Thor, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 179 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 
Males: 82  (45.9%)
Females: 97  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 50591

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,422 (it was $36,000 in 2000)
Thor:

$53,422
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,882 (it was $18,410 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $66,650 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Thor:

$66,650
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $52,452; detached houses: $52,698

Median gross rent in 2017: $483.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thor: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.1%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Thor, IA (2010)
    • 17393.0%White alone
    • 63.2%Hispanic
    • 52.7%Two or more races
    • 21.1%Asian alone



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Thor, Iowa as of January 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Thor is 92 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (27.6%), Norwegian (27.6%), Irish (4.6%), Slavic (3.4%), Czech (2.3%), English (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/23/1900

Elevation: 1145 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 180 people per square mile   (very low).

Thor, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $811 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $677 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (50.5 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (141.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (331.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Vincent, IA (2.6 miles),
Badger, IA (2.7 miles ),
Goldfield, IA (2.7 miles ),
Eagle Grove, IA (2.8 miles ),
Dakota City, IA (2.8 miles ),
Hardy, IA (2.9 miles),
Humboldt, IA (3.0 miles ),
Renwick, IA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 42.69 N, Longitude: 94.05 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Thor, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Thor, IA in 2017

Thor satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Thor, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Machinery (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Food (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.7%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Food (6.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (41.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (11.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (11.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (8.8%)
  • Warehousing & storage (8.8%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Thor, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.3%)
  • Food processing workers (7.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.2%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12.9%)
  • Food processing workers (11.3%)
  • Construction laborers (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Top executives (4.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (23.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (14.7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (11.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8.8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.9%)

Average climate in Thor, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thor-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Thor city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thor-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 228.6 miles away from Thor center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 289.0 miles away from Thor 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 246.3 miles away from Thor 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 436.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 234.6 miles away from Thor 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 419.2 miles away from Thor 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 Humboldt County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thor topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Thor:

  • ROTARY ANN HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EAGLE GROVE, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC FORT DODGE VILLA , LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • GREENLEAF (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • FORT DODGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thor:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 16 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 51 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 57 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Buena Vista University (about 60 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 64 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 72 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 78 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Thor: Hardy Cooperative Elevator Company Elevator (A), City of Thor Fire Department (B), Thor City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Humboldt 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:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

11.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Thor:

Marital status in Thor, IA
  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

For population 25 years and over in Thor:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thor, IA (based on Humboldt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,6139
Evangelical Protestant1,7417
Catholic1,3172
Other-1
None2,144-
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: 2
Humboldt County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Humboldt County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Humboldt County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
Iowa:

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
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$2,424
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$383
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 4$852
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 2$589
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$217
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 14$4,465

Thor government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($100.56)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($89.39)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($78.21)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($72.63)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($39.11)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($39.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($39.11)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($22.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($22.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($16.76)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($5.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,000 ($128.49)

Thor government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($83.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($33.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($83.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($5.59)
    Rents: $1,000 ($5.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($162.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($39.11)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($156.42)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,000 ($78.21)

Thor government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,000 ($61.45)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,000 ($61.45)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,000 ($491.62)

4.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 Webster County, IA  1.23% ($39,660 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thor:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thor:

  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Thor:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.4mTotal length
  • 330Total average daily traffic
  • 32Total average daily truck traffic
  • 330Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 209 N Ann St (Lat: 42.689417 Lon: -94.049667), Call Sign: KFB973, Licensee ID: L00122889,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz, Grant Date: 08/30/2001, Expiration Date: 09/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/19/2011, Registrant: Thor, Town Of, Box 82, Thor, IA 50591, Phone: (515) 378-3118
  • Lat: 42.643667 Lon: -94.078417, Call Sign: WQVM270,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/2015, Expiration Date: 03/25/2025, Certifier: Larry Minikis, Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0ZYS, Licensee ID: L00790617, Grant Date: 01/07/2014, Expiration Date: 01/18/2024, Certifier: Shannon C Vitzthum, Registrant: Shannon C Vitzthum, 107 Ada Street, Thor, IA 50591

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PARLE JOHN T RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 157JP , Serial Number: 224, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 04/18/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 01/22/1997
    Registrant (Individual): John T Parle, 2248 Utah Ave, Thor, IA 50591

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thor, IA
  • 98.6%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thor, IA
  • 77.8%Electricity
  • 22.2%Utility gas


Thor compared to Iowa state average:

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