Schaller, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 752 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 346  (46.1%)
Females: 406  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51053.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,731 (it was $33,365 in 2000)
Schaller:

$42,731
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,576 (it was $15,520 in 2000)

Schaller city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,480 (it was $46,300 in 2000)
Schaller:

$60,480
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $54,211; Detached houses: $54,102; Mobile homes: $69,075

Median gross rent in 2012: $406.

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  • White alone - 687 (89.0%)
  • Hispanic - 74 (9.6%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Schaller: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.4%), Swedish (10.9%), Irish (6.9%), United States (5.0%), English (3.9%), Norwegian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/25/1883

Elevation: 1410 feet

Land area: 1.26 square miles.

Population density: 598 people per square mile   (low).

Schaller,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Schaller:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Schaller city:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

45 residents are foreign born (1.9% Asia).

This city:  5.8%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Schaller, Iowa as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Schaller to the number of sex offenders is 759 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $597 (1.0%)

Schaller satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (56.2 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (93.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (392.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Galva, IA (2.5 miles ), Early, IA (2.8 miles ), Lakeside, IA (3.2 miles ), Nemaha, IA (3.2 miles) , Storm Lake, IA (3.3 miles ), Arthur, IA (3.4 miles ), Alta, IA (3.5 miles ), Holstein, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Latitude: 42.50 N, Longitude: 95.29 W

Area code: 712

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

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+1.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Schaller: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Schaller, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Schaller-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Schaller city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 tornado 28.6 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Schaller-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% 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 222.5 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 238.5 miles away from Schaller 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 184.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 114.6 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) earthquake occurred 183.7 miles away from Schaller center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 225.3 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 Sac County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Schaller:

  • BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY (Hospital, about 12 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • BUENA VISTA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • NORTH LAKE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • ALTA MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ALTA, IA)
  • RENAL CENTER OF STORM LAKE, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Schaller:

  • Buena Vista University (about 11 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 54 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 56 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 67 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • University of South Dakota (about 86 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 89 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 90 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Public elementary/middle school in Schaller:

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Library in Schaller:

  • SCHALLER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $30,131; Location: 103 S MAIN; 10,859 books; 164 audio materials; 467 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 31 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Schaller: First Co-op Association Elevator (A), Sac County Ambulance Schaller (B), Schaller Fire Department (C), Schaller Library (D), Schaller Recreation Center (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Schaller include: Saint Josephs Catholic Church (A), Presbyterian Church (B), Methodist Church (C), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Amusements Unlimited (Amusement & Theme Parks; 208 West 1st Street).

Sac 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: 13.2%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 92.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Schaller compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Schaller (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Schaller: State Bank Of Schaller at 100 West Second, branch established on 1898/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $25.8 mil, Deposits: $21.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Century Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Schaller city (based on Sac County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.31%
Here: 82.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents27.5%27.0%18.6%9.5%8.7%
Congregations14.3%22.9%17.1%22.9%5.7%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents4.6%3.1%0.6%0.4%0.1%
Congregations2.9%5.7%2.9%2.9%2.9%
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: 6
Sac County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

14.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sac County:

28.6%
Iowa:

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

18.7%
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 1$2,482$29,7840$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$67
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,500$30,0000$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$108
Solid Waste Management 1$2,608$31,2962$302
Water Supply 1$2,250$27,0000$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$1,114
Totals for Government 4$9,840$29,52013$1,591

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $104,000 ($138.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $52,000 ($69.15)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($66.49)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($59.84)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($45.21)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($27.93)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($26.60)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($23.94)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($17.29)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($10.64)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($2.66)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($2.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($15.96)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $141,000 ($187.50)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($99.73)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($17.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($7.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($26.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $19,000 ($25.27)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($23.94)
    General Revenue, NEC: $17,000 ($22.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($63.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $62,000 ($82.45)
    General Support: $14,000 ($18.62)
    All Other: $3,000 ($3.99)
  • Tax - Property: $144,000 ($191.49)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.33)

Schaller government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $225,000 ($299.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $120,000 ($159.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($53.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $65,000 ($86.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $377,000 ($501.33)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000 ($7.98)

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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 Buena Vista County, IA  0.59% ($40,125 average AGI)
from Carroll County, IA  0.45% ($32,556)
from Calhoun County, IA  0.42% ($40,647)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Carroll County, IA  0.64% ($39,692 average AGI)
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.61% ($37,760)
to Polk County, IA  0.44% ($22,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Schaller:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KAYL (990 AM; 0 kW; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Schaller:

  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • K242AM (96.3 FM; NEWELL, IA; Owner: GOOD NEWS NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Schaller:

  • 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.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Schaller fatal accident list:

May 7, 1988 02:12 AM, 2nd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Schaller)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: WQQB664
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.295 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2012, Expiration Date: 10/17/2022, Certifier: Julie Mcclintic
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1.6 Miles Se Of Schaller (Lat: 42.474972 Lon: -95.276917), Call Sign: KWU471
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.660 MHz, 152.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2005
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6699A , Serial Number: 28799, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1956
    Registrant (Individual): William J Murra, 1569 190th St, Schaller, IA 51053

Most common first names in Schaller, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1381.8 years
William972.1 years
Henry983.9 years
John877.1 years
Arthur780.7 years
Harold777.9 years
Robert765.7 years
Charles778.7 years
George781.5 years
Donald666.3 years
Most common last names in Schaller, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hansen1283.6 years
Currie1283.1 years
Schmidt881.5 years
Ploeger883.5 years
King875.9 years
Sanderman887.4 years
Wright775.7 years
Warriner780.9 years
Anderson672.7 years
Haselhoff679.3 years

Schaller on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Therapists"
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