Postville, Iowa

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Population in 2022: 2,452 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 
Males: 1,209  (49.3%)
Females: 1,243  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

27.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 52162.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $45,874 (it was $32,667 in 2000)
Postville:

$45,874
IA:

$69,588

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $20,689 (it was $14,264 in 2000)

Postville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $99,229 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Postville:

$99,229
IA:

$194,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $225,020; detached houses: $238,544; townhouses or other attached units: $181,574; in 2-unit structures: $153,635; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,457; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,700; mobile homes: $77,761

Median gross rent in 2022: $805.

March 2022 cost of living index in Postville: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 25.7%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for Black residents, 42.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.4% for American Indian residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 25.8% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Postville, IA (2022)
    • 1,20345.2%White alone
    • 1,14142.9%Hispanic
    • 2649.9%Black alone
    • 552.1%Asian alone
    • 331.2%Two or more races

Races in Postville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Postville, Iowa as of May 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Postville is 256 to 1.


Crime rates in Postville by year

Type

2017

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(47.7)
1
(48.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(82.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.4)
1
(49.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(145.3)
4
(196.7)
1
(49.7)
7
(287.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(47.7)
5
(242.1)
6
(295.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(205.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(95.3)
37
(1,792)
24
(1,180)
3
(149.0)
13
(534.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(47.7)
1
(48.4)
6
(295.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index49.1174.8145.515.9162.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Postville, IA

Crime rate in Postville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 4 (4 officers - 3 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Iowa average:

1.76
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Ancestries: German (12.2%), Somali (8.4%), American (2.6%), European (2.2%), Norwegian (1.8%), Russian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/17/1873

Elevation: 1191 feet

Land area: 2.08 square miles.

Population density: 1,180 people per square mile   (low).

Postville, Iowa map

782 residents are foreign born (20.0% Latin America, 4.3% Africa, 3.2% Asia).

This city:

29.4%
Iowa:

5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,669 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,623 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (53.1 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (109.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (216.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Castalia, IA (2.4 miles),
Luana, IA (2.5 miles ),
Clermont, IA (2.7 miles ),
Monona, IA (3.1 miles ),
Elgin, IA (3.1 miles ),
Ossian, IA (3.3 miles ),
Farmersburg, IA (3.7 miles ),
Waukon, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 43.09 N, Longitude: 91.57 W

Area code: 563

Distribution of median household income in Postville, IA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Postville, IA in 2022
Postville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $80,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Postville, IA residents
Average permit cost in Postville, IA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

2.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +804 (+54.7%).
Most common industries in Postville, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (38.5%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (46.4%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.2%)
  • Utilities (3.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (26.9%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Postville, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Food processing workers (19.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (24.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Food processing workers (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)

Average climate in Postville, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Postville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Postville city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Postville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 84% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 374.0 miles away from Postville center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.9 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 352.1 miles away from Postville center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 374.0 miles away from Postville center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 284.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 174.5 miles away from Postville 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 Allamakee County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Postville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Postville:

  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (HOSPITAL AND OAK ROAD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (PO BOX 716 COUNTY LINE ROAD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - POSTVILLE (400 HARDIN DRIVE)

Airports located in Postville:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Postville:

  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 17 miles; Calmar, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 20 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 21 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Viterbo University (about 53 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 60 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high school in Postville:

Private high school in Postville:

  • BAIS CHAYA MUSHKA-OHOLEI MENACHEM TORAH ED PROG (Students: 129, Location: 417 OAK DR, Grades: PK-9)

Public elementary/middle school in Postville:

  • CORA B DARLING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 312 W POST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Postville

Library in Postville:

  • POSTVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $66,988; Location: 235 W TILDFEN ST; 15,135 books; 482 audio materials; 1,289 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 99 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Postville: Postville (A), Postville City Ball Diamond (B), Big Four Fair Grounds (C), Area Emergency Medical Transportation Services Doing Business As Area Ambulance Service (D), Postville Memorial Hall (E), Postville Public Library (F), Postville Police Department (G), Postville Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Postville include: Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Bridgets Catholic Church (B), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (C), Forest Mills United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Postville include: Clinton Meyer Park (1), Lull's Park (2), Roberts Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Pines Motel (12458 Highway 18).

