Thor, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 184 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 81  (44.2%)
Females: 103  (55.8%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50591

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,053 (it was $36,000 in 2000)
Thor:

$41,053
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,633 (it was $18,410 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $51,556 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Thor:

$51,556
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $52,555; Detached houses: $52,211

Median gross rent in 2013: $424.

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  • Races in Thor, IA (2010)

    Thor races chart
    • 17393.0%White alone
    • 63.2%Hispanic
    • 52.7%Two or more races
    • 21.1%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Thor: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.5%), Norwegian (26.7%), Irish (11.4%), Polish (6.7%), English (1.9%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/23/1900

Elevation: 1145 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 185 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Thor:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thor city:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 9.4%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Thor, Iowa as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Thor to the number of sex offenders is 93 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $745 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $594 (1.5%)

Thor satellite photo by USGS

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

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

4.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-18.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (28%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (33%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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 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 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 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 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 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 Humboldt County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.2%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  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

Thor 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.
  • 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.1
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Thor city (based on Humboldt County data)

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
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

27.9%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
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 0$0 4$2,424
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$217
Sewerage 0$0 2$589
Water Supply 0$0 4$852
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$383
Totals for Government 0$0 14$4,465

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 Webster County, IA  0.95% ($25,946 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.26% ($22,600)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 Webster County, IA  0.77% ($53,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.43% ($33,059)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.36% ($85,786)

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)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0ZYS, Licensee ID: L00790617
    Grant Date: 01/03/2004, Expiration Date: 01/18/2014, Certifier: Shannon C Vitzthum
    Registrant: Shannon C Vitzthum, 107 Ada Street, Thor, IA 50591
  • Call Sign: KD0BHF, Licensee ID: L01311629
    Grant Date: 08/06/2007, Expiration Date: 08/06/2017, Certifier: Scott A Vitzthum
    Registrant: Scott A Vitzthum, 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
    Registrant (Individual): John T Parle, 2248 Utah Ave, Thor, IA 50591

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