Solon, Iowa

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Population in 2012: 2,173 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +84.6%
Males: 1,043  (48.0%)
Females: 1,130  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52333.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,521 (it was $46,953 in 2000)
Solon:

$61,521
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,512 (it was $18,029 in 2000)

Solon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $204,615 (it was $110,300 in 2000)
Solon:

$204,615
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $189,819; Detached houses: $196,384; Townhouses or other attached units: $221,789; In 2-unit structures: $248,129; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $114,662; Mobile homes: $7,635

Median gross rent in 2012: $744.

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  • White alone - 1,975 (97.0%)
  • Hispanic - 31 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.10%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Solon: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.8%), Irish (16.2%), Czech (10.4%), English (5.7%), Norwegian (3.1%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/28/1877

Elevation: 790 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,638 people per square mile   (low).

Solon,IA real estate house value index trend

Solon, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Solon:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Solon city:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Solon, Iowa as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Solon to the number of sex offenders is 724 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: $2,707 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,602 (1.6%)

Solon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (10.5 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (138.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (196.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ely, IA (2.6 miles ), North Liberty, IA (2.7 miles ), Shueyville, IA (2.9 miles ), Mount Vernon, IA (3.0 miles ), Coralville, IA (3.1 miles ), Lisbon, IA (3.1 miles ), Bertram, IA (3.2 miles ), Iowa City, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $208,600
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $238,700
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $232,700
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $245,100
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $312,100
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $312,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.81 N, Longitude: 91.50 W

Area code: 319

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

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +111 (+10.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Solon, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Solon-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the Solon city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Solon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 300.4 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 280.9 miles away from Solon 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 136.3 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 329.6 miles away from the city 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 300.4 miles away from Solon 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 337.5 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 Johnson County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Solon topographic map

Birthplace of: Hans Stolfus - Beach volleyball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Solon:

  • SOLON NURSING CARE CENTER (523 EAST FIFTH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Solon:

  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS - NORTH LIBERTY (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; NORTH LIBERTY, IA)
  • LANTERN PARK NURSING AND REHAB C (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CORALVILLE, IA)
  • WINDMILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CORALVILLE, IA)
  • REM IOWA-CORALVILLE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; CORALVILLE, IA)
  • IOWA CITY REHAB AND HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Solon:

  • University of Iowa (about 11 miles; Iowa City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 11 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 51 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 52 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 52 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Augustana College (about 54 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Black Hawk College (about 59 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

Public high school in Solon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Solon:

See full list of schools located in Solon

Library in Solon:

  • SOLON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $158,033; Location: 320 W MAIN ST; 31,336 books; 2,106 audio materials; 705 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 77 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • solon, iowa has changed the jr. high and the high school to just the jr. high school, and has built a new high school.

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Notable locations in Solon: Solon City Hall (A), Solon Public Library (B), Solon Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Solon: Solon United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Johnson 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.9. This is about average.

City:

78.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.228. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.761. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.761
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.51
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Solon and their reported violations in the past:

COTTAGE RESERVE CORPORATION (Address: 3784 COTTAGE RESERVE RD NE , Population served: 198, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and AUG-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and AUG-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2011), St BCA signed (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2005), St BCA signed (DEC-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2006)
HIDDEN ACRES SUBDIVISION (Address: 2671 HIDDEN VALLEY TR NE , Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (3 times from AUG-26-2009 to NOV-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2009), St BCA signed (AUG-26-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2009), St BCA signed (2 times from OCT-06-2009 to NOV-23-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2009), St BCA signed (AUG-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2009), St BCA signed (2 times from OCT-06-2009 to NOV-23-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2009), St BCA signed (AUG-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2009), St BCA signed (2 times from OCT-06-2009 to NOV-23-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-06-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2009)
  • 9 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2007)
SUTLIFF INC (Address: 1940 ST BRIDGES RD , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-22-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-14-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-21-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
GALLERY ACRES WEST (Address: 2671 HIDDEN VALLEY TRAIL NE , Population served: 43, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (3 times from FEB-06-2006 to FEB-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-11-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (3 times from FEB-06-2006 to FEB-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-09-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (3 times from FEB-06-2006 to FEB-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-06-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-06-2006), St BCA signed (FEB-09-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from FEB-09-2010 to FEB-19-2013), St BCA signed (FEB-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-31-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-06-2006 to FEB-06-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from FEB-06-2006 to FEB-09-2010), St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-09-2010 to FEB-09-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2013), St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-19-2013 to FEB-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-14-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-02-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-06-2006 to FEB-09-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-16-2013), St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-19-2013 to FEB-19-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2013)
  • 24 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE MACBRIDE STATE PARK-EAST (Address: 3525 HWY 382 NE , Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (AUG-14-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-13-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2012), St BCA signed (AUG-14-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2012), St BCA signed (AUG-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-21-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2012), St BCA signed (AUG-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2010)
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
CHAIN RIDGE SUBDIVISION (Address: 1850 PINEBROOK CT NE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-27-2007), St BCA signed (DEC-31-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LAKE MACBRIDE GOLF COURSE (Address: 3891 PRO RD NE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE MACBRIDE STATE PARK-NORTH (Address: 3525 HWY 382 NE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-21-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2007)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Solon that have no violations reported:

