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Population in 2012: 72 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.1%
Males: 39  (55.3%)
Females: 33  (44.7%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 51357

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,379 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Rossie:

$19,379
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,038

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,020 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Rossie:

$39,020
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $32,685; Detached houses: $32,685

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,292.

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  • White alone - 66 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (5.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rossie: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (55.8%), Norwegian (27.9%), Irish (14.0%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/30/1922

Elevation: 1405 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 479 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rossie:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 35.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rossie city:

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $340 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $386 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (70.9 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (128.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (391.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Greenville, IA (1.5 miles) , Royal, IA (2.4 miles ), Gillett Grove, IA (2.8 miles) , Sioux Rapids, IA (2.9 miles ), Linn Grove, IA (3.0 miles ), Spencer, IA (3.1 miles ), Webb, IA (3.2 miles) , Peterson, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.01 N, Longitude: 95.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Rossie household income distribution Rossie home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -36 (-38.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (44%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Rossie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 159% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the Rossie city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/20/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Rossie:

  • SIOUX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA)
  • LONGHOUSE-NORTHSHIRE, LTD (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SPENCER, IA)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SPENCER, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rossie:

  • Buena Vista University (about 26 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 62 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 70 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 90 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 99 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 99 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 104 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)

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Notable location: Rossie Feed and Grain Company Elevator (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Rossie: Rossie United Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Clay 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: 59.2%

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  15.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Rossie compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rossie travel time to work - commute


Rossie mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (87%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rossie city (based on Clay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.89%
Here67.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchReformed Church in America
Adherents20.5%20.1%20.1%13.1%6.9%
Congregations10.8%8.1%27.0%8.1%5.4%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.6%3.3%3.0%1.4%6.1%
Congregations8.1%2.7%2.7%2.7%24.3%
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: 3
Clay County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Clay County:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

28.5%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$102
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$32
Totals for Government 0$0 7$134

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $30,000 ($416.67)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($27.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($27.78)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($13.89)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($13.89)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($13.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($13.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($69.44)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($27.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($13.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($55.56)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($83.33)
    Total General Sales: $5,000 ($69.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($277.78)

6.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,922 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Dickinson County, IA  0.77% ($32,885 average AGI)
from Palo Alto County, IA  0.45% ($33,933)
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.39% ($20,962)


6.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,655 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
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 Dickinson County, IA  1.06% ($39,097 average AGI)
to O'Brien County, IA  0.46% ($37,258)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.35% ($23,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rossie:

  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • 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)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rossie:

  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KICD-FM (107.7 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KJIA (88.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Rossie:

  • 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.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

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