St. Paul, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 131 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.0%
 
Males: 62  (47.9%)
Females: 69  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52657

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,354 (it was $45,313 in 2000)
St. Paul:

$39,354
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,280 (it was $20,312 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,867 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
St. Paul:

$100,867
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $119,791; Detached houses: $125,639; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,871; In 2-unit structures: $74,576; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,614; Mobile homes: $23,974

Median gross rent in 2013: $540.

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    • 12798.4%White alone
    • 10.8%Asian alone
    • 10.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in St. Paul: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (55.0%), Irish (11.3%), Norwegian (5.0%), United States (5.0%), English (3.8%), Polish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/1/1895

Elevation: 715 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 347 people per square mile   (very low).

St. Paul, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in St. Paul:

  • High school or higher: 102.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

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

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,113 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $828 (1.3%)

St. Paul satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (61.5 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (162.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (212.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: West Point, IA (2.2 miles ), Houghton, IA (2.3 miles) , Franklin, IA (2.6 miles) , Salem, IA (2.8 miles ), Donnellson, IA (3.0 miles ), Denmark, IA (3.1 miles ), Hillsboro, IA (3.4 miles ), Danville, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.77 N, Longitude: 91.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

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

7.3%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-1.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (57%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (27%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (30%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (47%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

Average climate in St. Paul, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Paul-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the St. Paul city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/25/1965, a category F3 tornado 13.4 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Paul-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 251.1 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 235.3 miles away from St. Paul 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 270.8 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 277.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 251.6 miles away from St. Paul center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 236.3 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 Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Paul topographic map

Birthplace of: Maurice John Dingman - Sixth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines., Sebastian Menke - Catholic priest of the Diocese of Davenport who was the tenth president of St. Ambrose University..

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Paul:

  • WEST POINT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WEST POINT, IA)
  • DONNELLSON HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DONNELLSON, IA)
  • REGIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; DONNELLSON, IA)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, LC - FT MADISON (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; FORT MADISON, IA)
  • DANVILLE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DANVILLE, IA)
  • FORT MADISON HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FORT MADISON, IA)
  • LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT COMM NU (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; FORT MADISON, IA)

Amtrak stations near St. Paul:

  • 14 miles: FORT MADISON (1601 20TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.
  • 15 miles: MOUNT PLEASANT (418 N. ADAMS ST.) . Services: ticket office, 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. Paul:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 19 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 49 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 50 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 62 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Truman State University (about 69 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Augustana College (about 72 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 72 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)

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Church in St. Paul: Saint James Parish (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lee 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 2000 was 17.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.929
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.5%
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  1.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

St. Paul 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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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. Paul city (based on Lee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,76526
Catholic6,3897
Evangelical Protestant4,13732
Other7257
None17,846-
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
Lee County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Lee County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

28.2%
Iowa:

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

13.2%
State:

14.5%

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $754,000 ($5755.73)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($76.34)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($30.53)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($22.90)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($15.27)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.63)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($99.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($38.17)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($30.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($15.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $871,000 ($6648.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($38.17)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($68.70)
    General Support: $3,000 ($22.90)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($76.34)
    Total General Sales: $9,000 ($68.70)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $217,000 ($1656.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $217,000 ($1656.49)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $251,000 ($1916.03)

4.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
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 Hancock County, IL  0.66% ($25,292 average AGI)
from Des Moines County, IA  0.44% ($32,250)
from Clark County, MO  0.24% ($28,758)


4.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
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 Des Moines County, IA  0.62% ($32,381 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IL  0.45% ($36,230)
to Johnson County, IA  0.28% ($39,605)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Paul:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBKB (1360 AM; 1 kW; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Paul:

  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKMI (93.5 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around St. Paul:

  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
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