Rake, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 209 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 92  (44.1%)
Females: 117  (55.9%)
Median resident age:

54.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50465.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,950 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Rake:

$36,950
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,382 (it was $15,816 in 2000)

Rake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $31,500 (it was $17,300 in 2000)
Rake:

$31,500
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $52,299; detached houses: $52,097

Median gross rent in 2019: $691.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rake: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.4%

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Ancestries: German (34.4%), Norwegian (22.6%), American (19.4%), French (2.1%), Irish (2.1%), Italian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/20/1908

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 207 people per square mile   (very low).

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2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $485 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $457 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (81.4 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (107.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (337.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Buffalo Center, IA (2.6 miles ),
Frost, MN (2.7 miles ),
Bricelyn, MN (2.8 miles ),
Elmore, MN (2.9 miles ),
Thompson, IA (3.3 miles ),
Kiester, MN (3.3 miles ),
Lakota, IA (3.4 miles ),
Ledyard, IA (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 43.48 N, Longitude: 93.92 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Rake, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rake, IA in 2019
Rake satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

3.1%
Most common industries in Rake, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (19.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Food (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Machinery (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (34.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.4%)
  • Machinery (6.3%)
  • Truck transportation (6.3%)
  • Warehousing & storage (6.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (14.6%)
  • Social assistance (10.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Rake, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction laborers (9.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction laborers (17.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.5%)
  • Child care workers (10.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)

Average climate in Rake, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rake, Iowa average temperatures Rake, Iowa average precipitation Rake, Iowa humidity Rake, Iowa wind speed Rake, Iowa snowfall Rake, Iowa sunshine Rake, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Rake-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Rake city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 tornado 26.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 183.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 278.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 191.4 miles away from Rake center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 256.0 miles away from the city center
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 513.5 miles away from the 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 469.2 miles away from Rake center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winnebago County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rake:

  • TIMELY MISSION NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BUFFALO CENTER, IA)
  • ST LUKES LUTHERAN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BLUE EARTH, MN)
  • UNITED HANDS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BLUE EARTH, MN)
  • UNITED HOSPITAL DISTRICT Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; BLUE EARTH, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rake:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 46 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 47 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 47 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Riverland Community College (about 48 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • South Central College (about 49 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 59 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 71 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Library in Rake:

  • RAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $20,569; Location: 123 N MAIN ST; 5,926 books; 110 audio materials; 657 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 11 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rake: Rake (A), Northland Cooperative Elevator (B), Rake First Responders (C), Rake Fire Department (D), Rake Public Library (E), Rake City Town Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rake: Zion Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Winnebago 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:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Rake (2011 data):

  • State Savings Bank: at 102 N Main St., branch established on 1914/01/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $59.9 mil, Deposits: $54.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Rake Bancorporation

For population 15 years and over in Rake:

Marital status in Rake, IA
  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Rake:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rake, IA (based on Winnebago County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,24714
Evangelical Protestant91715
Catholic8103
Other5-
None1,887-
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: 3
Winnebago County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Winnebago County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Winnebago County:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

27.0%
Iowa:

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

17.1%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.7%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.1%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Rake:

28.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rake:

23.5%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rake:

11.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.9%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Rake:

52.9%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.0%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rake, 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 9$7,369
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,279
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,271
Totals for Government 0$0 12$9,919

Rake government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $40,000 ($191.39)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $41,000 ($196.17)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($124.40)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($119.62)
    General Public Buildings: $22,000 ($105.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000 ($81.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($66.99)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($66.99)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($57.42)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($43.06)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($9.57)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($9.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($23.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,000 ($200.96)

Rake government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $44,000 ($210.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($71.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $41,000 ($196.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($119.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($66.99)
    Other: $7,000 ($33.49)
  • Tax - Property: $94,000 ($449.76)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,000 ($100.48)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($4.78)

Rake government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,000 ($550.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,000 ($440.19)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,000 ($110.05)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $248,000 ($1186.60)

5.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.04% ($48,711 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IA  0.62% ($53,148)
to Worth County, IA  0.46% ($25,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rake:

  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KBEW (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLUE EARTH, MN)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rake:

  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KBEW-FM (98.1 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: KBEW, INC.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rake:

  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)

Rake fatal accident list:

Jul 29, 1977 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.3mTotal length
  • 120Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 120Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Chad Doherty, 30th Ave (Lat: 43.489222 Lon: -93.912500), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 19189 m, Overall height: 59.5 m, Registrant: Towerco 2013 LLC, Cdoherty@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5700
  • Chad Doherty, 30th Ave (Lat: 43.489222 Lon: -93.912500), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 19189 m, Overall height: 59.5 m, Registrant: Towerco 2013 LLC, Cdoherty@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5700
  • Chad Doherty, 30th Ave (Lat: 43.489222 Lon: -93.912500), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 19189 m, Overall height: 59.5 m, Registrant: Towerco 2013 LLC, Cdoherty@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5700

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Blks N Of Fire Station N Main St (Lat: 43.486333 Lon: -93.925222), Call Sign: KNAL494, Licensee ID: L00021770,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.745 MHz, Grant Date: 12/22/2000, Expiration Date: 01/28/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2011, Registrant: Farmers Co Op Elevator, Box 158, Rake, IA 50465, Phone: (515) 566-3351

Most common first names in Rake, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John675.0 years
Anna589.8 years
Irene481.7 years
Henry481.5 years
Clarence383.0 years
Julia382.0 years
Mabel381.0 years
Michael355.3 years
Carl278.6 years
Gordon274.0 years
Most common last names in Rake, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Larson1182.5 years
Erdahl1079.4 years
Johnson886.5 years
Ryg572.2 years
Halvorson583.6 years
Quam584.6 years
Gullord486.5 years
Quamme479.3 years
Quame478.3 years
Olson488.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rake, IA
  • 79.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.0%Electricity
  • 5.5%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rake, IA
  • 52.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.6%Utility gas
  • 15.8%Electricity


Rake compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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