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Winnebago County

Population in 2012: 221 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 

Males: 118  (53.8%)
Females: 103  (46.2%)

Median resident age:  41.7 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 50465.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $54,700 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Rake:

$54,700
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $26,117

Rake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $33,063 (it was $17,300 in 2000)
Rake:

$33,063
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $44,756; Detached houses: $44,756

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  • White alone - 180 (80.0%)
  • Hispanic - 44 (19.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rake: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.2%), Norwegian (26.4%), Irish (22.4%), French (12.8%), Dutch (4.0%), Danish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/20/1908

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 219 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rake:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rake city:

  • Never married: 7.1%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 8.2%
  • Widowed: 15.3%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

5 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America).

This city:  2.2%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $655 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $345 (1.1%)

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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

Rake household income distribution Rake home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-4.6%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Finance and insurance (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

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Average climate in Rake, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Rake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 155% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winnebago County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 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 Rake:

  • UNITED HOSPITAL DISTRICT (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; BLUE EARTH, MN)

Airports located in Rake:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rake:

  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 47 miles; Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 49 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 59 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 71 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • St. Olaf College (about 77 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 84 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • Buena Vista University (about 88 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)

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)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 5.6%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rake, IA

Rake compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Rake travel time to work - commute


Rake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Utility gas (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rake (based on Winnebago County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.95%
Here86.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaBaptist General Conference
Adherents61.0%13.9%11.6%3.9%3.8%
Congregations42.3%15.4%11.5%3.8%3.8%
Name Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceNorth American Baptist ConferenceGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.0%1.0%0.9%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%3.8%7.7%
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: 3
Winnebago County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

27.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$60
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$261
Local Libraries 0$0 2$792
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,113

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,000 ($126.70)
    Libraries: $16,000 ($72.40)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($58.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($45.25)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($45.25)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($40.72)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($31.67)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($27.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($13.57)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($13.57)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($63.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $3,000 ($13.57)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,000 ($117.65)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($90.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($36.20)
    All Other: $3,000 ($13.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($54.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($58.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($81.45)
    All Other: $15,000 ($67.87)
    General Support: $8,000 ($36.20)
  • Tax - Property: $89,000 ($402.71)
    Total General Sales: $17,000 ($76.92)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.52)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $289,000 ($1307.69)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $265,000 ($1199.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $24,000 ($108.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $135,000 ($610.86)

4.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
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 Hancock County, IA  0.73% ($28,031 average AGI)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.57% ($25,840)
from Worth County, IA  0.37% ($25,375)


7.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,057 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.85% ($30,026 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IA  0.76% ($27,853)
to Worth County, IA  0.53% ($25,083)

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, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Private 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


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


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

Rake on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations:"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Therapists"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #63 (50465) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Syrian first ancestries"
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