Traer, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 1,665 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.5%
 
Males: 805  (48.4%)
Females: 860  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50675.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,163 (it was $35,329 in 2000)
Traer:

$50,163
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,257 (it was $17,811 in 2000)

Traer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $109,647 (it was $68,400 in 2000)
Traer:

$109,647
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $134,164; Detached houses: $136,877; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,219; In 2-unit structures: $119,025; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,611; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,575; Mobile homes: $53,522

Median gross rent in 2013: $707.

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  • Races in Traer, IA (2010)

    Traer races chart
    • 1,66097.5%White alone
    • 160.9%Two or more races
    • 140.8%Hispanic
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Traer detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Traer: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.9%), United States (13.0%), Irish (10.7%), Czech (7.7%), English (6.3%), Norwegian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/18/1875

Elevation: 913 feet

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,511 people per square mile   (low).

Traer,IA real estate house value index trend

Traer, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Traer:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Traer city:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Traer, Iowa as of May 31, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Traer to the number of sex offenders is 840 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,545 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,519 (1.4%)

Traer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (21.7 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (167.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (247.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dysart, IA (2.9 miles ), Clutier, IA (2.9 miles ), Reinbeck, IA (3.4 miles ), Lincoln, IA (3.6 miles) , Garwin, IA (3.6 miles ), Gladbrook, IA (3.6 miles ), Vining, IA (3.8 miles) , Elberon, IA (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $170,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 92.46 W

Area code: 319

Traer household income distribution Traer home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Traer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Traer, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Traer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Traer city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Traer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 353.7 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 335.1 miles away from Traer 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 190.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 299.3 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 380.8 miles away from Traer 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 382.0 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 Tama County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Traer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Traer:

  • SUNRISE HILL CARE AND REHAB CENTER (909 6TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Traer:

  • SUNNYCREST NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DYSART, IA)
  • WESTBROOK ACRES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GLADBROOK, IA)
  • TAMA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HO (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; TOLEDO, IA)
  • CARRINGTON PLACE OF TOLEDO (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; TOLEDO, IA)

airports located in Traer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Traer:

  • Hawkeye Community College (about 18 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 23 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 47 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 57 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • University of Iowa (about 61 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Iowa State University (about 62 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 68 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)

Public high school in Traer:

Public elementary/middle school in Traer:

  • NORTH TAMA ELEMENTARY (Location: 605 WALNUT, Grades: KG-6)
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Library in Traer:

  • TRAER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $91,773; Location: 531 2ND ST; 14,941 books; 774 audio materials; 1,809 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 118 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Traer: Traer Ambulance Service (A), Traer Fire Department (B), Traer Public Library (C), Traer City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Traer include: United Presbyterian Church (A), Ripley United Church of Christ (B), Saint Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Traer United Methodist Church (D), Saint Paul Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Paul's Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Little Coon Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Traer include: Taylor Park (1), James 'Tame Jim' Wilson State Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Golden Door Motel (515 1st Street).

Tama 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 2013 was 45.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.4%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
78 people in nursing homes in 2000

Traer, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Traer (2011 data):

  • Chelsea Savings Bank: - Traer at 100 North Main Street, branch established on 2010/10/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $111.7 mil, Deposits: $91.2 mil, headquarters in Belle Plaine, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Chebelle Corporation
  • Farmers Savings Bank & Trust: at 611 Second Street, branch established on 1915/01/01. Info updated 2008/05/23: Bank assets: $162.0 mil, Deposits: $145.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Talen, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Traer city (based on Tama County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,23322
Catholic2,6144
Evangelical Protestant72710
Other8-
None9,185-
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
Tama County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Tama County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Tama County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Tama County:

28.1%
Iowa:

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

16.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Traer:

40.3%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Traer:

27.5%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Traer:

6.2%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Traer:

30.4%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

58.3%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Traer, 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
Financial Administration 6$23,592$47,1840$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,414$37,6560$0
Health 1$3,763$45,1560$0
Water Supply 4$18,630$55,8900$0
Electric Power 4$21,738$65,2140$0
Local Libraries 0$0 8$6,808
Other and Unallocable 1$5,050$60,6000$0
Totals for Government 19$82,187$51,9088$6,808

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $404,000 ($242.64)
    Electric Utilities: $319,000 ($191.59)
    Regular Highways: $312,000 ($187.39)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($7.21)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,625,000 ($975.98)
    Water Utilities: $322,000 ($193.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000 ($80.48)
    Financial Administration: $120,000 ($72.07)
    Sewerage: $119,000 ($71.47)
    Regular Highways: $118,000 ($70.87)
    General - Other: $86,000 ($51.65)
    Health Services - Other: $59,000 ($35.44)
    Police Protection: $57,000 ($34.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $44,000 ($26.43)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($24.02)
    Fire Protection: $19,000 ($11.41)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($5.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($1.80)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($1.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.60)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.60)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($14.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $74,000 ($44.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $6,000 ($3.60)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($1.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $486,000 ($291.89)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $174,000 ($104.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000 ($73.27)
    All Other: $45,000 ($27.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($6.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $129,000 ($77.48)
    Health & Hospitals: $4,000 ($2.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $86,000 ($51.65)
    General Revenue, NEC: $24,000 ($14.41)
    Rents: $9,000 ($5.41)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,745,000 ($1048.05)
    Water Utilities: $333,000 ($200.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $128,000 ($76.88)
    General Support: $31,000 ($18.62)
    All Other: $2,000 ($1.20)
  • Tax - Property: $430,000 ($258.26)
    NEC: $6,000 ($3.60)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($0.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.60)

