St. Marys, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 127 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 
Males: 55  (43.7%)
Females: 72  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  37.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50240

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,774 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
St. Marys:

$46,774
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,376 (it was $16,747 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,518 (it was $86,300 in 2000)
St. Marys:

$115,518
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $121,451; Detached houses: $121,451

Median gross rent in 2012: $492.

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  • White alone - 125 (98.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Marys: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.6%), Irish (17.8%), English (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.8%), Italian (3.4%), United States (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/5/1923

Elevation: 1033 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 918 people per square mile   (low).

St. Marys, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in St. Marys:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.8 minutes

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

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.7%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,308 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,500 (1.3%)

St. Marys satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (20.5 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (118.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (315.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: St. Charles, IA (2.0 miles ), Martensdale, IA (2.1 miles ), Bevington, IA (2.2 miles) , Patterson, IA (2.8 miles) , Spring Hill, IA (2.9 miles) , New Virginia, IA (2.9 miles ), Truro, IA (3.0 miles ), Indianola, IA (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.31 N, Longitude: 93.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

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

4.1%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+20.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (10%)
  • Religious workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)

Average climate in St. Marys, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Marys-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the St. Marys city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.6 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Marys-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% 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 367.9 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 354.2 miles away from St. Marys 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 364.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 105.5 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 251.2 miles away from St. Marys center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 323.1 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 Warren County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Marys topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Marys:

  • THE VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; INDIANOLA, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - INDIANOLA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; INDIANOLA, IA)
  • WARREN COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; INDIANOLA, IA)
  • EASTON GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; INDIANOLA, IA)
  • NORWALK NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NORWALK, IA)
  • REGENCY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NORWALK, IA)
  • QHC WINTERSET NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WINTERSET, IA)

Amtrak station near St. Marys:

  • 19 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • Drake University (about 21 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 29 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 50 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 73 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 86 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 90 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Truman State University (about 99 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)

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Notable location: Saint Marys Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in St. Marys: Immaculate Conception Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Warren 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 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.224. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0697. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0697
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.7%
(1.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  81.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

St. Marys compared to Iowa state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • No fuel used (10%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for St. Marys city (based on Warren County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.71%
Here: 41.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents28.2%23.1%8.7%6.2%5.6%
Congregations18.2%9.1%4.5%6.1%4.5%
NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaFriends (Quakers)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.2%3.8%3.1%12.5%
Congregations4.5%7.6%12.1%3.0%30.3%
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: 5
Warren County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Warren County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Warren County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Warren County:

30.6%
Iowa:

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

14.0%
State:

14.5%

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,461 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Polk County, IA  3.29% ($42,170 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  0.32% ($45,709)
from Madison County, IA  0.22% ($40,658)


6.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,233 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
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 Polk County, IA  3.35% ($33,308 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.41% ($43,625)
to Story County, IA  0.17% ($26,966)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Marys:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Marys:

  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTM (88.9 FM; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: SIMPSON COLLEGE)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Marys:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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