Scranton, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 542 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 
Males: 264  (48.8%)
Females: 278  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51462.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,457 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Scranton:

$42,457
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,729 (it was $13,836 in 2000)

Scranton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $51,965 (it was $32,900 in 2000)
Scranton:

$51,965
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $506.

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  • Races in Scranton, IA (2010)

    Scranton races chart
    • 53696.2%White alone
    • 162.9%Hispanic
    • 40.7%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Scranton: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.3%), United States (8.4%), English (8.0%), Irish (7.4%), Swedish (4.6%), French (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/18/1880

Elevation: 1185 feet

Land area: 1.88 square miles.

Population density: 289 people per square mile   (very low).

Scranton,IA real estate house value index trend

Scranton, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Scranton:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scranton city:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

27 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

4.5%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Scranton, Iowa as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Scranton to the number of sex offenders is 91 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $768 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $914 (1.8%)

Scranton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (47.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (92.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (353.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ralston, IA (2.1 miles) , Jefferson, IA (3.0 miles ), Glidden, IA (3.1 miles ), Churdan, IA (3.1 miles ), Bayard, IA (3.4 miles ), Coon Rapids, IA (3.5 miles ), Lanesboro, IA (3.7 miles) , Bagley, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Latitude: 42.02 N, Longitude: 94.55 W

Area code: 712

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

4.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+0.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (63%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (40%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Scranton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Scranton, Iowa average temperatures Scranton, Iowa average precipitation Scranton, Iowa humidity Scranton, Iowa wind speed Scranton, Iowa snowfall Scranton, Iowa sunshine Scranton, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Scranton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Scranton city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.3 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scranton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 79% 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 263.0 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 228.1 miles away from Scranton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 288.5 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 429.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 109.3 miles away from Scranton 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 414.6 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 Greene County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scranton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Scranton:

  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; JEFFERSON, IA)
  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; JEFFERSON, IA)
  • BAYARD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BAYARD, IA)
  • THOMAS REST HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; COON RAPIDS, IA)
  • NEW HOPE VILLAGE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CARROLL, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scranton:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 37 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 47 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 53 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 55 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Buena Vista University (about 55 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 83 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 89 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Public elementary/middle school in Scranton:

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Library in Scranton:

  • SCRANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $34,228; Location: 1102 MAIN; 10,324 books; 156 audio materials; 959 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 31 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bryce Paup Pro Football player for Green Bay Packers born 1968

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Notable locations in Scranton: West Central Co-op Elevator (A), Scranton (B), Scranton Fire and Rescue Unit (C), Scranton Volunteer Fire Department (D), Scranton City Town Hall (E), Scranton Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Scranton include: Saint Paul's Catholic Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Raccoon River Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 957 E Avenue).

Greene 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 Scranton and their reported violations in the past:

RACCOON RIVER BIBLE CAMP (Address: 875 B AVE , Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.1%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Scranton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Scranton (2011 data):

  • Peoples Trust & Savings Bank: Scranton Branch at 1021 Main Street, branch established on 1985/06/10. Info updated 2008/03/24: Bank assets: $265.7 mil, Deposits: $224.0 mil, headquarters in Clive, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Green Circle Investments, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Scranton city (based on Greene County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,80116
Evangelical Protestant1,4146
Catholic8804
Other1582
None4,083-
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: 1
Greene County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Greene County:

9.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

28.7%
Iowa:

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

17.5%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,677$32,1240$0
Sewerage 1$2,774$33,2880$0
Water Supply 1$2,168$26,0160$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,253
Totals for Government 3$7,619$30,4763$1,253

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $268,000 ($494.46)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $130,000 ($239.85)
    Regular Highways: $110,000 ($202.95)
    Sewerage: $53,000 ($97.79)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($75.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($75.65)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($53.51)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($42.44)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($33.21)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($23.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($16.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($9.23)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($7.38)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($1.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($11.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($12.92)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $112,000 ($206.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($49.82)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $68,000 ($125.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($75.65)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $48,000 ($88.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($33.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($18.45)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($11.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $114,000 ($210.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $49,000 ($90.41)
    General Support: $10,000 ($18.45)
    All Other: $4,000 ($7.38)
  • Tax - Property: $104,000 ($191.88)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($12.92)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $551,000 ($1016.61)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,000 ($184.50)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $320,000 ($590.41)
    Other NEC: $98,000 ($180.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $119,000 ($219.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $840,000 ($1549.82)
    Other, NEC: $56,000 ($103.32)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($57.20)
    Other, NEC: $23,000 ($42.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $279,000 ($514.76)

4.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
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 Dallas County, IA  0.57% ($35,190 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.52% ($31,211)
from Carroll County, IA  0.41% ($23,933)


5.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
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 Polk County, IA  0.86% ($28,625 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.54% ($32,700)
to Story County, IA  0.46% ($47,412)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scranton:

  • 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.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scranton:

