St. Olaf, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 107 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.3%
Males: 47  (44.0%)
Females: 60  (56.0%)
Median resident age:  32.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 52072

Estimated median household income in 2015: $40,168 (it was $34,583 in 2000)
St. Olaf:

$40,168
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $22,591 (it was $15,284 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $60,044 (it was $43,200 in 2000)
St. Olaf:

$60,044
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $75,650; Detached houses: $76,286
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in St. Olaf: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (48.1%), Norwegian (25.9%), American (7.4%), English (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/31/1900

Elevation: 849 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 433 people per square mile   (low).

St. Olaf, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in St. Olaf:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

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

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Iowa:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $908 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $845 (1.4%)

St. Olaf satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (46.1 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (101.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (203.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Farmersburg, IA (1.5 miles ), Elkader, IA (2.2 miles ), Monona, IA (2.9 miles ), Garnavillo, IA (3.0 miles ), Luana, IA (3.1 miles ), Volga, IA (3.4 miles ), Littleport, IA (3.5 miles) , Clayton, IA (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 42.93 N, Longitude: 91.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

St. Olaf household income distribution St. Olaf home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+8.8%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (58%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)

Average climate in St. Olaf, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Olaf-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the St. Olaf city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

St. Olaf-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 359.9 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 162.9 miles away from St. Olaf 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 337.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 298.3 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 390.8 miles away from St. Olaf 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 359.5 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 Clayton County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Olaf topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Olaf:

  • CLAYTON COUNTY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
  • ELKADER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ELKADER, IA)
  • G AND G LIVING-WESTSIDE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; GARNAVILLO, IA)
  • GREAT RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MC GREGOR, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - POSTVILLE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; POSTVILLE, IA)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI)

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

  • Upper Iowa University (about 22 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 30 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 34 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 48 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 60 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Viterbo University (about 61 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 62 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

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Notable locations in St. Olaf: Saint Olaf Feed and Supply Incorporated Elevator (A), Saint Olaf Fire Department (B), Saint Olaf Civic Center (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Clayton 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 2013 was 48.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.89
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 3.8%
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for St. Olaf city (based on Clayton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,65624
Catholic4,3518
Evangelical Protestant1,17415
Other2503
None5,698-
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
Clayton County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Clayton County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clayton County:

28.4%
Iowa:

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

15.5%
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 1$850
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$130
Sewerage 0$0 1$138
Water Supply 0$0 1$176
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,294

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $10,000 ($93.46)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($84.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($74.77)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($74.77)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($74.77)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($65.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($46.73)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($18.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($18.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($186.92)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($121.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($74.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,000 ($28.04)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($18.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($65.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($102.80)
    General Support: $2,000 ($18.69)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($196.26)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($74.77)

St. Olaf government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $28,000 ($261.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($186.92)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $8,000 ($74.77)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $77,000 ($719.63)

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
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 Crawford County, WI  0.44% ($35,742 average AGI)
from Delaware County, IA  0.41% ($29,517)
from Fayette County, IA  0.38% ($94,889)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Delaware County, IA  0.61% ($43,727 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.42% ($22,367)
to Crawford County, WI  0.39% ($33,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Olaf:

  • KADR (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELKADER, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPRE (980 AM; 1 kW; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Olaf:

  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Olaf:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • 1,930Total average daily traffic
  • 315Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,496Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Strawberry Point Water Tower (Lat: 42.684083 Lon: -91.532111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 29.9 m, Overall height: 32.9 m, Call Sign: WQNL877
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.837 MHzGrant Date: 03/17/2011, Expiration Date: 03/17/2021, Certifier: Joel BiggsRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Chicken Ridge Tower (Lat: 42.804944 Lon: -91.415833), Type: Bant, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQOM476
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.007 MHzGrant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 11/15/2021, Certifier: Joel BiggsRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Wood (13%)

St. Olaf compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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