Story City, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 3,434 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 
Males: 1,473  (42.9%)
Females: 1,961  (57.1%)
Median resident age:  44.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50248.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,870 (it was $41,275 in 2000)
Story City:

$47,870
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,883 (it was $20,345 in 2000)

Story City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,816 (it was $94,300 in 2000)
Story City:

$133,816
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $148,760; Detached houses: $151,739; Townhouses or other attached units: $214,009; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,878; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,739; Mobile homes: $20,350

Median gross rent in 2012: $683.

Story City races chart
  • White alone - 3,281 (95.6%)
  • Hispanic - 106 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Story City: 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.5%), Norwegian (21.7%), English (9.9%), Irish (8.7%), Welsh (3.2%), Danish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/12/1881

Elevation: 1006 feet

Land area: 2.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,419 people per square mile   (low).

Story City,IA real estate house value index trend

Story City, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Story City:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Story City city:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

98 residents are foreign born (0.3% North America, 0.3% Europe).

This city:  2.8%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Story City, Iowa as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Story City to the number of sex offenders is 1,713 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,579 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,804 (1.2%)

Story City satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 93.59 W

Area code: 515

Story City household income distribution Story City home values distribution

Crime rates in Story City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.029.40.00.00.0
Robberies 000012000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.031.263.30.00.00.00.029.00.0
Assaults 102012014120
per 100,000 31.00.059.60.031.263.30.029.9117.429.158.00.0
Burglaries 31312131114131410211113
per 100,000 93.0401.4357.4385.5343.6443.3407.9418.3293.6610.8318.9376.9
Thefts 162222182624302229233224
per 100,000 496.1679.2655.2533.8812.2760.0941.3657.3851.4669.0927.8695.9
Auto thefts 067411412112
per 100,000 0.0185.2208.5118.631.231.7125.529.958.729.129.058.0
Arson 010000100010
per 100,000 0.030.90.00.00.00.031.40.00.00.029.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 33.972.983.160.277.799.579.466.6110.680.885.461.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Story City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Iowa average:

1.72
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +257 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Story City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Story City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Story 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 the 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 Story 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Story City topographic map

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

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)

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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).

Story 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 2002 was 47.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.8%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Story City, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Story City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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

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

  • Comfort Inn, 425 Timberland Dr, Story City, IA 50248 , Phone: (515) 733-6363, Fax: (515) 733-6364
  • Super 8, 515 Factory Outlet Dr, Story City, IA 50248 , Phone: (515) 733-5281, Fax: (515) 733-2753
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Story City, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Story City travel time to work - commute Story City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Story City city (based on Story County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.97%
Here: 51.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents27.9%22.8%15.7%4.0%3.7%
Congregations17.4%6.5%16.3%2.2%5.4%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.7%2.4%14.6%
Congregations5.4%5.4%1.1%4.3%35.9%
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: 10
Story County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Story County:

26.2%
Iowa:

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

9.9%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 4$15,159$45,4771$1,430
Police Protection - Officers 5$21,637$51,9290$0
Streets and Highways 3$11,869$47,4760$0
Sewerage 1$3,790$45,4800$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,517$30,2043$2,041
Water Supply 3$13,866$55,4640$0
Local Libraries 1$4,087$49,0449$2,958
Totals for Government 18$72,925$48,61713$6,429

Story City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $450,000 ($131.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $399,000 ($116.19)
    Regular Highways: $270,000 ($78.63)
    Sewerage: $68,000 ($19.80)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $419,000 ($122.02)
    Regular Highways: $285,000 ($82.99)
    Police Protection: $281,000 ($81.83)
    Water Utilities: $245,000 ($71.35)
    Sewerage: $234,000 ($68.14)
    Financial Administration: $151,000 ($43.97)
    General - Other: $130,000 ($37.86)
    Libraries: $91,000 ($26.50)
    Central Staff Services: $80,000 ($23.30)
    Housing & Community Development: $52,000 ($15.14)
    Welfare - Other: $42,000 ($12.23)
    Other Hospitals: $39,000 ($11.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($9.32)
    Fire Protection: $30,000 ($8.74)
    General Public Buildings: $26,000 ($7.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($1.46)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $192,000 ($55.91)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $31,000 ($9.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $262,000 ($76.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000 ($11.36)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($3.49)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($3.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $890,000 ($259.17)

Story City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $282,000 ($82.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $277,000 ($80.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($16.31)
    All Other: $8,000 ($2.33)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($0.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($7.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $167,000 ($48.63)
    Interest Earnings: $99,000 ($28.83)
    Special Assessments: $60,000 ($17.47)
    Rents: $8,000 ($2.33)
    Property Sale Other: $5,000 ($1.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $231,000 ($67.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $259,000 ($75.42)
    General Support: $46,000 ($13.40)
    All Other: $6,000 ($1.75)
  • Tax - Property: $1,635,000 ($476.12)
    Total General Sales: $285,000 ($82.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $32,000 ($9.32)
    Public Utilities: $28,000 ($8.15)
    NEC: $14,000 ($4.08)

Story City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,490,000 ($1016.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,900,000 ($844.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $590,000 ($171.81)

Story City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,042,000 ($594.64)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $761,000 ($221.61)

8.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Story County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  1.42% ($30,347 average AGI)
from Boone County, IA  0.53% ($32,975)
from Linn County, IA  0.19% ($25,404)


10.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.39%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($295 average AGI)
Story County:

0.14%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  2.39% ($37,997 average AGI)
to Boone County, IA  0.56% ($32,176)
to Dallas County, IA  0.28% ($37,058)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Story City, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Story City fatal accident list:

Sep 12, 2010 08:37 PM, I-35, Lat: 41.19091, Lon: -93.57063, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
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
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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
Businesses in Story City, IA
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
DressBarn1Super 81
Dressbarn1True Value1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
Ford1UPS1

Story City on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Child care workers"
  • #32 (50248) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scandinavian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #99 (50248) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Eric M. Weaver (5)
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Total of 30 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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