St. Benedict, Iowa

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Population in 2010: 39.
Males: 19  (50.0%)
Females: 20  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

35.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 50483

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,288
St. Benedict:

$51,288
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,039

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,880
St. Benedict:

$103,880
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $201,658; detached houses: $202,587
March 2019 cost of living index in St. Benedict: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.1%
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1261 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (73.3 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (139.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (336.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sexton, IA (1.8 miles),
Wesley, IA (2.2 miles ),
Corwith, IA (2.5 miles ),
Irvington, IA (2.6 miles),
Algona, IA (2.9 miles ),
Lu Verne, IA (3.0 miles ),
Hutchins, IA (3.2 miles),
St. Joseph, IA (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 43.04 N, Longitude: 94.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Distribution of median household income in St. Benedict, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in St. Benedict, IA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
Iowa:

2.8%

Tornado activity:

St. Benedict-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the St. Benedict place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Benedict-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 279.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 213.0 miles away from St. Benedict center
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 453.0 miles away from St. Benedict center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 227.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kossuth County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Benedict:

  • ALGONA MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - ALGONA (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF THE HEARTLAND (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • KOSSUTH REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ALGONA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; BRITT, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Benedict:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 39 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 47 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 48 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Buena Vista University (about 65 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Riverland Community College (about 70 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa State University (about 74 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 77 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

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Church in St. Benedict: Saint Benedicts Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Kossuth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

58.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in St. Benedict:

Marital status in St. Benedict, IA
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 69.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in St. Benedict:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for St. Benedict, IA (based on Kossuth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,7337
Mainline Protestant4,12019
Evangelical Protestant3,04417
Other11
None1,645-
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: 8
Here:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

12.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
Iowa:

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

16.4%
State:

14.5%

4.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  0.36% ($57,957 average AGI)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.35% ($44,682)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Benedict:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Benedict:

  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around St. Benedict:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.3mTotal length
  • 565Total average daily traffic
  • 52Total average daily truck traffic
  • 565Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in St. Benedict, IA
  • 66.7%Wood
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in St. Benedict, IA
  • 100.0%Utility gas


St. Benedict compared to Iowa 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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