Story City, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 3,396 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.2%
 
Males: 1,451  (42.7%)
Females: 1,945  (57.3%)
Median resident age:

49.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50248.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,594 (it was $41,275 in 2000)
Story City:

$61,594
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,095 (it was $20,345 in 2000)

Story City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $170,780 (it was $94,300 in 2000)
Story City:

$170,780
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $207,805; detached houses: $176,591; townhouses or other attached units: $258,532; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,528; mobile homes: $309,554

Median gross rent in 2017: $761.

March 2019 cost of living index in Story City: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.8%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 47.7% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Story City, IA (2017)
    • 3,12790.2%White alone
    • 1233.5%Two or more races
    • 702.0%American Indian alone
    • 521.5%Black alone
    • 481.4%Hispanic
    • 150.4%Asian alone

Races in Story City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Story City, Iowa as of August 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Story City is 691 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Story City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.1)
1
(29.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(31.2)
2
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(31.2)
2
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.9)
4
(117.4)
1
(29.1)
2
(58.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(58.4)
1
(29.1)
2
(58.3)
3
(87.2)
4
(117.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(343.6)
14
(443.3)
13
(407.9)
14
(418.3)
10
(293.6)
21
(610.8)
11
(318.9)
13
(376.9)
13
(379.7)
5
(145.6)
6
(174.9)
7
(203.5)
9
(264.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(812.2)
24
(760.0)
30
(941.3)
22
(657.3)
29
(851.4)
23
(669.0)
32
(927.8)
24
(695.9)
19
(554.9)
23
(669.8)
27
(786.9)
28
(814.2)
18
(528.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(31.2)
1
(31.7)
4
(125.5)
1
(29.9)
2
(58.7)
1
(29.1)
1
(29.0)
2
(58.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.1)
3
(87.4)
5
(145.4)
2
(58.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)74.795.676.263.9106.377.782.158.960.545.162.499.291.3

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City-data.com crime index in Story City, IA

Crime rate in Story City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: Norwegian (25.5%), German (17.0%), Swedish (8.6%), English (7.7%), Irish (5.8%), American (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/12/1881

Elevation: 1006 feet

Land area: 2.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,404 people per square mile   (low).

Story City, Iowa map

84 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.4% North America, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.4%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,257 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,194 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (11.2 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (140.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (304.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Randall, IA (1.9 miles),
Roland, IA (2.2 miles ),
Gilbert, IA (2.5 miles ),
Ellsworth, IA (2.9 miles ),
Jewell Junction, IA (3.0 miles ),
McCallsburg, IA (3.2 miles ),
Garden City, IA (3.3 miles),
Ames, IA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 93.59 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Story City, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Story City, IA in 2017
Story City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $249,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Story City, IA residents
Average permit cost in Story City, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.5%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Story City, IA
Historical housing units in Story City, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +257 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in Story City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Public administration (9.6%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Machinery (8.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Story City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)

Average climate in Story City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Story City, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Story City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the Story City city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Story City-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 396.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 270.0 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 379.7 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) earthquake occurred 247.0 miles away from Story City center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 325.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 273.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Story County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Story City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Story City:

  • STORY CITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (812 ELM AVENUE)
  • BETHANY MANOR (212 LAFAYETTE STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Story City:

  • THE ABINGTON ON GRAND (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • AMES MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • MARY GREELEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • HOMEWARD (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • HOMEWARD HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • GREEN HILLS HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • NEVADA #3 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; NEVADA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Story City:

  • Iowa State University (about 12 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 34 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 38 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Drake University (about 41 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 63 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 67 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 72 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

Public high school in Story City:

Public elementary/middle school in Story City:

See full list of schools located in Story City

Library in Story City:

  • BERTHA BARTLETT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $121,357; Location: 503 BROAD ST; 38,596 books; 1,179 audio materials; 1,228 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 52 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Story City: Riverbend Golf Course (A), Whispering Oaks Campground (B), Story City (C), Story City Ambulance Service (D), Story City Library (E), Story City Fire Department (F), Story City Police Department (G), Story City City Hall (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Story City include: Immanuel Lutheran Church (A), Grace United Methodist Church (B), Saint Petri Lutheran Church (C), Bible Faith Church (D), Bethel Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sowers Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Carousel Story City (Amusement & Theme Parks; Amusmt City Park).

Hotels: Super 8 Story City IA (515 Factory Outlet Drive), Super 8 (515 Factory Outlet Drive).

Birthplace of: Hank Severeid - Baseball player, Rich Olive - Politician.

Story County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
148 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
221 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Story City (2011 data):

  • Ackley State Bank: Timberland Village Branch at 725 Timberland Drive, branch established on 2008/01/15; Story City Office at 629 Broad Street, branch established on 2004/07/26. Info updated 2011/11/30: Bank assets: $124.5 mil, Deposits: $90.0 mil, headquarters in Ackley, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Gnb Bancorporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Story City Branch at 423 Broad Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Security State Bank: - Story City Bra at 339 Factory Outlet Drive, branch established on 2004/10/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $49.0 mil, Deposits: $44.0 mil, headquarters in Radcliffe, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Drake Holding Company
  • Great Western Bank: Story City Branch at 522 Broad Street, branch established on 1985/05/09. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Reliance State Bank: at 606 Broad Street, branch established on 1928/01/28. Info updated 2012/03/13: Bank assets: $91.3 mil, Deposits: $77.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Ames National Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Story City:

