Promise City, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 112 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 62  (55.4%)
Females: 50  (44.6%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 52583

Estimated median household income in 2015: $55,320 (it was $17,917 in 2000)
Promise City:

$55,320
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $26,701 (it was $10,637 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $73,949 (it was $22,300 in 2000)
Promise City:

$73,949
IA:

$136,100
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    • 10897.3%White alone
    • 21.8%Asian alone
    • 10.9%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Promise City: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (36.6%), Croatian (24.4%), Irish (19.5%), German (9.8%), English (8.5%), American (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/23/1901

Elevation: 1056 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 599 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Promise City:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Promise City city:

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $578 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $591 (1.0%)

Promise City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (63.3 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (137.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (294.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Seymour, IA (2.2 miles ), Plano, IA (2.3 miles) , Corydon, IA (3.0 miles ), Numa, IA (3.1 miles) , Millerton, IA (3.3 miles) , Mystic, IA (3.3 miles ), Allerton, IA (3.4 miles ), Rathbun, IA (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 40.75 N, Longitude: 93.15 W

Area code: 641

Promise City household income distribution Promise City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-20.5%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (1%)
  • Retail trade (52%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (65%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (2%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (1%)
  • Production occupations (1%)
  • Material moving occupations (1%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (50%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (2%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (2%)
  • Sales and related occupations (2%)

Average climate in Promise City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Promise City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Promise City city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 tornado 12.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Promise City-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 322.2 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 309.8 miles away from Promise 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 314.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 340.5 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 344.7 miles away from Promise 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 323.2 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 Wayne County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Promise City:

  • CORYDON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • CORYDON NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • WAYNE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • APPANOOSE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER - CENTERVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • GOLDEN AGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Promise City:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 45 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 49 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Drake University (about 65 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 71 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 93 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 96 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 99 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)

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

Wayne 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)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

6.40
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 5.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 4.1% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Iowa average:

10.3

Promise City travel time to work - commute Promise City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Promise City city (based on Wayne County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,91015
Evangelical Protestant1,05810
Other1592
Catholic761
None3,200-
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: 4
Wayne County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

28.0%
Iowa:

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

17.1%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Promise City:

42.9%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Promise City:

30.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Promise City:

16.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Promise City:

16.7%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Promise City:

6.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

57.1%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Promise City:

45.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.1%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Promise City, IA Residents
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 14$447
Totals for Government 0$0 14$447

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Appanoose County, IA  0.87% ($25,550 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.69% ($29,000)
from Lucas County, IA  0.56% ($42,692)


6.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,302 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
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  0.85% ($29,650 average AGI)
to Appanoose County, IA  0.68% ($38,938)
to Lucas County, IA  0.60% ($26,214)

Strongest AM radio stations in Promise City:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCOG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KCOG, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Promise City:

  • KMGO (98.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KMGO, INC.)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0PJA, Licensee ID: L00415919, Grant Date: 04/14/2005, Expiration Date: 10/25/2014, Certifier: Douglas J Carpenter, Registrant: Douglas J Carpenter, 2972 Hwy J22, Promise City, IA 52583

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Wood (7%)

Promise City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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