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Population in 2012: 110 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.3%
Males: 38  (35.4%)
Females: 72  (64.6%)

Median resident age:  48.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50586

Estimated median household income in 2012: $88,451 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Somers:

$88,451
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,207

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,128 (it was $36,800 in 2000)
Somers:

$66,128
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $69,188; Detached houses: $69,188

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  • White alone - 108 (95.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (3.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Somers: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (27.4%), German (17.1%), English (15.2%), Irish (7.9%), Norwegian (5.5%), Scottish (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/26/1902

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 315 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Somers:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somers city:

  • Never married: 47.5%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 4.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Somers, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Somers to the number of sex offenders is 110 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $880 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $840 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (47.6 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (112.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (348.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rinard, IA (2.0 miles) , Knierim, IA (2.3 miles) , Callender, IA (2.7 miles ), Farnhamville, IA (2.7 miles ), Moorland, IA (2.9 miles) , Barnum, IA (3.1 miles) , Lohrville, IA (3.1 miles ), Gowrie, IA (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.38 N, Longitude: 94.43 W

Area code: 515

Somers household income distribution Somers home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-9.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (29%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (46%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Bus drivers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Top executives (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Somers-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 199% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Somers city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 tornado 5.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Somers:

  • GOWRIE CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GOWRIE, IA)
  • SUNNY KNOLL CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROCKWELL CITY, IA)
  • CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ROCKWELL CITY, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Somers, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somers:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 14 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Buena Vista University (about 44 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa State University (about 47 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 61 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 68 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 99 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 102 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)

Library in Somers:

  • SOMERS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $18,946; Location: 606 6TH ST; 5,214 books; 57 audio materials; 248 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 7 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Somers: Farmers Co-op Company Elevator (A), Somers (B), Somers City Library (C), Somers City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Calhoun 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: 0.8%

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Somers, IA

Somers compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Somers (2011 data):

  • Heartland Bank: at 615 Sixth Avenue, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $106.4 mil, Deposits: $79.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Somers Bancorporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Somers travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Somers city (based on Calhoun County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.40%
Here84.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents24.5%19.5%17.9%15.4%7.2%
Congregations11.1%13.9%25.0%13.9%5.6%
NameUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.4%3.3%2.4%1.9%4.5%
Congregations8.3%5.6%2.8%2.8%11.1%
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
Calhoun County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Calhoun County:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

29.1%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$375
Water Supply 0$0 2$540
Local Libraries 0$0 3$208
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,123

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

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $170,000 ($1545.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $34,000 ($309.09)
  • Current Operations - Libraries: $16,000 ($145.45)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($90.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($90.91)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($81.82)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($63.64)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($54.55)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($45.45)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($27.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($27.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($18.18)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($18.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($9.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($172.73)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($90.91)
    All Other: $1,000 ($9.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $90,000 ($818.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($81.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $21,000 ($190.91)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($27.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($100.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($118.18)
    General Support: $3,000 ($27.27)
  • Tax - Property: $31,000 ($281.82)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $11,000 ($100.00)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($509.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,000 ($72.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($490.91)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($27.27)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($18.18)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,000 ($163.64)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $140,000 ($1272.73)

5.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,630 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Webster County, IA  1.48% ($30,305 average AGI)
from Carroll County, IA  0.43% ($24,471)
from Sac County, IA  0.33% ($27,308)


6.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Webster County, IA  1.27% ($29,667 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.70% ($42,571)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.35% ($21,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somers:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somers:

  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Somers:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 2730 Zearing Avenue (Lat: 42.394278 Lon: -94.416000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 102.1 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN341
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Kenneth R Meyers
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • 2730 Zearing Avenue (Lat: 42.394278 Lon: -94.416000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 102.1 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQAF847
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2004, Expiration Date: 09/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/14/2004, Certifier: Kenneth R Meyers
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • TOM A BAKER, 2730 Zearing Avenue (Lat: 42.394278 Lon: -94.416000), Type: 106.6, Overall height: 102.1 m
    Registrant: 2029553000, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE SUITE 100
  • Peter M Connolly, 2730 Zearing Avenue (Lat: 42.394278 Lon: -94.416000), Type: 106.6, Overall height: 102.1 m
    Registrant: 2029553000, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE SUITE 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Main St Atop Somers Elevator (Lat: 42.380250 Lon: -94.430528), Call Sign: KNFG300, Licensee ID: L00026864
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/20/1996, Expiration Date: 02/12/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Douglas Hill, 1124 Summit Dr, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
  • 411 6th Ave (Lat: 42.379056 Lon: -94.428306), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: KYX364
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2011, Expiration Date: 11/14/2021
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • Lat: 42.465250 Lon: -94.437472, Call Sign: KZT776
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/13/2010, Expiration Date: 01/28/2021
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 3317 270th St. (Lat: 42.399194 Lon: -94.462083), Call Sign: WQQP624
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 02/07/2023, Certifier: Kendal Martin
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: ANDERSON MERLE D PA-11 REPLICA (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1211C , Serial Number: 502, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 06/06/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ronald H Weston, Po Box 95, Somers, IA 50586, Other Owners: Wayne I Green, Keith A Green


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