  • LAKE MACBRIDE STATE PARK-BEACH (Address: 3525 HWY 382 NE , Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INDIAN HILLS HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION (Address: 1574 IROQUOIS DR , Population served: 52, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.2%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
67 people in nursing homes in 2000

Solon, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Solon compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Solon (2011 data):

  • Solon State Bank: at 126 South Market Street, branch established on 1932/03/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $83.6 mil, Deposits: $62.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Solon Financial, Inc.
  • Bridge Community Bank: - Solon Branch at 405 East 5th Street, branch established on 2009/07/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $68.2 mil, Deposits: $60.7 mil, headquarters in Mount Vernon, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bridge Community Bank Esop

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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

Neighborhoods in Solon:

(Solon, Iowa Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Solon city (based on Johnson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.20%
Here: 37.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents41.7%15.3%10.3%5.9%4.0%
Congregations9.2%17.1%3.9%5.3%5.3%
NameJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaMennonite Church USAOther
Adherents3.1%2.5%2.2%2.2%12.7%
Congregations2.6%3.9%1.3%3.9%47.4%
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: 26
Johnson County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Johnson County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Johnson County:

3.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 123
Here:

9.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

22.1%
Iowa:

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

11.4%
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 2$6,877$41,2620$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$467
Streets and Highways 3$10,395$41,5800$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,661$19,9320$0
Local Libraries 2$4,842$29,0522$272
Totals for Government 8$23,775$35,6633$739

10.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,443 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.50%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.62% of residents moved from foreign countries ($467 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.62%
Iowa average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Linn County, IA  1.11% ($39,219 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.44% ($30,598)
from Washington County, IA  0.34% ($32,047)


10.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.48%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($467 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.17%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Linn County, IA  1.33% ($35,732 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.55% ($37,504)
to Cook County, IL  0.51% ($31,248)

Strongest AM radio stations in Solon:

  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMJM (1360 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Solon:

  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • K295AC (106.9 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNL-FM (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IA; Owner: CORNELL COLLEGE)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRUI-FM (89.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: STUDENT B/CASTERS, INCORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Solon:

  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • K64DG (Channel 64; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: R B SHELDAHL)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

Solon fatal accident list:

Jul 13, 1978 06:58 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Solon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4804 210th St. Ne (Lat: 41.781111 Lon: -91.462222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 112.8 m, Call Sign: WPXJ985
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.362 MHz, 861.387 MHz, 861.462 MHz, 861.662 MHz, 861.887 MHz, 861.962 MHz, 862.237 MHz, 862.362 MHz, 862.387 MHz, 862.462 MHz... (+15 more)
    Grant Date: 04/21/2003, Expiration Date: 04/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2012, Certifier: Mary E Julius
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 4 Mi. S. Of Solon (Lat: 41.757250 Lon: -91.525444), Structure height: 151 m, Call Sign: KPJ457, Licensee ID: L00374390
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/15/1988, Expiration Date: 02/01/1997, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000
    Registrant: Iowa City Broadcasting, Inc., Iowa City, IA 52244
  • Lat: 41.757222 Lon: -91.525556, Call Sign: WQMI290
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Stephen G Davis
    Registrant: Clear Channel Radio, 2625 S Memorial Dr, Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74129, Phone: (918) 664-4581, Fax: (918) 664-3066, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • SOLON, 1896 Racine Avenue Ne (Lat: 41.795694 Lon: -91.500389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 65.5 m, Call Sign: WPQT877
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/18/2020, 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:
  • SOLON, Lat: 41.806694 Lon: -91.518111, Call Sign: WPSQ270, Licensee ID: L00353561
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2011, Expiration Date: 07/09/2021, Certifier: Brandy Forbes
    Registrant: City Of Solon
  • SOLON, 4804 210th Street Ne (Lat: 41.781000 Lon: -91.462250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 112.8 m, Call Sign: WQKU668
    Assigned Frequencies: 6685.00 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/18/2009, Expiration Date: 09/18/2019, Certifier: Dave C Wilson
    Registrant: Racom Corp., 201 West State Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Solon)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Solon)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$160,2604$176,988
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$121,790
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
Most common first names in Solon, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2679.4 years
Mary2682.9 years
James2068.7 years
Frank1984.1 years
Joseph1878.8 years
Charles1879.1 years
Robert1677.2 years
William1679.2 years
Anna1586.5 years
Helen1585.3 years
Most common last names in Solon, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kessler2184.0 years
Dvorsky1381.0 years
Miller1271.2 years
Brown1177.4 years
Randall979.6 years
Krob884.9 years
Stahle878.7 years
Phillips873.1 years
Miltner777.1 years
Sovers782.2 years

Businesses in Solon, IA

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
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