Thayer, Iowa

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Population in 2012: 59 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 
Males: 38  (64.7%)
Females: 21  (35.3%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50254

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,586 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Thayer:

$48,586
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,171 (it was $13,705 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $32,140 (it was $15,400 in 2000)
Thayer:

$32,140
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $39,850; Detached houses: $39,850
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thayer: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.2%), English (20.9%), Irish (5.8%), Italian (5.8%), United States (3.5%), Lithuanian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/11/1894

Elevation: 1107 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 601 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Thayer:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thayer city:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 17.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 49.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Thayer, Iowa as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Thayer to the number of sex offenders is 59 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.5%)

Thayer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (44.8 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (103.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (335.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Murray, IA (2.3 miles ), Lorimor, IA (2.6 miles ), Afton, IA (2.8 miles ), Arispe, IA (3.2 miles) , Sun Valley Lake, IA (3.5 miles) , Ellston, IA (3.7 miles) , Shannon City, IA (3.8 miles) , Tingley, IA (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 41.03 N, Longitude: 94.05 W

Area code: 641

Thayer household income distribution Thayer home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-16.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (48%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)

Average climate in Thayer, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thayer-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the Thayer city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thayer-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% 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 373.0 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 360.8 miles away from Thayer center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 360.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 383.7 miles away from Thayer center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 276.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thayer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Thayer:

  • AFTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; AFTON, IA)
  • CLARKE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • CLARKE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • MOSAIC-MCLANE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • CREST HAVEN CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CRESTON, IA)
  • BURLINGTON HOUSE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CRESTON, IA)
  • SUNCREST GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CRESTON, IA)

Amtrak stations near Thayer:

  • 15 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: CRESTON (PINE & ADAMS STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thayer:

  • Drake University (about 45 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 53 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 65 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa State University (about 73 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 87 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 93 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 97 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)

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Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Thayer compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Wood (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Thayer city (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.35%
Here: 58.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist Churches
Adherents20.6%18.0%18.0%8.7%8.3%
Congregations7.1%3.6%21.4%10.7%3.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents6.2%5.5%4.8%2.9%7.1%
Congregations3.6%7.1%3.6%7.1%32.1%
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: 2
Union County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

9.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

26.4%
Iowa:

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

16.1%
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 1$30
Totals for Government 0$0 1$30

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($33.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($33.90)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($33.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($16.95)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($16.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($50.85)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($33.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($84.75)
    General Support: $1,000 ($16.95)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($50.85)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,000 ($254.24)

6.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,042 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
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  0.71% ($25,788 average AGI)
from Ringgold County, IA  0.58% ($25,667)
from Adair County, IA  0.50% ($32,130)


6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
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  1.05% ($29,755 average AGI)
to Adair County, IA  0.41% ($55,947)
to Ringgold County, IA  0.30% ($17,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thayer:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thayer:

  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Thayer:

  • 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)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Jerri L Janjua, 1706 Highway 169 (Lat: 41.053472 Lon: -94.074806), Type: 99.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE
  • Jerri L Janjua, 1706 Highway 169 (Lat: 41.053472 Lon: -94.074806), Type: 99.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE
  • PETER M CONNOLLY,, 1875 Us Hwy 169 (Lat: 41.030361 Lon: -94.084944), Type: 105.1, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, SUITE 100
  • PETER M CONNOLLY,, 1875 Us Hwy 169 (Lat: 41.030361 Lon: -94.084944), Type: 105.1, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, SUITE 100
  • ROBERT MAUER, 1706 Highway 169 (Lat: 41.053472 Lon: -94.074806), Type: 99.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 8779247782, Bmauer@i35-Swt.Com, 404 HOWLAND STREET
  • Robert Mauer, 1706 Highway 169 (Lat: 41.053472 Lon: -94.074806), Type: 99.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 8009445526, Bmauer@chatmobility.Com, 404 HOWLAND STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Thayer MP378.8 - HBD, Bnsf Ls1 Mp378.8 - Hbd (Lat: 41.020000 Lon: -94.100778), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQIX688
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/12/2008, Expiration Date: 06/12/2018, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • THAYER, 1875 Us Hwy 169 (Lat: 41.030361 Lon: -94.084944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.1 m, Call Sign: WPXK807
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6775.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 04/24/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0GIA, Licensee ID: L01125059
    Grant Date: 03/07/2006, Expiration Date: 03/07/2016
    Registrant: Terry T Mc Dowell, 3367 245th St., Thayer, IA 50254

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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