Ricketts, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 135 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 73  (54.2%)
Females: 62  (45.8%)
Median resident age:

56.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip code: 51439

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,135 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Ricketts:

$40,135
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,827 (it was $12,017 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $35,371 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Ricketts:

$35,371
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $44,403; detached houses: $44,273

Median gross rent in 2019: $557.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ricketts: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.8%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Ricketts, IA (2019)
    • 11395.0%White alone
    • 43.4%Hispanic



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ricketts, Iowa as of October 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ricketts is 125 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (66.0%), American (12.0%), Dutch (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/19/1902

Elevation: 1366 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 529 people per square mile   (low).

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10 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 2.1% Europe, 1.4% Asia).

This city:

6.9%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $513 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $663 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (49.1 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (64.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (406.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Charter Oak, IA (2.1 miles ),
Schleswig, IA (2.7 miles ),
Ute, IA (3.0 miles ),
Danbury, IA (3.2 miles ),
Mapleton, IA (3.4 miles ),
Battle Creek, IA (3.6 miles ),
Deloit, IA (3.6 miles ),
Kiron, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.13 N, Longitude: 95.57 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Ricketts, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ricketts, IA in 2019

Ricketts satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+18.0%).
Most common industries in Ricketts, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Social assistance (17.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.7%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (9.8%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (25.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (15.0%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Food (10.0%)
  • Fuel dealers (10.0%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (29.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (19.4%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (9.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (9.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.5%)
Most common occupations in Ricketts, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Child care workers (13.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (9.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (15.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (10.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (10.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (22.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (16.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12.9%)
  • Cashiers (9.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.5%)

Average climate in Ricketts, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ricketts-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Ricketts city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 7/26/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ricketts-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 239% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 401.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 175.2 miles away from Ricketts center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 241.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 245.9 miles away from Ricketts center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 460.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 285.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Ricketts:

  • MAPLE HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MAPLETON, IA)
  • HEIGHTS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MAPLETON, IA)
  • CRAWFORD COUNTY HOME HEALTH HO (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • MOSAIC-SETTLERS (Hospital, about 14 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • DENISON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • EVENTIDE LUTHERAN HOME FOR THE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • MORNINGSIDE REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; IDA GROVE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ricketts:

  • Buena Vista University (about 41 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 47 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 61 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 61 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 63 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 64 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 65 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ricketts: Ricketts Volunteer Fire Department (A), Ricketts City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ricketts: Saint Lukes Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Crawford 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:

3.0 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

77.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ricketts:

Marital status in Ricketts, IA
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Ricketts:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ricketts, IA (based on Crawford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,07719
Catholic2,7915
Mainline Protestant1,91012
Other3783
None5,940-
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
This county:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

28.6%
Iowa:

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

21.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.4%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.6%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Ricketts:

28.8
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ricketts:

22.3%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ricketts:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.2%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.0%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ricketts, 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
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$749
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,348
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$4,193
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$3,234
Totals for Government 0$0 18$9,524

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $26,000 ($192.59)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($96.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($66.67)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($59.26)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($51.85)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($44.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,000 ($118.52)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $27,000 ($200.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($66.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,000 ($14.81)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $100,000 ($740.74)
    Highways: $11,000 ($81.48)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($125.93)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,000 ($96.30)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($214.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($148.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000 ($66.67)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ricketts:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KDSN (1530 AM; 1 kW; DENISON, IA)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ricketts:

  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KZSR (102.3 FM; ONAWA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KILV (107.5 FM; CASTANA, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Ricketts:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Ricketts fatal accident list:

Jan 23, 1978 06:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.3mTotal length
  • 865Total average daily traffic
  • 24Total average daily truck traffic
  • 865Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ricketts, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 41940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ricketts, IA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ricketts, IA
  • 52.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 15.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ricketts, IA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Ricketts 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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