
Females: 26  (32.9%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50227

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,603 (it was $29,464 in 2000)
Popejoy:

$43,603
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,783 (it was $13,666 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,368 (it was $26,400 in 2000)
Popejoy:

$52,368
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $64,261; Detached houses: $64,261

Median gross rent in 2012: $438.

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  • White alone - 78 (98.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Popejoy: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.1%), Irish (22.5%), Norwegian (12.7%), English (3.9%), United States (3.9%), Danish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/24/1908

Elevation: 1155 feet

Land area: 0.73 square miles.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Popejoy:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Popejoy city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 10.8%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Popejoy, Iowa as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Popejoy to the number of sex offenders is 79 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $471 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (1.0%)

Popejoy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (40.6 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (161.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (298.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dows, IA (2.4 miles ), Alden, IA (2.4 miles ), Williams, IA (3.1 miles ), Iowa Falls, IA (3.1 miles ), Bradford, IA (3.1 miles) , Coulter, IA (3.2 miles ), Galt, IA (3.4 miles) , Rowan, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.59 N, Longitude: 93.43 W

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

3.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-15.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)

Average climate in Popejoy, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Popejoy-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 118% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Popejoy city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 19.8 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Popejoy-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% 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 249.1 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 408.4 miles away from Popejoy 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 390.4 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) earthquake occurred 245.4 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 320.7 miles away from Popejoy 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 278.3 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 Franklin County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Popejoy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Popejoy:

  • USA HEALTHCARE, DOWS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DOWS, IA)
  • SCENIC MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • IOWA FALLS MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • HERITAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • ELLSWORTH MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)
  • FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Popejoy:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 41 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 41 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 42 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 50 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 58 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 63 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 70 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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Franklin 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 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.1%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.0% of all households

Popejoy compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (81%)
  • Utility gas (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Popejoy city (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.64%
Here: 76.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents24.5%19.3%14.3%11.7%10.4%
Congregations35.5%12.9%6.5%9.7%6.5%
NameReformed Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USABaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents6.6%3.4%2.7%2.7%4.4%
Congregations6.5%3.2%3.2%3.2%12.9%
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
Franklin County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Franklin County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Franklin County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.8%
Iowa:

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

17.5%
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 2$357
Totals for Government 0$0 2$357

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($75.95)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($37.97)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($25.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($25.32)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($12.66)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($37.97)

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

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($75.95)
    General Support: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($75.95)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($37.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $61,000 ($772.15)

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.73% ($38,276 average AGI)
from Hardin County, IA  0.68% ($25,556)
from Wright County, IA  0.35% ($35,357)


6.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.05% ($32,548 average AGI)
to Hardin County, IA  0.70% ($30,821)
to Wright County, IA  0.40% ($22,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in Popejoy:

  • 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.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIFG (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Popejoy:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIFG-FM (95.3 FM; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Popejoy:

  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Lottie L Thompson, 599 Balsam Rd. (Schwab #50829) (Lat: 42.618667 Lon: -93.478361), Type: 86.6, Overall height: 84.1 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Lottie L Thompson, 599 Balsam Rd. (Schwab #50829) (Lat: 42.618667 Lon: -93.478361), Type: 86.6, Overall height: 84.1 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Bridget Carter, 599 Balsam Rd. (Schwab #50829) (Lat: 42.618667 Lon: -93.478361), Type: 86.6, Structure height: 19069 m, Overall height: 84.1 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE

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