Seymour, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 706 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 
Males: 367  (52.1%)
Females: 339  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  47.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52590.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,212 (it was $26,172 in 2000)
Seymour:

$32,212
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,275 (it was $13,581 in 2000)

Seymour city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,193 (it was $24,400 in 2000)
Seymour:

$34,193
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $39,310; Detached houses: $41,452; Mobile homes: $24,432

Median gross rent in 2012: $462.

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  • White alone - 685 (97.7%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seymour: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.8%), Irish (17.8%), English (7.6%), Dutch (7.1%), United States (7.0%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/28/1874

Elevation: 1071 feet

Land area: 2.35 square miles.

Population density: 300 people per square mile   (very low).

Seymour,IA real estate house value index trend

Seymour, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Seymour:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seymour city:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Seymour, Iowa as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Seymour to the number of sex offenders is 694 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: $761 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $325 (1.2%)

Seymour satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (68.0 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (134.7 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (294.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Promise City, IA (2.2 miles) , Plano, IA (2.5 miles) , Numa, IA (2.7 miles) , Cincinnati, IA (3.3 miles ), Mystic, IA (3.4 miles ), Corydon, IA (3.4 miles ), Allerton, IA (3.6 miles ), Powersville, MO (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 40.68 N, Longitude: 93.12 W

Area code: 641

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

4.3%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -59 (-6.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Seymour, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Seymour-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the Seymour city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 12.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seymour-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 318.8 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 306.7 miles away from Seymour 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 310.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 336.0 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 341.1 miles away from Seymour 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 319.8 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 Wayne County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Seymour topographic map

Birthplace of: Jane Wilson - Artist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Seymour:

  • THE CONTINENTAL CARE CENTER (400 EAST FOURTH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Seymour:

  • CORYDON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • CORYDON NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • WAYNE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • APPANOOSE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • GOLDEN AGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)
  • GOLDEN AGE SKILLED NURSING AND R (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CENTERVILLE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seymour:

  • Truman State University (about 45 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 46 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Drake University (about 70 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 76 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 95 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 96 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa State University (about 97 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)

Public high school in Seymour:

Public elementary/middle school in Seymour:

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Library in Seymour:

  • SEYMOUR COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,920; Location: 123 N 5TH ST; 10,708 books; 394 audio materials; 60 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Seymour: Seymour (A), Fowler Elevator Incorporated Elevator (B), Seymour Volunteer Fire Department (C), Seymour Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Seymour include: First Christian Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Assembly of God Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Southlawn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Wayne 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)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

6.58
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.2%
(25.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
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: 0.3% of all households
37 people in nursing homes in 2000

Seymour compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Seymour city (based on Wayne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.29%
Here: 49.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God
Adherents40.2%12.9%12.2%8.7%8.0%
Congregations35.7%10.7%7.1%3.6%10.7%
NameOld Order AmishChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.0%3.6%3.3%3.0%3.9%
Congregations7.1%3.6%3.6%3.6%14.3%
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: 4
Wayne County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Wayne County:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

28.0%
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
Other Government Administration 1$3,653$43,8367$1,003
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,207$50,4840$0
Streets and Highways 3$4,634$18,5360$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$2,838
Sewerage 0$0 3$1,180
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$146
Water Supply 0$0 3$3,009
Local Libraries 0$0 1$704
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$226
Totals for Government 5$12,494$29,98621$9,106

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $102,000 ($144.48)
    Water Utilities: $97,000 ($137.39)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($118.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000 ($111.90)
    Police Protection: $45,000 ($63.74)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($48.16)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($24.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($15.58)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($15.58)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($12.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,000 ($7.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($4.25)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($2.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($24.08)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,000 ($2.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($5.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $245,000 ($347.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($8.50)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $60,000 ($84.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000 ($77.90)
    All Other: $3,000 ($4.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($26.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($29.75)
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($9.92)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $114,000 ($161.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $65,000 ($92.07)
    General Support: $9,000 ($12.75)
  • Tax - Property: $117,000 ($165.72)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.42)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $85,000 ($120.40)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $360,000 ($509.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($106.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $347,000 ($491.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $13,000 ($18.41)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($14.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $528,000 ($747.88)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $58,000 ($82.15)

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Appanoose County, IA  0.87% ($25,550 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.69% ($29,000)
from Lucas County, IA  0.56% ($42,692)


6.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,302 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
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  0.85% ($29,650 average AGI)
to Appanoose County, IA  0.68% ($38,938)
to Lucas County, IA  0.60% ($26,214)

Strongest AM radio stations in Seymour:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCOG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KCOG, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seymour:

  • KMGO (98.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KMGO, INC.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Seymour)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Tower 19 N End (Lat: 40.681944 Lon: -93.127694), Call Sign: WCJ215, Licensee ID: L00101556
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/30/2022
    Registrant: Rathbun Regional Water Assn Inc, Rr 3, Centerville, IA 52544, Phone: (515) 647-2416

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SEYMOUR, 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 40.701944 Lon: -93.079361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 102.1 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: KAG21
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2009, Expiration Date: 04/28/2019
    Registrant: Anr Pipeline Company, 5250 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098, Phone: (248) 205-4520, Fax: (248) 205-4620, Email:
  • SEYMOUR, 2389 S-60 (Lat: 40.696556 Lon: -93.121833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQCK349
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/2005, Expiration Date: 03/23/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K0OVJ
    Grant Date: 05/31/1994, Expiration Date: 05/31/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2006
    Registrant: Fredrick G Elliott, Rt 1, Seymour, IA 52590

Most common first names in Seymour, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2279.6 years
Mary1680.8 years
William1277.3 years
James1180.6 years
Ruth1180.3 years
Harold981.9 years
Margaret981.6 years
Lester975.8 years
Anna980.3 years
Charles983.8 years
Most common last names in Seymour, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2082.8 years
Brown1977.5 years
Hickerson1482.6 years
Mattly868.4 years
Scott883.7 years
Sebben886.3 years
Elliott876.4 years
Young779.4 years
Clark779.3 years
Noble783.6 years

Seymour on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises"
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