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Population in 2012: 147 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 

Males: 75  (51.3%)
Females: 72  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  45.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50242

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,679 (it was $25,795 in 2000)
Searsboro:

$31,679
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,850

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,831 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Searsboro:

$119,831
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $86,875; Detached houses: $99,485; Mobile homes: $44,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $333.

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  • White alone - 147 (99.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Searsboro: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.1%), Irish (18.6%), United States (16.1%), English (14.1%), Dutch (10.1%), Norwegian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/3/1876

Elevation: 813 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 372 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Searsboro:

  • High school or higher: 72.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • 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: 13.5%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 6.4%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Searsboro, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Searsboro to the number of sex offenders is 74 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $747 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $250 (0.9%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-5.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (28%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (17%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (22%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (16%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Searsboro-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 191% 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.

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: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 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 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Searsboro, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Searsboro:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 41 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 48 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 50 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Iowa State University (about 58 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 59 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • University of Iowa (about 61 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 62 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

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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 2012: 19.5%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Searsboro compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students 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


Searsboro travel time to work - commute


Searsboro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.04%
Here52.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents24.0%22.9%13.5%8.6%8.0%
Congregations17.1%4.9%7.3%4.9%14.6%
NameLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents4.3%4.2%2.8%2.8%8.9%
Congregations4.9%2.4%4.9%2.4%36.6%
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
Poweshiek County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

9.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Poweshiek County:

27.5%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 0$0 1$350


7.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.83% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

0.83%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jasper County, IA  0.55% ($35,769 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.52% ($31,595)
from Iowa County, IA  0.34% ($33,333)


6.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,213 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

0.17%
Iowa average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.71% ($34,720 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.67% ($34,383)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.37% ($30,731)

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



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 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/13/2000, Expiration Date: 11/30/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2011
    Registrant: 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

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