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Population in 2012: 134 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 

Males: 68  (51.4%)
Females: 66  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52071

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,111 (it was $39,750 in 2000)
St. Donatus:

$41,111
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,045

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,207 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
St. Donatus:

$134,207
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,250; Detached houses: $107,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $685.

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  • White alone - 131 (97.0%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (3.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Donatus: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (57.6%), Irish (5.3%), United States (4.6%), Dutch (3.3%), Swedish (3.3%), Czech (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/8/1964

Elevation: 775 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 367 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in St. Donatus:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Donatus city:

  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 75.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,306 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $588 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (12.5 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (76.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (151.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: La Motte, IA (2.5 miles ), Galena, IL (2.6 miles ), Menominee, IL (2.8 miles ), Zwingle, IA (3.0 miles) , Bellevue, IA (3.0 miles ), East Dubuque, IL (3.2 miles ), The Galena Territory, IL (3.3 miles ), Dubuque, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $96,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 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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Latitude: 42.36 N, Longitude: 90.54 W

St. Donatus household income distribution St. Donatus home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-3.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)


Average climate in St. Donatus, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

St. Donatus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.8 miles away from the St. Donatus city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Donatus-area historical earthquake activity is above Iowa state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near St. Donatus:

  • GALENA STAUSS HOSPITAL SNU (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GALENA, IL)
  • GALENA STAUSS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GALENA, IL)
  • MILL VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELLEVUE, IA)

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

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 26 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 6,352)
  • Ashford University (about 40 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 46,717)
  • Kaplan University (about 56 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 8,162)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 57 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,699)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (about 58 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 59 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)
  • Augustana College (about 60 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)

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Notable locations in St. Donatus: Way of the Cross (A), Saint Donatus Town Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.3. This is about average.
City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

St. Donatus compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


St. Donatus travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for St. Donatus city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.39%
Here73.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents58.5%26.7%6.2%2.7%2.5%
Congregations29.4%23.5%14.7%5.9%8.8%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchOld Order AmishFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents1.5%0.5%0.5%0.4%0.4%
Congregations2.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%5.9%
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: 6
This county:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

7.49 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Jackson County:

11.99 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson County:

14.3%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
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 7$345
Sewerage 0$0 1$150
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$144
Totals for Government 0$0 9$639

St. Donatus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $28,000 ($208.96)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($67.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($52.24)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($37.31)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($29.85)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($14.93)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.46)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.46)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,000 ($7.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($29.85)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($7.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($74.63)

St. Donatus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($59.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($59.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($29.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($82.09)
    All Other: $5,000 ($37.31)
    General Support: $2,000 ($14.93)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($104.48)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($52.24)

St. Donatus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $129,000 ($962.69)

4.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
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 Dubuque County, IA  1.13% ($30,933 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IA  0.93% ($36,658)
from Scott County, IA  0.29% ($30,130)


5.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 Dubuque County, IA  1.15% ($33,473 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IA  1.05% ($28,542)
to Scott County, IA  0.46% ($36,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Donatus:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Donatus:

  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMAQ-FM (95.1 FM; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • W209AU (89.7 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around St. Donatus:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WB0QMB, Licensee ID: L01555647
    Grant Date: 03/22/2010, Expiration Date: 10/26/2018
    Registrant: Tim G Chappell, 108 E. 1st St., St. Donatus, IA 52071


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