Marital status in Story City, IA
  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Story City:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Story City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Story City, IA (based on Story County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,81137
Evangelical Protestant14,23354
Catholic8,8256
Other2,07113
Orthodox211
None45,581-
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: 10
Story County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Story County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Story County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Story County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Story County:

5.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
State:

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

9.9%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.4%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Story City:

28.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Story City:

19.5%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.4%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Story City:

35.2%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Story City:

54.2%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Story City:

75.5%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Story City, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$21,637$51,9290$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,159$45,4771$1,430
Water Supply 3$13,866$55,4640$0
Streets and Highways 3$11,869$47,4760$0
Local Libraries 1$4,087$49,0449$2,958
Parks and Recreation 1$2,517$30,2043$2,041
Sewerage 1$3,790$45,4800$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 18$72,925$48,61713$6,429

Story City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $541,000 ($159.31)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($16.20)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($8.54)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($6.18)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($2.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($1.18)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $420,000 ($123.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $369,000 ($108.66)
    Water Utilities: $341,000 ($100.41)
    Sewerage: $324,000 ($95.41)
    Regular Highways: $321,000 ($94.52)
    General - Other: $221,000 ($65.08)
    Financial Administration: $193,000 ($56.83)
    Libraries: $165,000 ($48.59)
    Central Staff Services: $108,000 ($31.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000 ($13.25)
    General Public Buildings: $36,000 ($10.60)
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000 ($5.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($5.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($2.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $5,000 ($1.47)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.88)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($0.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $249,000 ($73.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $100,000 ($29.45)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($18.55)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($11.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($6.77)
    General Public Building: $8,000 ($2.36)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.59)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,112,000 ($327.44)

Story City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $403,000 ($118.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($16.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000 ($15.61)
    Other: $24,000 ($7.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000 ($2.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($1.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $122,000 ($35.92)
    Rents: $53,000 ($15.61)
    Interest Earnings: $36,000 ($10.60)
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000 ($6.77)
    Special Assessments: $20,000 ($5.89)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $487,000 ($143.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $325,000 ($95.70)
    Other: $17,000 ($5.01)
  • Tax - Property: $1,809,000 ($532.69)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $403,000 ($118.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $92,000 ($27.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $25,000 ($7.36)
    Other License: $14,000 ($4.12)

Story City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,200,000 ($1825.68)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,996,000 ($1765.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $645,000 ($189.93)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $441,000 ($129.86)

Story City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,171,000 ($933.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $644,000 ($189.63)

8.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  1.49% ($43,210 average AGI)
from Boone County, IA  0.57% ($38,804)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.23% ($54,397)


10.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.04%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Story County:

0.07%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  2.52% ($47,510 average AGI)
to Boone County, IA  0.73% ($48,477)
to Dallas County, IA  0.27% ($43,646)
Businesses in Story City, IA
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
DressBarn1Super 81
Dressbarn1True Value1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
Ford1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Story City:

  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KASI (1430 AM; 1 kW; AMES, IA)
  • 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)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Story City:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K206AW (89.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K290AJ (105.9 FM; GILBERT, IA; Owner: MAJESTIC AIRWAVES, INC.)
  • KURE (88.5 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: RESIDENCE ASSOCS. B/CSTNG SER., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Story City:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
Story City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Story City fatal accident list:

Sep 12, 2010 08:37 PM, I-35, Lat: 41.190911, Lon: -93.570633, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 10, 2001 05:48 AM, I-35, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Jul 5, 1988 05:04 PM, 3197, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 15, 1981 06:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 243ft / 73.7mTotal length
  • 169,080Total average daily traffic
  • 29,830Total average daily truck traffic
  • 87,480Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Story City, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 151960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Story City, IA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$182,8702$89,2057$142,6931$78,470
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$124,8200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$154,3300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$158,1500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$69,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Story City, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Story City, IA - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 20. The highest number of fires - 38 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Story City, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.3%), and Structure Fires (27.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Story City, IA
    • 15950.3%Outside Fires
    • 8827.8%Structure Fires
    • 5015.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 196.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Story City, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Story City, Iowa:

  • Comfort Inn, 425 Timberland Dr, Story City, Iowa 50248 , Phone: (515) 733-6363, Fax: (515) 733-6364
  • Super 8, 515 Factory Outlet Dr, Story City, Iowa 50248 , Phone: (515) 733-5281, Fax: (515) 733-2753
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Story City, Iowa
Most common first names in Story City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3083.5 years
Anna2791.1 years
Robert2472.2 years
Mary2279.9 years
Mabel1987.3 years
Harold1978.5 years
Bertha1887.3 years
Henry1684.3 years
Ruth1682.9 years
Richard1568.5 years
Most common last names in Story City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson6280.3 years
Johnson5282.1 years
Anderson3479.3 years
Jacobson3282.6 years
Larson3282.5 years
Thompson2785.0 years
Hanson2285.4 years
Swenson2282.0 years
Nelson2285.7 years
Peterson1879.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Story City, IA
  • 83.9%Utility gas
  • 16.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Story City, IA
  • 65.5%Utility gas
  • 34.5%Electricity


Story City compared to Iowa state average:

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

Story City on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Laos (population 500+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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