Renwick, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 235 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.2%
Males: 117  (50.0%)
Females: 118  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  46.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50577.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,932 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Renwick:

$38,932
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,820 (it was $18,609 in 2000)

Renwick city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,582 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Renwick:

$37,582
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $87,011; Detached houses: $87,011

Median gross rent in 2012: $327.

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  • White alone - 235 (97.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Renwick: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.9%), Norwegian (20.0%), Irish (8.8%), United States (7.9%), English (5.2%), Dutch (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/17/1891

Elevation: 1156 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 237 people per square mile   (very low).

Renwick,IA real estate house value index trend

Renwick, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Renwick:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Renwick city:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

5 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia).

This city:  2.0%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $515 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (1.1%)

Renwick satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (58.2 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (150.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (329.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hardy, IA (2.0 miles) , Goldfield, IA (2.7 miles ), Lu Verne, IA (2.8 miles ), Thor, IA (3.2 miles) , Livermore, IA (3.3 miles ), Corwith, IA (3.4 miles ), Eagle Grove, IA (3.5 miles ), Kanawha, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 93.98 W

Area code: 515

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

4.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+6.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (27%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (12%)
  • Personal appearance workers (10%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Renwick, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Renwick-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Renwick city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Renwick-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller 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 221.5 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 288.7 miles away from Renwick center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 249.6 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 440.1 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 227.8 miles away from Renwick 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 422.3 miles away from the city 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 Humboldt County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Renwick topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Renwick:

  • ROTARY ANN HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; EAGLE GROVE, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • THE HEART OF WRIGHT (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-CLARION Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)

Airports located in Renwick:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Renwick:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 27 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 49 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa State University (about 58 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 59 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 64 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Riverland Community College (about 77 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 80 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)

Library in Renwick:

  • RENWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $38,222; Location: 204 STODDARD ST; 6,331 books; 106 audio materials; 537 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 33 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Renwick: Gold Eagle Co-operative Elevator (A), Renwick (B), Renwick Public Library (C), Renwick Ambulance Service (D), Renwick Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Renwick include: United Methodist Church (A), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (B), Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Humboldt 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 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.4%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Renwick compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Renwick city (based on Humboldt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.19%
Here: 85.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents34.4%26.2%18.7%11.6%9.1%
Congregations44.4%16.7%11.1%11.1%16.7%
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: 2
Humboldt County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Humboldt County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

27.9%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$3,080
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$513
Firefighters 0$0 1$83
Health 0$0 1$271
Solid Waste Management 2$3,150$18,9001$1,010
Sewerage 2$3,150$18,9000$0
Water Supply 2$3,938$23,6280$0
Electric Power 2$5,514$33,0840$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$2,426
Totals for Government 8$15,752$23,62811$7,383

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 Webster County, IA  0.95% ($25,946 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.26% ($22,600)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 Webster County, IA  0.77% ($53,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.43% ($33,059)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.36% ($85,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Renwick:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • 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.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Renwick:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Renwick:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

Renwick fatal accident list:

Oct 13, 1989 01:45 AM, 237, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station (Lat: 42.828583 Lon: -93.978278), Call Sign: KNGN580
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.280 MHz, 154.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/1998, Expiration Date: 05/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2003
    Registrant: City Of Renwick, Renwick, IA 50577
  • 103 N Field St (Lat: 42.828583 Lon: -93.978278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQAG797
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/27/2004, Expiration Date: 05/27/2014, Certifier: Doug Wood
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ExtRenwick0, Lat: 42.828194 Lon: -93.978639, Type: Tank, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQKB349
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Certifier: Jack Blair
    Registrant: Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association, 227 West Herman Street, Woolstock, IA 50599, Phone: (515) 839-5571, Fax: (515) 839-5621, Email:
  • ExtRenwick180, Lat: 42.828194 Lon: -93.978639, Type: Tank, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQKB349
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Certifier: Jack Blair
    Registrant: Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association, 227 West Herman Street, Woolstock, IA 50599, Phone: (515) 839-5571, Fax: (515) 839-5621, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0EQG, Licensee ID: L00303963
    Grant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 12/08/2020, Certifier: Brian R Schwint
    Registrant: Brian R Schwint, 421 Main, Renwick, IA 50577

Most common first names in Renwick, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John679.3 years
William571.4 years
Carl482.5 years
Evelyn481.8 years
Clara480.8 years
Margaret480.7 years
Mary477.8 years
Anna392.0 years
Henry371.3 years
Dorothy374.0 years
Most common last names in Renwick, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Heggen677.3 years
Nelson681.3 years
Anderson581.4 years
Larson583.0 years
Martin585.6 years
Oppedahl577.0 years
Swanson587.6 years
Mccurry480.8 years
Erwin365.3 years
Helmich378.0 years

Renwick on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Lawyers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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