Quasqueton, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 550 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 238  (43.3%)
Females: 312  (56.7%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50682, 52326, 52329.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,248 (it was $36,518 in 2000)
Quasqueton:

$39,248
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,342 (it was $15,913 in 2000)

Quasqueton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $91,883 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Quasqueton:

$91,883
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $573.

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  • Races in Quasqueton, IA (2010)

    Quasqueton races chart
    • 53596.6%White alone
    • 91.6%Two or more races
    • 50.9%Black alone
    • 40.7%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Quasqueton: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.6%), Dutch (12.3%), Irish (11.5%), United States (9.1%), English (4.3%), Danish (2.6%).

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   (low).

Quasqueton,IA real estate house value index trend

Quasqueton, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Quasqueton:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Quasqueton city:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Quasqueton, Iowa as of August 28, 2015.
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 2013: $1,265 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,150 (1.3%)

Quasqueton satellite photo by USGS

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

Quasqueton household income distribution Quasqueton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-1.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Quasqueton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Quasqueton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 98% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Quasqueton-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 340.4 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 320.1 miles away from Quasqueton 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 160.7 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 370.2 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 340.3 miles away from Quasqueton center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 326.0 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 Buchanan County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Quasqueton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Quasqueton:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Quasqueton:

  • Hawkeye Community College (about 30 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,160)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 31 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 34 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 37 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • University of Iowa (about 53 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 55 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 64 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)

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Notable location: Quasqueton Emergency Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemetery: Quasqueton Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.6. This is about average.

City:

70.6
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.3%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1914
Mainline Protestant5,04423
Evangelical Protestant3,07128
Other6-
None7,646-
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: 5
Buchanan County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buchanan County:

27.5%
Iowa:

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

13.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$751
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,078
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,054
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,883

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)

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Black Hawk County, IA  1.26% ($32,970 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  0.63% ($31,600)
from Fayette County, IA  0.62% ($32,184)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
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 Black Hawk County, IA  1.23% ($35,867 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.85% ($34,250)
to Fayette County, IA  0.59% ($30,468)

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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