Rodman, Iowa

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Population in 2012: 45 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.6%
 
Males: 20  (46.4%)
Females: 25  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  50.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50597

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,653 (it was $29,063 in 2000)
Rodman:

$28,653
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,503 (it was $15,347 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $22,282 (it was $13,800 in 2000)
Rodman:

$22,282
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $25,275; Detached houses: $25,275
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rodman: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.0%), German (15.0%), Swiss (15.0%), United States (15.0%), Irish (10.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/17/1899

Elevation: 1190 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 271 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Rodman:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rodman city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 6.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 14.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rodman, Iowa as of January 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rodman to the number of sex offenders is 45 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $450 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $267 (1.5%)

Rodman satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (82.9 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (144.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (359.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cylinder, IA (2.1 miles) , Whittemore, IA (2.4 miles ), West Bend, IA (2.5 miles ), Emmetsburg, IA (3.1 miles ), Mallard, IA (3.2 miles ), Curlew, IA (3.3 miles) , Plover, IA (3.4 miles) , Ottosen, IA (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 43.03 N, Longitude: 94.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

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

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Educational services (55%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Rodman, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rodman-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Rodman city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 27.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rodman-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% 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 197.5 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 257.8 miles away from Rodman 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 222.0 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 202.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 205.1 miles away from Rodman center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Palo Alto County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rodman topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rodman:

  • EMMETSBURG CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • LAKESIDE LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • PALO ALTO COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ALGONA (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - ALGONA (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF THE HEARTLAND (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • KOSSUTH REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; ALGONA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rodman:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 31 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 41 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 44 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 72 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 82 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Iowa State University (about 83 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • South Central College (about 83 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

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Notable locations in Rodman: Rodman (A), Rodman Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Palo Alto 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 2012 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Rodman 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (83%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rodman city (based on Palo Alto County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 92.94%
Here: 92.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents38.9%22.1%17.9%13.2%7.9%
Congregations23.1%23.1%19.2%19.2%15.4%
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
Palo Alto County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Palo Alto County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Alto County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

9.7%
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 1$136
Totals for Government 0$0 1$136

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($133.33)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($66.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($66.67)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($66.67)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($44.44)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($44.44)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($22.22)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($22.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($66.67)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($66.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($22.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($22.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($88.89)
    General Support: $1,000 ($22.22)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($200.00)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($66.67)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($444.44)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

5.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200530,825 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
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 Clay County, IA  0.67% ($23,250 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.48% ($22,529)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.48% ($33,059)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200629,948 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
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 Clay County, IA  0.83% ($33,933 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.50% ($27,944)
to Emmet County, IA  0.36% ($23,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rodman:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • 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)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rodman:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rodman:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
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