Rolfe, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 549 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.7%
 
Males: 253  (46.1%)
Females: 296  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

33.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50581.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,892 (it was $24,861 in 2000)
Rolfe:

$36,892
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,494 (it was $12,426 in 2000)

Rolfe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $46,128 (it was $25,400 in 2000)
Rolfe:

$46,128
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $90,654; detached houses: $91,845; townhouses or other attached units: $96,655; in 2-unit structures: $69,620; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,407; mobile homes: $11,378

Median gross rent in 2017: $525.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rolfe: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.0%
(23.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.3% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Rolfe, IA (2010)
    • 56196.1%White alone
    • 142.4%Hispanic
    • 61.0%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Black alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Rolfe, Iowa as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rolfe is 192 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (39.9%), American (14.5%), Irish (8.3%), English (6.2%), Swedish (4.7%), Norwegian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/4/1884

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 524 people per square mile   (low).

Rolfe, Iowa map

32 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America).

This city:

5.5%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $505 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $317 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (71.2 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (131.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (356.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bradgate, IA (2.4 miles),
Plover, IA (2.5 miles),
Gilmore City, IA (2.7 miles ),
Havelock, IA (3.0 miles),
Pocahontas, IA (3.0 miles ),
Ottosen, IA (3.1 miles),
West Bend, IA (3.3 miles ),
Mallard, IA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.81 N, Longitude: 94.53 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Rolfe, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rolfe, IA in 2017
Rolfe satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $125,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Rolfe, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Machinery (6.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (13.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.8%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (8.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.4%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (34.8%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Rolfe, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)

Average climate in Rolfe, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rolfe-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Rolfe city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 tornado 16.9 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rolfe-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 211.2 miles away from Rolfe center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 263.1 miles away from the city 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 221.6 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 216.2 miles away from Rolfe 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 209.6 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) earthquake occurred 154.6 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 Pocahontas County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rolfe topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rolfe:

  • ROLFE CARE CENTER (303 SECOND STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Rolfe:

  • POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; POCAHONTAS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rolfe:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 28 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 37 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 44 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa State University (about 71 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 75 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 90 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 95 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Library in Rolfe:

  • ROLFE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $34,571; Location: 319 GARFIELD ST; 9,777 books; 1,467 audio materials; 683 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 42 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rolfe: Rolfe (A), Rolfe Golf Club (B), Rolfe Fire Department (C), Rolfe Area Ambulance (D), Rolfe City Town Hall (E), Rolfe Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rolfe include: Shared Ministry of Rolfe Building (A), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (B), Saint Margarets Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Margarets Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Rolfe include: Streit Park (1), Feldman Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Gerald L. Thompson - Mathematician, Hank Worden - Film actor.

Pocahontas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rolfe and their reported violations in the past:

ROLFE GOLF CLUB (Address: 36 GRANT ST , Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
24 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Rolfe (2011 data):

  • Rolfe State Bank: at 316 Garfield, branch established on 1934/09/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $42.9 mil, Deposits: $34.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Dixon Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Rolfe:

Marital status in Rolfe, IA
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Rolfe:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rolfe, IA (based on Pocahontas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,67213
Catholic1,7215
Evangelical Protestant1526
Other--
None2,765-
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
Here:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pocahontas County:

28.3%
State:

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

19.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rolfe:

52.2%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.4%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.9
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rolfe:

21.4%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rolfe:

9.9%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rolfe:

7.0
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rolfe:

34.1%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.7%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rolfe, 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
Water Supply 3$1,625$6,5000$0
Sewerage 3$1,846$7,3840$0
Streets and Highways 2$1,990$11,9400$0
Other and Unallocable 2$1,703$10,2180$0
Solid Waste Management 2$1,116$6,6961$387
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,387$40,6440$0
Other Government Administration 1$759$9,1080$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$2,059
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$206
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 14$12,426$10,6516$2,652

Rolfe government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $76,000 ($138.43)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $250,000 ($455.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($140.26)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($138.43)
    Police Protection: $72,000 ($131.15)
    Central Staff Services: $65,000 ($118.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000 ($111.11)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($109.29)
    Sewerage: $53,000 ($96.54)
    Health - Other: $26,000 ($47.36)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($45.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000 ($40.07)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($10.93)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($7.29)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($1.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($29.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $34,000 ($61.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $219,000 ($398.91)

