Scarville, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.8%
Males: 34  (48.5%)
Females: 37  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  55.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50473

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,229 (it was $40,139 in 2000)
Scarville:

$41,229
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,479 (it was $18,949 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $38,897 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Scarville:

$38,897
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $42,541; Detached houses: $42,585
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    • 7097.2%White alone
    • 11.4%American Indian alone
    • 11.4%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Scarville: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (43.2%), German (27.0%), French Canadian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/11/1904

Elevation: 1255 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 730 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Scarville:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scarville city:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $737 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $351 (0.9%)

Scarville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (68.8 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (104.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (322.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake Mills, IA (2.4 miles ), Kiester, MN (2.6 miles ), Emmons, MN (2.6 miles ), Leland, IA (3.1 miles ), Walters, MN (3.1 miles) , Thompson, IA (3.2 miles ), Conger, MN (3.3 miles) , Joice, IA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.47 N, Longitude: 93.62 W

Area code: 641

Scarville household income distribution Scarville home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+5.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (53%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (47%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (33%)
  • Community and social service occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)

Average climate in Scarville, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Scarville-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Scarville city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 tornado 12.0 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scarville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 193.4 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 201.5 miles away from Scarville center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 293.4 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 270.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 458.1 miles away from Scarville center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 277.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winnebago County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Scarville:

  • WINNEBAGO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; FOREST CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scarville:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 33 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 34 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 51 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 54 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 62 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 62 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 71 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)

Private elementary/middle school in Scarville:

  • SCARVILLE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 6, Location: 411 LOGAN ST, Grades: KG-7)

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Notable locations in Scarville: Scarville (A), Top of Iowa Co-op Elevator (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Scarville include: Scarville Synod Lutheran Church (A), Immanuel Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Winnebago 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 2000 was 46.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.2%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Scarville city (based on Winnebago County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,24714
Evangelical Protestant91715
Catholic8103
Other5-
None1,887-
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: 3
Winnebago County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Winnebago County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Winnebago County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

27.0%
Iowa:

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

17.1%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 6$153
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$153
Totals for Government 0$0 7$306

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $8,000 ($112.68)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($70.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($70.42)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($56.34)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($28.17)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($28.17)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($14.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($14.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $9,000 ($126.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($28.17)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($28.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($56.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($183.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($112.68)
    General Support: $2,000 ($28.17)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($112.68)
    Total General Sales: $5,000 ($70.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($28.17)

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,186 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, IA  0.64% ($28,679 average AGI)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.60% ($69,462)
from Worth County, IA  0.41% ($32,556)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.73% ($26,250 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IA  0.43% ($40,842)
to Worth County, IA  0.39% ($28,588)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scarville:

  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KATE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scarville:

  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)

TV broadcast stations around Scarville:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K54HA (Channel 54; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Richard D Hofmann, Eastside Of Scarville (Lat: 43.474306 Lon: -93.615472), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m, Registrant: 6415926105, Terrywegner@wctatel.Com, 704 EAST MAIN STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, Eastside Of Scarville (Lat: 43.474306 Lon: -93.615472), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m, Registrant: 6415926105, Terrywegner@wctatel.Com, 704 EAST MAIN STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • MP 30.7, Mp 30.7, Fairmont Sub (Lat: 43.468528 Lon: -93.616028), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQRI828
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.575 MHzGrant Date: 05/23/2013, Expiration Date: 05/23/2023, Certifier: Thomas J McgovernRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:
  • 15176b 490th St (Lat: 43.473806 Lon: -93.693167), Call Sign: WQTL521
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.155 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/2014, Expiration Date: 02/27/2024, Certifier: Al DivanRegistrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0HXI, Licensee ID: L00235170, Grant Date: 05/03/2000, Expiration Date: 05/03/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2001, Certifier: Christian A Hermanson, Registrant: Christian A Hermanson, 49498 170th Ave, Scarville, IA 50473

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

SHELLDANS SALOON (Address: 201 MAIN ST , Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
VINGIE PUB (Address: 15960 490TH ST , Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-05-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (91%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Scarville 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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