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Population in 2012: 66 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.4%
Males: 26  (40.4%)
Females: 40  (59.6%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50255

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,406 (it was $45,313 in 2000)
Thornburg:

$46,406
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,638

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $20,229 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Thornburg:

$20,229
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $53,026; Detached houses: $53,026

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  • White alone - 66 (98.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thornburg: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (41.4%), English (18.6%), Irish (15.7%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/25/1883

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 335 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Thornburg:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thornburg city:

  • Never married: 11.4%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $363 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $388 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (44.1 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (187.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (242.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gibson, IA (1.9 miles) , What Cheer, IA (2.0 miles ), Keswick, IA (2.2 miles ), Barnes City, IA (2.8 miles ), Webster, IA (2.9 miles) , Deep River, IA (3.0 miles ), Delta, IA (3.0 miles ), Sigourney, IA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 41.45 N, Longitude: 92.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Thornburg household income distribution Thornburg home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-7.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (63%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Thornburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 181% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Thornburg city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 26.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Thornburg:

  • SIGOURNEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SIGOURNEY, IA)
  • MANOR HOUSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SIGOURNEY, IA)
  • MONTEZUMA NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thornburg:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 29 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • University of Iowa (about 44 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 48 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 68 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 69 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 69 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 74 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Thornburg:

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Keokuk 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: 7.7%

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.7% of all households

Thornburg compared to Iowa state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Thornburg travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Wood (24%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Thornburg city (based on Keokuk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.70%
Here54.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Friends (Quakers)
Adherents36.7%29.4%13.2%7.5%5.1%
Congregations10.8%32.4%16.2%10.8%10.8%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the BrethrenLutheran ChurchChristian UnionOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.6%1.1%1.4%
Congregations5.4%2.7%2.7%2.7%5.4%
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: 4
Keokuk County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Keokuk County:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Keokuk County:

26.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
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$51
Totals for Government 0$0 1$51

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($75.76)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($60.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($45.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($30.30)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($15.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($15.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($15.15)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($45.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($106.06)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($90.91)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,000 ($60.61)

5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Washington County, IA  0.72% ($32,345 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.69% ($32,357)
from Wapello County, IA  0.55% ($30,136)


6.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,127 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
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 Mahaska County, IA  0.81% ($30,303 average AGI)
to Wapello County, IA  0.71% ($23,724)
to Iowa County, IA  0.59% ($33,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thornburg:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thornburg:

  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Thornburg:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Thornburg fatal accident list:

Mar 18, 2000 02:07 AM, Sr-22, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jun 15, 1996 09:10 PM, 22, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Good Intent Call: 1

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