Rolfe government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $91,000 ($165.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000 ($111.11)
    Other: $19,000 ($34.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($9.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $31,000 ($56.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $31,000 ($56.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $31,000 ($56.47)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($5.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($3.64)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($1.82)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $295,000 ($537.34)
    Water Utilities: $110,000 ($200.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $55,000 ($100.18)
    Other: $4,000 ($7.29)
  • Tax - Property: $130,000 ($236.79)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $60,000 ($109.29)
    Other License: $2,000 ($3.64)

Rolfe government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $510,000 ($928.96)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $483,000 ($879.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,000 ($49.18)

Rolfe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $736,000 ($1340.62)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rolfe:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rolfe:

  • 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.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rolfe:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 56.0mTotal length
  • 2,930Total average daily traffic
  • 466Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,930Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rolfe, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 141970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rolfe, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 42.893333 Lon: -94.527778, Call Sign: WQBG716,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.380 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/2004, Expiration Date: 10/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/06/2014, Certifier: Mark Bruellman, Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238
  • Lat: 42.810528 Lon: -94.523306, Call Sign: WQBP705,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.725 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2004, Expiration Date: 11/18/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2015, Certifier: Roger Allen, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725
  • Lat: 42.848333 Lon: -94.580556, Call Sign: WQNJ341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.360 MHz, Grant Date: 02/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/22/2021, Certifier: Leroy Simonson, Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • ROLFE, 206 Railroad St (Lat: 42.810806 Lon: -94.527750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WNEX861,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6695.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/18/2019, Expiration Date: 05/19/2029, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:
  • STATION, 101 Garfield St (Lat: 42.528306 Lon: -94.527472), Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WNTW425,
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.950 MHz, 954.850 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2009, Expiration Date: 10/12/2019, Phone: (515) 295-7752
  • Rolfe, 601 Broad St. (Lat: 42.810028 Lon: -94.529389), Type: Silo, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQPX489,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz... (+9 more), Grant Date: 09/10/2012, Expiration Date: 09/10/2022, Certifier: Chase W Cox, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • ROLFE, Lat: 42.813778 Lon: -94.527056, Call Sign: WQQW599,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Angela Schneider, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K6XK, Licensee ID: L00246719, Grant Date: 12/24/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2024, Registrant: Roy C Koeppe, Rolfe, IA 50581
  • Call Sign: KD0EG, Licensee ID: L01405093, Grant Date: 06/03/2008, Expiration Date: 09/01/2018, Certifier: Phillip K Johnson, Registrant: Phillip K Johnson, 5075 525th Ave, Rolfe, IA 50581
  • Call Sign: N7THH, Licensee ID: L00386713, Grant Date: 05/31/2011, Expiration Date: 08/06/2021, Certifier: Gordon L Booth, Registrant: Gordon L Booth, Rolfe, IA 50581-0038
  • Call Sign: N7UTZ, Licensee ID: L00425014, Grant Date: 12/29/2001, Expiration Date: 12/29/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2013, Registrant: Linda M Booth, 42520 310th Avenue, Rolfe, IA 50581-0038

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540-C4B5 (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 63764 , Serial Number: 27-7754097, Airworthiness Date: 08/04/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 01/19/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Aviation Specialties Inc, 402 Broad St, Rolfe, IA 50581
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/25/2014
  • Aircraft: PALMER EUGENE L SMYTH SIDEWINDER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 255P , Serial Number: 212187, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 04/30/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Roger Bennett, 40855 330th Ave, Rolfe, IA 50581
  • Aircraft: BENNETT ROGER L WAG AERO 2+2M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 425AB , Serial Number: AB-1, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/1995, Certificate Issue Date: 01/20/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Roger L Bennett, Rr 1 Box 118, Rolfe, IA 50581
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/29/2016, Exported to: Canada

Most common first names in Rolfe, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1376.2 years
Mary1288.4 years
William1079.4 years
John1078.8 years
Robert975.2 years
Arthur875.0 years
James776.3 years
Mabel687.7 years
Frank678.7 years
Ruth681.0 years
Most common last names in Rolfe, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson1575.7 years
Thompson1178.2 years
Smith1079.3 years
Brinkman780.9 years
Johnson783.9 years
Ryen784.0 years
Allen670.1 years
Nielsen681.8 years
Jones679.2 years
Harris574.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rolfe, IA
  • 89.8%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Electricity
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rolfe, IA
  • 65.8%Utility gas
  • 32.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%No fuel used


Rolfe compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

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There are no pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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