Promise City, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 
Males: 40  (37.2%)
Females: 68  (62.8%)
Median resident age:

55.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip code: 52583

Estimated median household income in 2019: $21,342 (it was $17,917 in 2000)
Promise City:

$21,342
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,637 (it was $10,637 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $50,207 (it was $22,300 in 2000)
Promise City:

$50,207
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $158,089; detached houses: $161,947; townhouses or other attached units: $196,708; mobile homes: $139,948
March 2019 cost of living index in Promise City: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.2%
  • Races in Promise City, IA (2010)
    • 10897.3%White alone
    • 21.8%Asian alone
    • 10.9%Hispanic
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Ancestries: English (28.8%), German (21.2%), Polish (21.2%), American (17.3%), Irish (9.6%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/23/1901

Elevation: 1056 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 578 people per square mile   (low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Promise City city:

1.2% ($258)
Iowa:

1.3% ($1,077)

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

Distribution of median household income in Promise City, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Promise City, IA in 2019

Promise City satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.1%
Most common industries in Promise City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (24.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
  • Paper (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (18.2%)
  • Educational services (18.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (13.6%)
  • Machinery (9.1%)
  • Paper (9.1%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (9.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (52.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.8%)
  • Utilities (10.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (10.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.5%)
Most common occupations in Promise City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (9.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (10.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (10.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (10.5%)

Average climate in Promise City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 17.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.56

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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 254% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 362.0 miles away from Promise 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) earthquake occurred 322.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 322.2 miles away from Promise City center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 410.8 miles away from Promise 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 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 314.7 miles away from Promise 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 (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Promise City topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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Wayne 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:

2.3 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

For population 15 years and over in Promise City:

Marital status in Promise City, IA
  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 29.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 39.9%

For population 25 years and over in Promise City:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.8
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wayne County:

9.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 2017)
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 17$523
Totals for Government 0$0 17$523

Promise City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $22,000 ($203.70)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($74.07)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($55.56)
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000 ($27.78)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($166.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,000 ($55.56)

Promise City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,000 ($175.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($111.11)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($175.93)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,000 ($64.81)

Promise City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $439,000 ($4064.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $437,000 ($4046.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($18.52)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $20,000 ($185.19)
    End of Fiscal Year: $16,000 ($148.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,000 ($175.93)

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)

Promise City fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 2000 09:05 AM, Sr-2, Lat: 40.746509, Lon: -93.154600, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 19.9mTotal length
  • 525Total average daily traffic
  • 18Total average daily truck traffic
  • 525Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Promise City, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Promise City, IA

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0PJA, Licensee ID: L00415919, Grant Date: 04/14/2005, Expiration Date: 10/25/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/26/2016, Certifier: Douglas J Carpenter, Registrant: Douglas J Carpenter, 2972 Hwy J22, Promise City, IA 52583

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Promise City, IA
  • 76.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Electricity
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 2.9%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Promise City, IA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Promise City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above 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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