St. Donatus, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 
Males: 65  (49.1%)
Females: 68  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52071

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,141 (it was $39,750 in 2000)
St. Donatus:

$40,141
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,491 (it was $15,369 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $137,313 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
St. Donatus:

$137,313
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $119,336; Detached houses: $119,006

Median gross rent in 2013: $741.

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    • 13197.0%White alone
    • 43.0%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in St. Donatus: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.4%), Swedish (3.8%), Irish (3.2%), Dutch (2.6%), English (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/8/1964

Elevation: 775 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 364 people per square mile   (very low).

St. Donatus, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in St. Donatus:

  • High school or higher: 99.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

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

  • Never married: 12.5%
  • Now married: 76.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,293 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $674 (0.5%)

St. Donatus satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $96,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $170,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.36 N, Longitude: 90.54 W

St. Donatus household income distribution St. Donatus home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-3.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Finance and insurance (32%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (30%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (37%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Average climate in St. Donatus, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Donatus-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 71% 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 slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 304.3 miles away from the city 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 104.9 miles away from St. Donatus 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 281.7 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 335.8 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 303.7 miles away from St. Donatus center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 290.6 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 Jackson County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Donatus topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • ST DOMINIC VILLA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HAZEL GREEN, WI)
  • CARRIAGE HILL COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • MERCY HOME CARE/DUBUQUE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DUBUQUE Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)

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

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 26 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Ashford University (about 40 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 56 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 57 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 59 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 60 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Black Hawk College (about 62 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 45.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.3%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic 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:

  • 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.2
Iowa average:

10.3

St. Donatus travel time to work - commute St. Donatus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,8439
Mainline Protestant4,65119
Evangelical Protestant2502
Other1222
None7,982-
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: 6
Jackson County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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 ($210.53)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($67.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($52.63)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($37.59)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($30.08)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($15.04)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.52)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($30.08)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($75.19)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($60.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($60.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($30.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($82.71)
    All Other: $5,000 ($37.59)
    General Support: $2,000 ($15.04)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($105.26)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($52.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $129,000 ($969.92)

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
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 Clinton County, IA  0.85% ($46,074 average AGI)
from Dubuque County, IA  0.84% ($36,672)
from Scott County, IA  0.26% ($42,857)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Clinton County, IA  1.07% ($33,872 average AGI)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.80% ($49,922)
to Scott County, IA  0.35% ($32,714)

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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