Rose Hill, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 163 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.5%
 
Males: 94  (57.9%)
Females: 69  (42.1%)
Median resident age:

51.4 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 52586.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,950 (it was $30,469 in 2000)
Rose Hill:

$36,950
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,898 (it was $21,298 in 2000)

Rose Hill city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $64,506 (it was $23,900 in 2000)
Rose Hill:

$64,506
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $145,730; detached houses: $67,501; mobile homes: $353,483
March 2019 cost of living index in Rose Hill: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.9%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.5% for two or more races residents)
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rose Hill, Iowa as of May 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rose Hill is 161 to 1.


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Ancestries: Dutch (18.1%), American (9.7%), Scotch-Irish (6.9%), French (5.6%), German (2.8%), Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/22/1876

Elevation: 814 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 1,194 people per square mile   (low).

Rose Hill, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $866 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $321 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (53.8 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (184.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (250.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Keomah Village, IA (2.1 miles),
Delta, IA (2.6 miles ),
Fremont, IA (2.8 miles ),
What Cheer, IA (2.8 miles ),
University Park, IA (2.9 miles ),
Oskaloosa, IA (3.1 miles ),
Thornburg, IA (3.4 miles),
Gibson, IA (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 41.32 N, Longitude: 92.46 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Rose Hill, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rose Hill, IA in 2019
Rose Hill satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+31.4%).
Most common industries in Rose Hill, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (30.7%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.0%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (25.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (15.0%)
  • Food (12.5%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.5%)
  • Truck transportation (7.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (37.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Apparel (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Rose Hill, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (30.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (20.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Financial managers (5.7%)

Average climate in Rose Hill, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rose Hill-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the Rose Hill city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/20/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rose Hill-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 195% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 313.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 415.2 miles away from Rose Hill center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 313.6 miles away from the city 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 297.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 327.3 miles away from Rose Hill center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 185.1 miles away from Rose Hill 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 Mahaska County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rose Hill topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rose Hill:

  • MAHASKA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • MAHASKA HEALTH PARTNERSHIP Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • MAHASKA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • MAHASKA HEALTH PARTNERSHIP COMMUNITY HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES (Hospital, about 10 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • NORTHERN MAHASKA NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • HEARTLAND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rose Hill:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 20 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 54 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 59 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Drake University (about 65 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 66 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 76 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 77 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

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Mahaska 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:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

16.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Rose Hill:

Marital status in Rose Hill, IA
  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rose Hill:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rose Hill, IA (based on Mahaska County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,49720
Evangelical Protestant4,03926
Catholic1,0401
Other3552
None12,450-
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: 4
Mahaska County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Mahaska County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Mahaska County:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
State:

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

16.5%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

25.0%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

25.0%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Rose Hill:

29.0
Iowa:

28.6

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rose Hill:

3.0
Iowa:

6.8

General health condition:
Rose Hill:

25.0%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Rose Hill:

60.0%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rose Hill, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,987
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,000
Totals for Government 0$0 8$2,987

Rose Hill government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,000 ($92.02)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($85.89)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($42.94)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($42.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($30.67)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($12.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($12.27)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($6.13)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($6.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($6.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($24.54)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,000 ($61.35)

Rose Hill government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($6.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($104.29)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($98.16)
    Property: $11,000 ($67.48)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($6.13)

Rose Hill government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,000 ($797.55)

5.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wapello County, IA  0.87% ($37,243 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.77% ($33,855)
from Polk County, IA  0.35% ($33,464)


6.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marion County, IA  0.99% ($40,568 average AGI)
to Wapello County, IA  0.70% ($44,702)
to Polk County, IA  0.68% ($92,268)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rose Hill:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBOE (740 AM; 0 kW; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rose Hill:

  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTWA (92.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rose Hill:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K23CI (Channel 23; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K25DE (Channel 25; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K27CV (Channel 27; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 37.6mTotal length
  • 4,175Total average daily traffic
  • 413Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,175Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Janean K Riordan, 10469 210th Street (Lat: 41.351083 Lon: -92.402972), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Modern Communications Inc., 158 South- English, Phone: (319) 667-2375
  • Janean K Riordan, 10469 210th Street (Lat: 41.351083 Lon: -92.402972), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Modern Communications Inc., 158 South- English, Phone: (319) 667-2375

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K0RBX, Previous Call Sign: KB0RBX, Grant Date: 11/12/1998, Expiration Date: 11/12/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2010, Registrant: William L Fleener, 608 Monroe St, Rose Hill, IA 52586

Most common first names in Rose Hill, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William776.4 years
Walter679.3 years
James577.8 years
Elmer471.8 years
Jennie488.0 years
Mary484.5 years
George380.6 years
Donald369.0 years
Blanche381.7 years
Carl371.6 years
Most common last names in Rose Hill, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Douglas586.6 years
Gatton578.4 years
Gay482.7 years
Wymore488.8 years
Hicklin472.5 years
Ellis385.0 years
Taylor389.7 years
Knoot384.6 years
Knight376.3 years
Hardeman384.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rose Hill, IA
  • 69.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.6%Wood
  • 10.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rose Hill, IA
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Electricity
  • 16.7%Wood


Rose Hill compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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