Rickardsville, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 179 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 96  (54.2%)
Females: 83  (45.8%)
Median resident age:  46.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 52039

Estimated median household income in 2015: $77,952 (it was $43,750 in 2000)
Rickardsville:

$77,952
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $30,312 (it was $22,768 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $154,773 (it was $85,800 in 2000)
Rickardsville:

$154,773
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $184,693; Detached houses: $197,235; Townhouses or other attached units: $139,785; In 2-unit structures: $156,940; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $104,326; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,623; Mobile homes: $27,083

Median gross rent in 2015: $826.

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    • 17998.4%White alone
    • 21.1%Black alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rickardsville: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (61.1%), European (7.4%), Irish (7.4%), Swedish (5.3%), American (4.2%), Czech (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/17/1964

Elevation: 1030 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 208 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rickardsville:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rickardsville city:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,644 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,427 (1.1%)

Rickardsville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (11.3 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (82.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (171.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Balltown, IA (2.0 miles) , Sherrill, IA (2.3 miles) , Durango, IA (2.4 miles) , Holy Cross, IA (2.4 miles ), Graf, IA (2.5 miles) , Bankston, IA (2.6 miles) , Asbury, IA (2.8 miles ), North Buena Vista, IA (2.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 90.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

Rickardsville household income distribution Rickardsville home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+23.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Average climate in Rickardsville, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Rickardsville-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Rickardsville city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 tornado 34.6 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rickardsville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 326.2 miles away from the city 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 128.0 miles away from Rickardsville 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 303.9 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 357.4 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 325.7 miles away from Rickardsville center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 312.4 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 Dubuque County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rickardsville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rickardsville:

  • HERITAGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • HACIENDA COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • WEST 32ND COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • ENNOBLE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • DUBUQUE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • LUTHER MANOR RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF DUBUQUE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rickardsville:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 23 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 50 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 61 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Ashford University (about 62 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 65 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 69 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Iowa (about 73 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)

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

Dubuque 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 2013 was 46.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.81
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.8%
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  81.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rickardsville city (based on Dubuque County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,91729
Mainline Protestant7,45724
Evangelical Protestant5,61330
Other9796
Orthodox701
Black Protestant-1
None29,617-
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: 11
Dubuque County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dubuque County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Dubuque County:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 90
Here:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dubuque County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.3%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.2%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

22.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rickardsville:

38.2%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

46.6%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Rickardsville:

81.9%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rickardsville, IA Residents
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 8$639
Totals for Government 0$0 8$639

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($61.45)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $13,000 ($72.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($67.04)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($39.11)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($33.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($22.35)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($11.17)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($11.17)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.59)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($11.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($61.45)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($72.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($61.45)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $15,000 ($83.80)
    General Support: $2,000 ($11.17)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $18,000 ($100.56)
    Property: $4,000 ($22.35)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $284,000 ($1586.59)

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($36,083 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.21% ($30,359)
from Grant County, WI  0.20% ($36,365)


4.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
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 Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($40,701 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.24% ($33,607)
to Cook County, IL  0.20% ($18,827)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rickardsville:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rickardsville:

  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KDST (99.3 FM; DYERSVILLE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rickardsville:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)

Rickardsville fatal accident list:

Feb 25, 1994 12:35 AM, 52, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, South Mound Road (Lat: 42.578361 Lon: -90.857056), Type: 86.6, Structure height: 19061 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Sharon Yeager, South Mound Road (Lat: 42.578361 Lon: -90.857056), Type: 86.6, Structure height: 19061 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Regulatory Manager, South Mound Road (Lat: 42.578361 Lon: -90.857056), Type: 86.6, Structure height: 19061 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Regulatory Manager, South Mound Road (Lat: 42.578361 Lon: -90.857056), Type: 86.6, Structure height: 19061 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Gina Cacciatore, South Mound Road (Lat: 42.578361 Lon: -90.857056), Type: 86.6, Structure height: 19061 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 -Mcgasa5reg

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$117,085
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Rickardsville compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
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