Prescott, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 252 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 120  (47.6%)
Females: 132  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 50859.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $54,033 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Prescott:

$54,033
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $24,918 (it was $11,714 in 2000)

Prescott city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $35,816 (it was $18,500 in 2000)
Prescott:

$35,816
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $141,105; Detached houses: $147,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $88,680; Mobile homes: $44,644

Median gross rent in 2015: $618.

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  • Races in Prescott, IA (2010)

    Prescott races chart
    • 25498.8%White alone
    • 20.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Prescott: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.8%), English (9.6%), Romanian (7.6%), American (7.0%), Irish (5.1%), Welsh (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/26/1890

Elevation: 1160 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 630 people per square mile   (low).

Prescott,IA real estate house value index trend

Prescott, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Prescott:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prescott city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.4%
Iowa:

4.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Prescott, Iowa as of November 18, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Prescott to the number of sex offenders is 83 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $530 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $394 (1.3%)

Prescott satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (64.8 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (74.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (363.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Corning, IA (2.6 miles ), Cromwell, IA (2.8 miles) , Kent, IA (3.1 miles) , Lenox, IA (3.2 miles ), Carbon, IA (3.4 miles) , Creston, IA (3.6 miles ), Sharpsburg, IA (3.9 miles) , Bridgewater, IA (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 41.02 N, Longitude: 94.61 W

Area code: 641

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

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-6.0%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Prescott: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Prescott, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Prescott-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Prescott city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 10.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prescott-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% 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 399.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from Prescott 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 387.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 251.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 381.2 miles away from Prescott center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.0 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 Adams County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prescott topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Prescott:

  • CORNING NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CORNING, IA)
  • ALEGENT HEALTH AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CORNING, IA)
  • ALEGENT HEALTH MERCY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; CORNING, IA)
  • LENOX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LENOX, IA)
  • CRESTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CRESTON, IA)
  • GREATER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; CRESTON, IA)
  • NURSES ON CALL (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CRESTON, IA)

Amtrak station near Prescott:

  • 14 miles: CRESTON (PINE & ADAMS STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prescott:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 49 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Drake University (about 65 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 65 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 69 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 71 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Creighton University (about 72 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 73 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Public elementary/middle school in Prescott:

  • PRESCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 813 1ST STREET, Grades: PK-6)

Library in Prescott:

  • PRESCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,781; Location: 607 2ND ST; 2,484 books; 118 audio materials; 201 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Prescott: Prescott (A), Kline Museum (B), Prescott Public Library (C), Prescott Volunteer Fire Department (D), Prescott City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Prescott: Prescott United Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Prescott: Prescott Community Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Adams 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 58.5. This is better than average.

City:

58.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.28
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.2%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prescott city (based on Adams County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant94610
Catholic2491
Evangelical Protestant2154
Other1-
None2,618-
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: 1
Adams County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Adams County:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.5%
Iowa:

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

10.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,350
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$200
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$150
Local Libraries 0$0 2$467
Totals for Government 0$0 11$2,167

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $75,000 ($297.62)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($166.67)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($126.98)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($67.46)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($63.49)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($51.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($51.59)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($39.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($31.75)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($27.78)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($11.90)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($7.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($19.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $2,000 ($7.94)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($7.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $48,000 ($190.48)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $25,000 ($99.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($55.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,000 ($67.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $89,000 ($353.17)
    General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($55.56)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $85,000 ($337.30)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($166.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,000 ($83.33)
    General Support: $5,000 ($19.84)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($146.83)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.97)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $150,000 ($595.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $74,000 ($293.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $53,000 ($210.32)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $23,000 ($91.27)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $67,000 ($265.87)

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
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 Taylor County, IA  0.88% ($33,429 average AGI)
from Union County, IA  0.69% ($33,818)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Polk County, IA  0.81% ($26,154 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, IA  0.68% ($25,727)
to Union County, IA  0.68% ($29,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prescott:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prescott:

  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Prescott:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Prescott fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 1999 10:37 AM, 6230, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 5, 1978 02:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 1,441Total average daily traffic
  • 67Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,869Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 2 Mi W And 1/4 Mi S Of Strington (Lat: 40.970833 Lon: -94.605806), Call Sign: KNFN833
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.050 MHzGrant Date: 06/13/2002, Expiration Date: 05/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2012Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 4 Mi N 3 1/4 E (Lat: 41.085833 Lon: -94.543861), Call Sign: KNFP540, Licensee ID: L00082932
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.990 MHzGrant Date: 03/02/2002, Expiration Date: 03/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2012Registrant: George O Bothell, 2471 150th St, Prescott, IA 50859-8021, Phone: (515) 335-2571
  • 2702 130th St (Lat: 41.114611 Lon: -94.603750), Type: Tank, Structure height: 47.5 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WPZA437
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, 173.203 MHzGrant Date: 01/17/2014, Expiration Date: 12/12/2023, Certifier: Dan MacintoshRegistrant: Mobile Radio Engineering, Inc., 745 Boone Avenue, North, Golden Valley, MN 55427, Phone: (763) 544-3319, Fax: (763) 544-2078, Email:
  • Lat: 41.028917 Lon: -94.622639, Call Sign: WQNW230
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.387 MHz, 457.887 MHzGrant Date: 06/15/2011, Expiration Date: 06/15/2021, Certifier: Rick SchaferRegistrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:
  • Lat: 41.043083 Lon: -94.602750, Call Sign: WQTM244, Licensee ID: L01832227
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.207 MHzGrant Date: 03/04/2014, Expiration Date: 03/04/2024, Certifier: Rob RussellRegistrant: Rob Russell, 2706 180th St, Prescott, IA 50859, Phone: (641) 344-7324

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB0NBE, Licensee ID: L00819387, Grant Date: 05/31/2014, Expiration Date: 06/14/2024, Certifier: Van J Kaiser, Registrant: Van J Kaiser, Prescott, IA 50859
  • Call Sign: N0DTS, Licensee ID: L00327559, Grant Date: 08/28/2008, Expiration Date: 11/06/2018, Registrant: Michael D Gray, Box 146, Prescott, IA 50859
  • Call Sign: N0EIX, Licensee ID: L00327559, Grant Date: 08/28/2008, Expiration Date: 11/06/2018, Registrant: Sherry S Gray, Prescott, IA 50859
  • Call Sign: N0OAK, Grant Date: 05/28/1991, Expiration Date: 05/28/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/29/2003, Registrant: Donna L West, Rr 2 Box 192, Prescott, IA 50859
  • Call Sign: KC0HZW, Previous Call Sign: KC6UBA, Licensee ID: L00237500, Grant Date: 05/04/2001, Expiration Date: 06/04/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/05/2013, Certifier: Stephen D Hunter, Registrant: Stephen D Hunter, 2059 Quince Ave, Prescott, IA 50859-8076

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3965X , Serial Number: 28-7625002, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 08/13/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Randall F Devore, 2509 220th St, Prescott, IA 50859

Most common first names in Prescott, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary788.9 years
John775.7 years
Donald570.4 years
Charles587.2 years
Florence581.8 years
George574.8 years
Gladys479.3 years
Ronald466.7 years
Paul471.7 years
Harry486.5 years
Most common last names in Prescott, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Blazek872.0 years
Smith878.1 years
Green775.7 years
Walter777.4 years
Anderson676.7 years
Brown577.6 years
Hofmeister575.4 years
Woodside585.8 years
Glassinger474.5 years
Truman474.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Prescott compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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