  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Scranton:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • John Neely, 3 Mi Se (Lat: 41.981667 Lon: -94.520278), Type: 147.0, Overall height: 146 m
    Registrant: 5078952065, Radiotekpd@aol.Com, 2260 141ST DRIVE
  • Richard D Hofmann, 1200 Main Street (Lat: 42.019500 Lon: -94.545806), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 7126523355, Jingles@netins.Net, 1200 MAIN STRETT
  • Sam J Fengel, 1200 Main Street (Lat: 42.019500 Lon: -94.545806), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 7126523355, Jingles@netins.Net, 1200 MAIN STRETT
  • Lori Dawson, 1009 11th Street (Lat: 42.029278 Lon: -94.542528), Type: 57.9, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, 8410 W. BRYN MAWR AVE, SUITE 700
  • Lori Dawson, 1009 11th Street (Lat: 42.029278 Lon: -94.542528), Type: 57.9, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, 8410 W. BRYN MAWR AVE, SUITE 700
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 1009 11th Street (Lat: 42.029278 Lon: -94.542528), Type: 57.9, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NW, STE. 100
  • 3 Mi Se (Lat: 41.981667 Lon: -94.520278), Type: 147.0, Overall height: 146 m
    Registrant: 5078952065, Radiotekpd@aol.Com, RR2 BOX 106A

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Scranton Fire Dept (Lat: 42.023306 Lon: -94.548861), Call Sign: WXY387
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.205 MHz, 154.280 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2003, Expiration Date: 10/25/2013
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Maintenance Shop (Lat: 42.021639 Lon: -94.545806), Call Sign: KGI654, Licensee ID: L00026273
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.200 MHz, 458.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2002, Expiration Date: 03/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2012
    Registrant: County Of Greene, 114 N. Chestnut, Jefferson, IA 50129, Phone: (515) 386-5650
  • 7 Mi S Of Int Ia 25 And Us 30 Hwys (Lat: 41.916361 Lon: -94.553306), Call Sign: KNFB531, Licensee ID: L00492987
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2002, Expiration Date: 05/11/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2012
    Registrant: Donald Bielenberg, 495 290th St, Scranton, IA 51462
  • 2204 E Avenue (Lat: 42.022222 Lon: -94.546111), Call Sign: WQIM995
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.095 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/2008, Expiration Date: 03/24/2018, Certifier: Brian D Hunter
    Registrant: Advantage Communications, 1300 Nw Hwy 24, Topeka, KS 66608, Phone: (785) 233-1103, Fax: (785) 233-1445, Email:
  • Mp 240.93 Boone Sub Ded (Lat: 42.018944 Lon: -94.542833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQNH398, Licensee ID: L00005111
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.890 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2011, Expiration Date: 02/07/2021, Certifier: Larry J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street Stop 650, Omaha, NE 68719, Phone: (402) 544-0392, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • 1718 F Ave (Lat: 41.976944 Lon: -94.534000), Call Sign: WQQY569
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/26/2013, Expiration Date: 03/26/2023, Certifier: Craig Skalla
    Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 1204 Main St (Lat: 42.018583 Lon: -94.544972), Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPJD551
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/1996, Expiration Date: 03/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2001
    Registrant: Phone: (515) 432-8602
  • 900 Madison (Lat: 42.022194 Lon: -94.543583), Structure height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WPOP256
    Assigned Frequencies: 23175.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/26/2008, Expiration Date: 08/05/2018
    Registrant: Jefferson-Scranton Csd, 204 W. Madison, Jefferson, IA 50129, Phone: (515) 386-3613, Email:
  • Scranton, 4.4 Mi Se Of (Lat: 41.986944 Lon: -94.474667), Type: Pole, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WPYT874
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/2003, Expiration Date: 10/27/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2004, Certifier: Allan J Becker
    Registrant: Utility Telecom Consulting Group, 1554 St. Paul St., Denver, CO 80206, Phone: (303) 840-2878, Fax: (303) 840-1129, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1.63 Miles Sse Of Scranton City Center (Lat: 41.999972 Lon: -94.536361), Call Sign: KNKC334, Licensee ID: L00011049
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.090 MHz
    Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 01/04/1999
    Registrant: West Central Pagers, Inc., 1421 Second Street, Perry, IA 50220

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0MCP, Licensee ID: L00832021
    Grant Date: 03/17/2004, Expiration Date: 03/29/2014, Certifier: Randy J Hoyt
    Registrant: Randy J Hoyt, 199 250th St, Scranton, IA 51462
  • Call Sign: WA0SPK, Licensee ID: L00249581
    Grant Date: 02/27/2008, Expiration Date: 05/27/2018, Certifier: Charles R Duff
    Registrant: Charles R Duff, 687 260th St, Scranton, IA 51462

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: JACOBS ARMIN B VANS RV9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 26AJ , Serial Number: 90444, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): Pemble Digging And Drainage Service Inc, 1093 D Ave, Scranton, IA 51462
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 38538 , Serial Number: 28R-7703237, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 07/06/1977
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Brian Hunter, Rr 1, Scranton, IA 51462, Other Owners: John Wahl
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 59LM , Serial Number: 28R-7703402, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 09/30/1988
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Brian D Hunter, 2204 E Ave, Scranton, IA 51462, Other Owners: Vaughn L Bauer, John H Wahl
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8600G , Serial Number: 15062700, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Brian D Hunter, 2204 E Ave, Scranton, IA 51462, Other Owners: Lyle A Hoyle, Robert K Jr Miller

Most common first names in Scranton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1280.1 years
Mary1285.3 years
John1182.0 years
James782.6 years
Harold771.9 years
Lloyd771.6 years
George679.6 years
Hazel677.1 years
Margaret670.8 years
Charles675.8 years
Most common last names in Scranton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gibson1282.0 years
Stevens1073.7 years
Johnson986.2 years
Mcdonald777.3 years
Walker776.7 years
Peterson776.6 years
Eason784.9 years
Duff684.4 years
Christensen685.2 years
Henning680.8 years

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  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
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