Thornburg, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 61 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -27.4%
Males: 34  (56.0%)
Females: 27  (44.0%)
Median resident age:

33.4 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 50255

Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,242 (it was $45,313 in 2000)
Thornburg:

$67,242
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,029 (it was $15,954 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $51,758 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Thornburg:

$51,758
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $60,868; detached houses: $61,155
March 2019 cost of living index in Thornburg: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.0%
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  • Races in Thornburg, IA (2010)
    • 6698.5%White alone
    • 11.5%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (38.1%), English (14.3%), American (9.5%), Italian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/25/1883

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 310 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $772 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $464 (1.5%)

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

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

Thornburg satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

2.8%

Average climate in Thornburg, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thornburg-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Thornburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 314.2 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 297.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.0 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 332.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 340.8 miles away from Thornburg center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 314.6 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 Keokuk County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and 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)
  • SENIOR HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)
  • ENGLISH VALLEY NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NORTH ENGLISH, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thornburg:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 29 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 44 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 48 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 68 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 69 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 70 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 74 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

Public high school in Thornburg:

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Thornburg:

Marital status in Thornburg, IA
  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Thornburg:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thornburg, IA (based on Keokuk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,53123
Catholic1,5823
Evangelical Protestant3036
Other2-
None6,093-
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: 4
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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
Here:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Keokuk County:

15.1%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Thornburg:

63.7%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

67.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.5
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Thornburg:

10.7%
State:

22.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Thornburg:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Thornburg:

29.7%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

70.0%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Thornburg:

80.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thornburg, IA Residents
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 7$71
Totals for Government 0$0 7$71

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($213.11)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($81.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($65.57)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($49.18)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($16.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($16.39)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($49.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($81.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($32.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($98.36)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,000 ($98.36)
    Property: $6,000 ($98.36)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,000 ($163.93)

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
Jun 15, 1996 09:10 PM, 22, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.4mTotal length
  • 2,055Total average daily traffic
  • 337Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,055Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Thornburg, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Thornburg, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thornburg, IA
  • 90.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.5%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Electricity


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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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