Swaledale, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 161 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 73  (45.6%)
Females: 88  (54.4%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50477

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,756 (it was $28,906 in 2000)
Swaledale:

$39,756
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,818 (it was $11,710 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $59,149 (it was $26,100 in 2000)
Swaledale:

$59,149
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $50,852; Detached houses: $50,940; Mobile homes: $24,382

Median gross rent in 2016: $713.

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    • 16097.0%White alone
    • 53.0%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Swaledale: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.9%), American (13.2%), Norwegian (11.8%), Danish (5.3%), European (3.9%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/31/1892

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 632 people per square mile   (low).

Swaledale, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Swaledale:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swaledale city:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Iowa:

4.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Swaledale, Iowa as of December 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Swaledale to the number of sex offenders is 182 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,244 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $934 (1.6%)

Swaledale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (59.6 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (137.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (298.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Thornton, IA (2.0 miles ), Burchinal, IA (2.5 miles) , Rockwell, IA (2.5 miles ), Sheffield, IA (2.8 miles ), Meservey, IA (3.0 miles ), Chapin, IA (3.3 miles) , Clear Lake, IA (3.4 miles ), Ventura, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $140,000

Latitude: 42.98 N, Longitude: 93.32 W

Area code: 641

Swaledale household income distribution Swaledale home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -283 (-61.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (28%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (28%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Average climate in Swaledale, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Swaledale-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Swaledale city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 17.5 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swaledale-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 229.8 miles away from the city center
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 422.9 miles away from Swaledale center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 316.9 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) earthquake occurred 249.3 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 403.9 miles away from Swaledale center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.6 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 Cerro Gordo County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Swaledale topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Swaledale:

  • ROCKWELL COMMUNITY NURSING HOM (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ROCKWELL, IA)
  • IOWA ODD FELLOWS AND ORPHANS HOM (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
  • OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE-EXECUTIVE COTTAGE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CLEAR LAKE, IA)
  • MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - MASON CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
  • AMERICANA HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
  • USA HEALTHCARE MASON CITY LLC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
  • NORTH IOWA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swaledale:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 16 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 51 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 54 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 57 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 63 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Iowa State University (about 68 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 75 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Library in Swaledale:

  • SWALEDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $15,697; Location: 504 MAIN ST; 5,052 books; 81 audio materials; 363 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 36 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Swaledale: Land O'Lakes Elevator (A), Swaledale (B), Swaledale City Hall (C), Swaledale Public Library (D), Swaledale Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Swaledale: Swaledale United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cerro Gordo 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 33.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

33.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.912

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.7%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Swaledale (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank and Trust Company: Swaledale Branch at 309-311 Lincoln Street, branch established on 1955/12/03. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $430.7 mil, Deposits: $342.8 mil, headquarters in Charles City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Cedar Valley Bankshares, Ltd.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Iowa average:

10.4

Swaledale travel time to work - commute Swaledale mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Swaledale city (based on Cerro Gordo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant15,23129
Evangelical Protestant6,87130
Catholic6,6725
Other9706
Orthodox2001
None14,207-
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
Cerro Gordo County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cerro Gordo County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Cerro Gordo County:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

11.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cerro Gordo County:

26.1%
Iowa:

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

16.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.2%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Swaledale:

47.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Swaledale:

5.6%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Swaledale:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.9%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

58.9%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.9%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Swaledale, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$703
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$339
Sewerage 0$0 1$498
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$339
Water Supply 0$0 1$633
Local Libraries 0$0 3$758
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$454
Totals for Government 0$0 15$3,724

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Worth County, IA  0.37% ($28,877 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IA  0.35% ($27,452)
from Franklin County, IA  0.24% ($32,548)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.45% ($34,875 average AGI)
to Worth County, IA  0.33% ($36,136)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.30% ($23,870)

Strongest AM radio stations in Swaledale:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRIB (1490 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • 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)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Swaledale:

  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • K214BA (90.7 FM; MASON CITY, ETC., IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Swaledale:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Swaledale)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MP 178.2, Mp 178.2 Mason City Sub Ded (Lat: 42.951278 Lon: -93.231472), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQEQ217
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.845 MHz, 161.040 MHzGrant Date: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/22/2026, Certifier: Larry J KopiaszRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SBASWALEDALE, 8828 130th St (Lat: 42.952222 Lon: -93.345361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQXB970
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHzGrant Date: 01/26/2016, Expiration Date: 01/26/2026, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Swaledale compared to Iowa state average:

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