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Population in 2012: 550 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 

Males: 219  (39.9%)
Females: 331  (60.1%)

Median resident age:  40.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50682, 52326, 52329.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,898 (it was $36,518 in 2000)
Quasqueton:

$37,898
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,706

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,999 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Quasqueton:

$87,999
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $94,360; Detached houses: $99,427; Mobile homes: $22,045

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 535 (96.6%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Quasqueton: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.3%), Dutch (12.5%), Irish (11.3%), United States (8.7%), English (5.0%), Danish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/1/1902

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 480 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Quasqueton:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Quasqueton city:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Quasqueton, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Quasqueton to the number of sex offenders is 275 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,168 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $792 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (28.8 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (129.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (212.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rowley, IA (2.2 miles ), Winthrop, IA (2.3 miles ), Walker, IA (2.7 miles ), Independence, IA (2.9 miles ), Masonville, IA (3.2 miles) , Urbana, IA (3.6 miles ), Brandon, IA (3.7 miles ), Center Point, IA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 42.39 N, Longitude: 91.76 W

Area code: 319

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (19%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Quasqueton-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 194% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Quasqueton city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buchanan County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Quasqueton:

  • BUCHANAN COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; INDEPENDENCE, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Quasqueton, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Quasqueton:

  • Hawkeye Community College (about 30 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,189)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 31 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 34 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 37 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • University of Iowa (about 52 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 55 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Luther College (about 64 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)

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Church in Quasqueton: Union Protestant Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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Park in Quasqueton: Veterans Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Buchanan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 20.4. This is significantly better than average.
City:

20.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

10.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Quasqueton and their reported violations in the past:

SUES FRIENDLY TAVERN (Address: 502 N 2ND ST , Population served: 77, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-14-2001), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between APR-2006 and MAY-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2005)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WEE WILLYS (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.0%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Quasqueton, IA

Quasqueton compared to Iowa 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.
  • 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 below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Quasqueton travel time to work - commute


Quasqueton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Quasqueton city (based on Buchanan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.39%
Here70.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents48.3%16.0%13.0%5.4%4.3%
Congregations17.4%19.6%6.5%10.9%6.5%
NameOld Order Amish The Wesleyan ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAInternational Council of Community ChurchesOther
Adherents2.8%2.1%1.7%1.6%4.7%
Congregations13.0%2.2%6.5%2.2%15.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Buchanan County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Buchanan County:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buchanan County:

27.5%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 7$378
Parks and Recreation 1$3,128$37,5360$0
Totals for Government 1$3,128$37,5367$378

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $37,000 ($67.27)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $60,000 ($109.09)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($60.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($41.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($34.55)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($21.82)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($20.00)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($20.00)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($14.55)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($9.09)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($9.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($3.64)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $12,000 ($21.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $17,000 ($30.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $37,000 ($67.27)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $34,000 ($61.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($41.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($21.82)
    All Other: $2,000 ($3.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($21.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($3.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $19,000 ($34.55)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($9.09)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($1.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $46,000 ($83.64)
    General Support: $27,000 ($49.09)
    All Other: $4,000 ($7.27)
  • Tax - Property: $58,000 ($105.45)
    Total General Sales: $34,000 ($61.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($10.91)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($7.27)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.82)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $49,000 ($89.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $49,000 ($89.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $194,000 ($352.73)

5.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Black Hawk County, IA  1.10% ($34,500 average AGI)
from Fayette County, IA  0.76% ($29,034)
from Linn County, IA  0.72% ($33,255)


5.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Black Hawk County, IA  1.30% ($25,410 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.92% ($30,042)
to Fayette County, IA  0.65% ($28,220)

Strongest AM radio stations in Quasqueton:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KQMG (1220 AM; 0 kW; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Quasqueton:

  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KMCH (94.7 FM; MANCHESTER, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Quasqueton:

  • 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.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • 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:

2
  • Janean K Amundson, 2580 278th Street (Lat: 42.379528 Lon: -91.771611), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 5152587000, Janean.Amundson@iowawireless.Com, 11358 AURORA
  • Janean K Amundson, 2580 278th Street (Lat: 42.379528 Lon: -91.771611), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 5152587000, Janean.Amundson@iowawireless.Com, 11358 AURORA


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Quasqueton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles879.0 years
George668.5 years
John679.2 years
Mary582.2 years
William566.2 years
Robert466.0 years
Ruth483.7 years
Ida381.6 years
Marjorie381.6 years
Richard353.7 years
Most common last names in Quasqueton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kress1774.4 years
Reinhold570.8 years
Chesmore483.5 years
Johnson473.7 years
Walton484.5 years
Briggman362.7 years
Kimball383.7 years
Franck376.0 years
Lange363.3 years
Freebern383.3 years

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