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Population in 2012: 72 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -40.5%
Males: 37  (52.6%)
Females: 35  (47.4%)

Median resident age:  37.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50252

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,620 (it was $32,750 in 2000)
Swan:

$38,620
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,757

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,998 (it was $58,900 in 2000)
Swan:

$64,998
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,667; Detached houses: $125,909; Mobile homes: $27,571

Median gross rent in 2012: $925.

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  • White alone - 65 (90.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (4.2%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Swan: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.3%), English (23.0%), Irish (13.5%), United States (9.5%), Swedish (8.1%), Czech (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/26/1884

Elevation: 821 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 111 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Swan:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swan city:

  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 23.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.5%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,100 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (2.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (18.2 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (141.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (292.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Runnells, IA (2.0 miles ), Hartford, IA (2.2 miles ), Pleasantville, IA (2.4 miles ), Sandyville, IA (2.8 miles) , Carlisle, IA (3.1 miles ), Prairie City, IA (3.1 miles ), Ackworth, IA (3.3 miles) , Monroe, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.47 N, Longitude: 93.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Swan household income distribution Swan home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+72.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (45%)
  • Construction (36%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (18%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (15%)
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (21%)
  • Cashiers (21%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Swan-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 189% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Swan city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 tornado 24.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Swan:

  • PLEASANT CARE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PLEASANTVILLE, IA)
  • CARLISLE CENTER FOR WELLNESS AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CARLISLE, IA)
  • CLEARVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PRAIRIE CITY, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Swan, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swan:

  • Drake University (about 20 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 25 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 43 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 56 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 84 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 85 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 85 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)

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Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.6. This is about average.
City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.3%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Swan, IA

Swan compared to Iowa state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Swan travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (9%)

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Religion statistics for Swan city (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.71%
Here56.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameReformed Church in AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents23.6%17.5%14.3%10.6%5.7%
Congregations9.5%11.1%20.6%4.8%3.2%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.3%4.2%3.5%11.6%
Congregations3.2%6.3%4.8%4.8%31.7%
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: 6
Marion County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Marion County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$394
Totals for Government 0$0 7$394

Swan government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($180.56)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($41.67)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($41.67)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($13.89)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($13.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($27.78)

Swan government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
    All Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($13.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($180.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($138.89)
    General Support: $1,000 ($13.89)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($111.11)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($41.67)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $54,000 ($750.00)

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  0.87% ($39,895 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.44% ($36,887)
from Jasper County, IA  0.43% ($42,538)


6.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  1.58% ($40,674 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.39% ($37,128)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.38% ($33,130)

Strongest AM radio stations in Swan:

  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swan:

  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTM (88.9 FM; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: SIMPSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Swan:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W0PYB
    Grant Date: 08/02/1988, Expiration Date: 08/02/1998, Cancellation Date: 08/03/2000
    Registrant: Harold W Jordan, Rr 1, Swan, IA 50252
  • Call Sign: KD0RQH, Licensee ID: L01704589
    Grant Date: 04/20/2012, Expiration Date: 04/20/2022, Certifier: Dawn M Darland
    Registrant: Dawn M Darland, 204 Orchard St, Swan, IA 50252


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