Allamakee 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:

2.9 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
53 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
61 people in nursing homes in 2000
14 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

Banks with branches in Postville (2011 data):

  • Fidelity Bank & Trust: Postville Branch at 100 North Lawler, branch established on 2000/07/10. Info updated 2011/07/27: Bank assets: $560.1 mil, Deposits: $452.8 mil, headquarters in Dubuque, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Company
  • FreedomBank: Postville Office Branch at 135 West Tilden, branch established on 1872/10/25. Info updated 2006/12/22: Bank assets: $225.5 mil, Deposits: $189.9 mil, headquarters in Elkader, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Leroy C. Darby, Inc. Esop

For population 15 years and over in Postville:

Marital status in Postville, IA
  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Postville:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Postville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Postville, IA (based on Allamakee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,78517
Catholic3,4269
Other5283
Evangelical Protestant51410
None5,077-
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: 7
Allamakee County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Allamakee County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Allamakee County:

16.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Allamakee County:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.5%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Postville:

47.1%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.0%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Postville:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Postville:

22.2%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Postville:

12.2%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Postville:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Postville:

31.3%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

52.5%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Postville:

77.9%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Postville, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$14,018$42,0540$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,459$56,7541$212
Streets and Highways 2$8,223$49,3380$0
Water Supply 1$4,505$54,0600$0
Sewerage 1$4,687$56,2440$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,892
Totals for Government 10$40,892$49,0703$2,104

Postville government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $237,000 ($96.66)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $700,000 ($285.48)
    Water Utilities: $512,000 ($208.81)
    Police Protection: $400,000 ($163.13)
    Regular Highways: $373,000 ($152.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($41.19)
    Libraries: $98,000 ($39.97)
    Financial Administration: $91,000 ($37.11)
    General - Other: $85,000 ($34.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $72,000 ($29.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000 ($27.32)
    General Public Buildings: $49,000 ($19.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($6.93)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($3.67)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($2.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $89,000 ($36.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $579,000 ($236.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $494,000 ($201.47)

Postville government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $522,000 ($212.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000 ($56.69)
    Other: $137,000 ($55.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($6.12)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($2.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($4.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $398,000 ($162.32)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($6.93)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($2.04)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($2.04)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $491,000 ($200.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $276,000 ($112.56)
    Other: $26,000 ($10.60)
  • Tax - Property: $879,000 ($358.48)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $253,000 ($103.18)
    Other License: $10,000 ($4.08)

Postville government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,573,000 ($5943.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,872,000 ($4026.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,701,000 ($1917.21)

Postville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,282,000 ($1338.50)

Businesses in Postville, IA

  • SAS Shoes: 1
  • UPS: 1
  • YMCA: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Postville:

  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WPRE (980 AM; 1 kW; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KADR (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELKADER, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KWLC (1240 AM; 1 kW; DECORAH, IA; Owner: LUTHER COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Postville:

  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDEC-FM (100.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • K268AF (101.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Postville:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K14AF (Channel 14; DECORAH, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Postville fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Postville fatal accident list:

Nov 20, 1984 02:00 PM, Hwy 51, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 11, 1979 02:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 279ft / 84.5mTotal length
  • 21,340Total average daily traffic
  • 2,469Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,340Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Postville, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Postville, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Postville)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Postville, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N0VYM, Licensee ID: L00653295, Grant Date: 03/07/2023, Expiration Date: 03/16/2033, Certifier: John W Nielsen, Registrant: John W Nielsen, 1158 Frankville Road, Postville, IA 52162

  • Call Sign: WA0OAO, Grant Date: 02/07/1996, Expiration Date: 02/07/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2008, Registrant: Harlan D Foels, 341 Cherry Valley Dr, Postville, IA 52162-8500

  • Call Sign: KF0ITW, Licensee ID: L02523337, Grant Date: 04/12/2022, Expiration Date: 04/12/2032, Certifier: Ronald L Roberts, Registrant: Ronald L Roberts, 17228 Gunder Rd, Postville, IA 52162


FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C125 SERIES (125 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2449B, N2449B, N-2449B, Serial Number: 3749, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 02/13/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene C Severn, 13268 April Ave, Postville, IA 52162
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3641E, N3641E, N-3641E, Serial Number: 11AC-1833, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 08/09/1979
    Registrant (Co-Owned): C Keith Kerr, 1278 306th St, Postville, IA 52162, Other Owners: Gene E Dejong
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 72719, N72719, N-72719, Serial Number: 9898, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/09/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Wilfred H Armentrout, Po Box 755, Postville, IA 52162

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 40 took place in 2003, and the least - 13 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Postville, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.4%), and Outside Fires (37.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Postville, IA
    • 14440.4%Structure Fires
    • 13437.6%Outside Fires
    • 3911.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3911.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Postville, IA
Most common first names in Postville, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2175.4 years
Ruth1581.8 years
Elmer1579.1 years
Henry1478.8 years
Fred1384.8 years
Florence1383.8 years
Walter1379.5 years
William1385.6 years
Esther1386.1 years
Helen1278.9 years
Most common last names in Postville, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer3679.8 years
Schultz3178.2 years
Schutte1283.1 years
Anderson1275.8 years
Schroeder1078.5 years
Heins1081.2 years
Foels980.5 years
Eberling977.0 years
Miller981.9 years
Casten982.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Postville, IA
  • 79.1%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Postville, IA
  • 50.3%Utility gas
  • 40.2%Electricity
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Postville 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 above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in unknown juvenile institutions (population 1,000+)"
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