Searsboro, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 146 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 73  (50.7%)
Females: 73  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50242

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,964 (it was $25,795 in 2000)
Searsboro:

$28,964
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,380 (it was $11,958 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,833 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Searsboro:

$74,833
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $438.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Searsboro: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (21.4%), English (20.1%), German (15.1%), Irish (14.5%), Dutch (8.2%), Norwegian (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/3/1876

Elevation: 813 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 370 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Searsboro:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Searsboro city:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 31.3%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 24.6%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Searsboro, Iowa as of August 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Searsboro to the number of sex offenders is 147 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $834 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $340 (1.0%)

Searsboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (47.5 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (173.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (260.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lynnville, IA (2.1 miles ), Sully, IA (2.7 miles ), New Sharon, IA (2.8 miles ), Montezuma, IA (3.0 miles ), Oakland Acres, IA (3.4 miles) , Grinnell, IA (3.4 miles ), Malcom, IA (3.4 miles ), Barnes City, IA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 41.58 N, Longitude: 92.70 W

Area code: 641

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

3.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-5.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Material moving occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Average climate in Searsboro, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Searsboro-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Searsboro city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Searsboro-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 334.5 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 318.0 miles away from Searsboro center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 197.1 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 349.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 360.8 miles away from Searsboro center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 334.9 miles away from the city 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 Poweshiek County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Searsboro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Searsboro:

  • MONTEZUMA NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)
  • SENIOR HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)
  • MAYFLOWER HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GRINNELL, IA)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS - GRINNELL (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; GRINNELL, IA)
  • CHRISTIAN OPPORTUNITY CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PELLA, IA)
  • PELLA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; PELLA, IA)
  • PELLA COMMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PELLA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Searsboro:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 41 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 48 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 50 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa State University (about 58 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 59 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 61 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 62 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

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Notable locations in Searsboro: Searsboro (A), Searsboro Community Fire Department (B), Searsboro Community Center (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Searsboro International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Poweshiek 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 2013: 24.8%
(25.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Searsboro city (based on Poweshiek County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,90520
Evangelical Protestant2,68218
Catholic1,6152
Other81
None9,704-
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: 6
Poweshiek County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Poweshiek County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

9.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Poweshiek County:

27.5%
Iowa:

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

19.4%
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 1$510
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$25
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$420
Sewerage 0$0 2$3,216
Totals for Government 0$0 10$4,171

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Jasper County, IA  0.55% ($34,231 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.50% ($31,857)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.35% ($29,320)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($124 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

0.18%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.63% ($42,600 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.56% ($25,650)
to Johnson County, IA  0.38% ($48,407)

Strongest AM radio stations in Searsboro:

  • 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)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRN (1410 AM; 1 kW; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CRAWFORD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Searsboro:

  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDIC (88.5 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: GRINNELL COLLEGE TRUSTEES OF IOWA,)

TV broadcast stations around Searsboro:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Searsboro fatal accident list:

Jan 18, 1978 05:45 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • 2,220Total average daily traffic
  • 278Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,479Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi E 2.5 Mi S (Lat: 41.525000 Lon: -92.661861), Call Sign: KZN340, Licensee ID: L00116090
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.9600 MHzGrant Date: 12/13/2000, Expiration Date: 11/30/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2011Registrant: Ben D Fisk, 547 520th Ave, Searsboro, IA 50242, Phone: (515) 637-2568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0BGY, Licensee ID: L01303988, Grant Date: 07/12/2007, Expiration Date: 10/06/2017, Certifier: Elvin T Fisk, Registrant: Elvin T Fisk, 508 520th Ave, Searsboro, IA 50242
  • Call Sign: KH6DYA, Grant Date: 08/15/1994, Expiration Date: 09/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/04/2003, Registrant: Charley M Clark, 475 River Rd, Searsboro, IA 50242

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (10%)

Searsboro compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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