Ricketts, Iowa

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Population in 2012: 147 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 
Males: 83  (56.6%)
Females: 64  (43.4%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 51439

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,603 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Ricketts:

$43,603
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,252 (it was $12,017 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,573 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Ricketts:

$29,573
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $28,490; Detached houses: $28,490

Median gross rent in 2012: $471.

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  • White alone - 130 (89.7%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (10.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ricketts: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (54.5%), Irish (7.4%), English (5.3%), Norwegian (5.3%), French (3.7%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/19/1902

Elevation: 1366 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 576 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ricketts:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ricketts city:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 22.4%

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

This city:  6.9%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Ricketts, Iowa as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ricketts to the number of sex offenders is 49 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $286 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $667 (2.1%)

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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

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

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+18.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Child care workers (23%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (16%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (13%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)

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 slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 175.2 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 241.2 miles away from Ricketts center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 245.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.5 miles away from Ricketts center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 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 (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ricketts topographic map

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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 38.0%
(38.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Ricketts compared to Iowa 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ricketts city (based on Crawford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.65%
Here: 72.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents47.1%24.6%8.5%6.4%4.6%
Congregations30.0%15.0%10.0%10.0%5.0%
NameBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.9%1.4%1.2%1.1%2.2%
Congregations5.0%2.5%2.5%5.0%15.0%
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: 5
Crawford 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
Here:

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%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,080
Sewerage 0$0 1$450
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$250
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,400
Totals for Government 0$0 8$3,180

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($129.25)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($88.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($47.62)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($27.21)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($27.21)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($20.41)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($20.41)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($13.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($13.61)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($13.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($47.62)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($68.03)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($54.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($81.63)
    General Support: $9,000 ($61.22)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($47.62)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($13.61)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($448.98)

5.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Carroll County, IA  0.47% ($24,964 average AGI)
from Harrison County, IA  0.27% ($36,625)
from Ida County, IA  0.25% ($27,067)


6.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,343 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
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 Polk County, IA  0.46% ($35,607 average AGI)
to Carroll County, IA  0.43% ($22,538)
to Shelby County, IA  0.37% ($28,455)

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, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0YXK, Licensee ID: L01361426
    Grant Date: 01/22/2008, Expiration Date: 11/12/2017, Certifier: Jeffrey L Mcgee
    Registrant: Jeffrey L Mcgee, 204 Oak St, Ricketts, IA 51460

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