Prairieburg, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 179 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 
Males: 79  (44.5%)
Females: 100  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52219

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,709 (it was $36,750 in 2000)
Prairieburg:

$52,709
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,224 (it was $17,197 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,137 (it was $58,300 in 2000)
Prairieburg:

$84,137
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $158,772; Detached houses: $170,101; Townhouses or other attached units: $146,372; In 2-unit structures: $99,089; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,903; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,720; Mobile homes: $27,841
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    • 31.7%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Prairieburg: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.4%), Irish (21.4%), Czech (15.0%), United States (5.3%), English (4.4%), Italian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/30/1905

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 394 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Prairieburg:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prairieburg city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $976 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $494 (0.8%)

Prairieburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (21.6 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (118.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (194.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Central City, IA (2.4 miles ), Coggon, IA (2.5 miles ), Ryan, IA (2.9 miles ), Stone City, IA (3.1 miles) , Anamosa, IA (3.4 miles ), Hopkinton, IA (3.4 miles ), Alburnett, IA (3.4 miles ), Monticello, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.24 N, Longitude: 91.42 W

Area code: 319

Prairieburg household income distribution Prairieburg home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-13.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (34%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Average climate in Prairieburg, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Prairieburg-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the Prairieburg city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 tornado 8.3 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prairieburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% 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 321.4 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 300.7 miles away from Prairieburg center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.7 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 351.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 321.3 miles away from Prairieburg center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 307.1 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 Linn County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prairieburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Prairieburg:

  • ABOVE AND BEYOND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MONTICELLO, IA)
  • EASTERN IOWA VISITING NURSES AND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MONTICELLO, IA)
  • MONTICELLO NURSING AND REHAB CEN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MONTICELLO, IA)
  • JONES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ANAMOSA, IA)
  • WINSLOW HOUSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MARION, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prairieburg:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 26 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 41 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 46 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 49 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 57 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 59 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 65 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)

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Notable location: Prairieburg Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Prairieburg: Saint Joseph Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Linn 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 2013 was 66.6. This is about average.

City:

66.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.522. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.522
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 21.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.2%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prairieburg city (based on Linn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,93018
Mainline Protestant35,52275
Evangelical Protestant29,18488
Other4,96918
Orthodox5452
Black Protestant4332
None99,643-
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: 27
Linn County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Linn County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Linn County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 146
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.6%
Iowa:

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

13.4%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$255
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,116
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$260
Sewerage 0$0 1$283
Water Supply 0$0 1$567
Totals for Government 0$0 5$2,481

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($33.52)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($89.39)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($72.63)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($61.45)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($44.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($44.69)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($11.17)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($11.17)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($27.93)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $5,000 ($27.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $2,000 ($11.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($44.69)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($67.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($44.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($61.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($50.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($78.21)
    General Support: $2,000 ($11.17)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $65,000 ($363.13)
    Property: $17,000 ($94.97)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.59)

Prairieburg government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $96,000 ($536.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $93,000 ($519.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($16.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $278,000 ($1553.07)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Johnson County, IA  0.70% ($39,990 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.34% ($34,705)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.19% ($29,311)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($475 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Johnson County, IA  0.61% ($38,859 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.34% ($38,476)
to Polk County, IA  0.19% ($37,921)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prairieburg:

  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prairieburg:

  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMCH (94.7 FM; MANCHESTER, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDST (99.3 FM; DYERSVILLE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Prairieburg:

  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Craig B Royal, 120 W. Main Street (Lat: 42.238750 Lon: -91.423750), Type: 54.3, Overall height: 51.8 m, Registrant: 9017949494, Royal@towerventures.Com, 4091 VISCOUNT AVENUE
  • Craig B Royal, 120 W. Main Street (Lat: 42.238750 Lon: -91.423750), Type: 54.3, Overall height: 51.8 m, Registrant: 9017949494, Royal@towerventures.Com, 4091 VISCOUNT AVENUE
  • Edward G Roach, 120 W. Main Street (Lat: 42.238750 Lon: -91.423750), Type: 54.3, Structure height: 19113 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Registrant: 9017949494, Billy@towerventures.Com, 4091 VISCOUNT AVENUE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Prairieburg, Lat: 42.238750 Lon: -91.423750, Type: Mtower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 54.3 m, Call Sign: WQPL287
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/19/2012, Expiration Date: 06/19/2022, Certifier: Don A ReichenauerRegistrant: Prairieburg Telephone Corporation, 120 West Main Street, Prairieburg, IA 52219, Phone: (319) 437-3611, Fax: (319) 437-4371, Email:
  • Prairieburg, Lat: 42.238750 Lon: -91.423750, Type: Mtower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 54.3 m, Call Sign: WQPL287
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/19/2012, Expiration Date: 06/19/2022, Certifier: Don A ReichenauerRegistrant: Prairieburg Telephone Corporation, 120 West Main Street, Prairieburg, IA 52219, Phone: (319) 437-3611, Fax: (319) 437-4371, Email:
  • Prairieburg, Lat: 42.238750 Lon: -91.423750, Type: Mtower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 54.3 m, Call Sign: WQPL287
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/19/2012, Expiration Date: 06/19/2022, Certifier: Don A ReichenauerRegistrant: Prairieburg Telephone Corporation, 120 West Main Street, Prairieburg, IA 52219, Phone: (319) 437-3611, Fax: (319) 437-4371, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$59,880
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (84%)
  • Other fuel (9%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Prairieburg compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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