Shannon City, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.4%
Males: 27  (38.4%)
Females: 44  (61.6%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 50861

Estimated median household income in 2015: $33,235 (it was $19,583 in 2000)
Shannon City:

$33,235
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $19,039 (it was $10,554 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $36,026 (it was $15,600 in 2000)
Shannon City:

$36,026
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $37,750; Detached houses: $38,802; Mobile homes: $25,965

Median gross rent in 2015: $751.

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    • 7098.6%White alone
    • 11.4%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shannon City: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (28.6%), German (19.0%), English (9.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/26/1892

Elevation: 1149 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 477 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Shannon City:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shannon City city:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Shannon City city:  1.3% ($199)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)

Shannon City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (58.3 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (94.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (347.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Arispe, IA (2.0 miles) , Tingley, IA (2.2 miles) , Diagonal, IA (2.7 miles ), Ellston, IA (3.0 miles) , Afton, IA (3.1 miles ), Kent, IA (3.3 miles) , Sun Valley Lake, IA (3.3 miles) , Creston, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.90 N, Longitude: 94.26 W

Area code: 641

Shannon City household income distribution Shannon City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (39%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (68%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (47%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Shannon City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Shannon City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Shannon City city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shannon City-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% 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 379.3 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 69.8 miles away from Shannon 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 367.8 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 362.1 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 383.7 miles away from Shannon City center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.2 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 Union County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Shannon City:

  • AFTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; AFTON, IA)
  • NURSES ON CALL (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CRESTON, IA)
  • CREST HAVEN CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CRESTON, IA)
  • BURLINGTON HOUSE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CRESTON, IA)
  • SUNCREST GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CRESTON, IA)
  • CLEARVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • RINGGOLD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)

Amtrak station near Shannon City:

  • 13 miles: CRESTON (PINE & ADAMS STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shannon City:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 50 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Drake University (about 59 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 66 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 84 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Iowa State University (about 85 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 85 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 89 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)

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Union 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 2015: 5.5%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.4
Iowa average:

10.3

Shannon City travel time to work - commute Shannon City mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Shannon City city (based on Union County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,93217
Catholic1,1572
Evangelical Protestant1,01512
Other1593
None7,271-
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: 2
Union County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

9.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

26.4%
Iowa:

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

16.1%
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 0$0 14$316
Totals for Government 0$0 14$316

Shannon City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($28.17)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($14.08)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($28.17)

Shannon City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($84.51)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($28.17)
    NEC: $1,000 ($14.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($323.94)

6.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Polk County, IA  0.78% ($33,622 average AGI)
from Adair County, IA  0.48% ($23,391)
from Ringgold County, IA  0.36% ($17,824)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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  0.93% ($29,023 average AGI)
to Clarke County, IA  0.38% ($29,611)
to Adair County, IA  0.29% ($22,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shannon City:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, 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.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shannon City:

  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • 860Total average daily traffic
  • 110Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,023Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (88%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Shannon City 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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