Traer government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $500,000 ($300.30)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,352,000 ($812.01)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $400,000 ($240.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $662,000 ($397.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,021,000 ($613.21)
    Electric Utilities: $410,000 ($246.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $90,000 ($54.05)
    Other, NEC: $69,000 ($41.44)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $29,000 ($17.42)
    End of Fiscal Year: $6,000 ($3.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,645,000 ($1588.59)

5.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
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 Marshall County, IA  1.05% ($27,556 average AGI)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.64% ($33,295)
from Benton County, IA  0.39% ($38,333)


5.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
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 Marshall County, IA  1.17% ($32,148 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.87% ($57,233)
to Linn County, IA  0.41% ($25,143)

Strongest AM radio stations in Traer:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Traer:

  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCVM (96.1 FM; HUDSON, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KCRR (97.7 FM; GRUNDY CENTER, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Traer:

  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • K44FK (Channel 44; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Traer fatal accident list:

Jul 22, 2004 08:05 PM, 1st St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 3, 1991 01:20 PM, 8, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 1, 1979 02:35 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • 6,440Total average daily traffic
  • 520Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,606Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Traer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 216 S Main (Lat: 42.191667 Lon: -92.467417), Structure height: 53 m, Call Sign: WPAT919, Licensee ID: L00024196
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.962 MHz, 862.962 MHzGrant Date: 11/18/1997, Expiration Date: 11/18/2007, Cancellation Date: 09/05/2003Registrant: Radio Communications Co, 2131 N Towne Ln Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, Phone: (319) 393-7150

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • .7 Mi E Of Int Hwy 8 & 63 (Lat: 42.190278 Lon: -92.450194), Call Sign: KLM385, Licensee ID: L00017694
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1800 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/07/2023Registrant: Manatts Inc, Brooklyn, IA 52211, Phone: (319) 478-2280
  • 412 2nd St (Lat: 42.191389 Lon: -92.454083), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPBG937
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHzGrant Date: 12/10/1997, Expiration Date: 12/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2003Registrant: Iowa River Farm Service Inc, 108 South West St, Toledo, IA 52342
  • 1.3 Mi S 1.8 Mi W (Lat: 42.166111 Lon: -92.513333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 94.8 m, Call Sign: WSN340
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.175 MHzGrant Date: 12/14/2004, Expiration Date: 03/02/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2015, Certifier: Dale M ArendsRegistrant: Corn Belt Power Cooperative, 1300 North 13th Street, Humboldt, IA 50548, Phone: (515) 332-7767, Fax: (515) 332-1375, Email:
  • 605 Walnut St (Lat: 42.188861 Lon: -92.467722), Type: Bant, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: WQME267
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHzGrant Date: 07/13/2010, Expiration Date: 07/13/2020, Certifier: Craig J YouelRegistrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N Fairway Drive, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • TRAER, 1903 N Ave (Lat: 42.164694 Lon: -92.513056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPJB494
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • TRAER, 1.3 Mi S 1.8 Mi W (Lat: 42.166111 Lon: -92.513333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 94.8 m, Call Sign: WPQQ991
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.093 MHz, 952.093 MHzGrant Date: 08/16/2000, Expiration Date: 08/16/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/23/2009, Certifier: Dale ArendsRegistrant: Corn Belt Power Cooperative, 1300 13th St N, Humboldt, IA 50548, Phone: (515) 332-2571, Fax: (515) 332-1375, Email:
  • TRAER, 1.3 Mi S 1.8 Mi W (Lat: 42.166111 Lon: -92.513250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 94.8 m, Call Sign: WEF926
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6226.89 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 04/21/2019Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St Suite 769, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7474, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Traer)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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  • CLEARLINE INC, 1561 S Main St, Traer, IA 50675
    Certificate: 98-0826 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/1998, Expiration Date: 05/10/1999

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1508E , Serial Number: 7AC-5071, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Kurt M Ketter, Rr 1, Traer, IA 50675
  • Aircraft: TEMCO GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2440B , Serial Number: 3740, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Randy R Brubaker, 1314 L Ave, Traer, IA 50675
  • Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 40 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 858PA , Serial Number: 40.258
    Registrant (Individual): Nicholas P Podhajsky, 500 Mowery St, Traer, IA 50675
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 94973 , Serial Number: 9373, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 09/09/1957
    Registrant (Individual): William A Konicek, 711 6th St, Traer, IA 50675
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC S-60A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 998VT , Serial Number: S60A-3247, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 04/30/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Peter A Holden, 406 S Main St, Traer, IA 50675

Drinking water stations with addresses in Traer and their reported violations in the past:

TRAER GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Traer that have no violations reported:

  • GARRISON WATER SUPPLY (Address: 216 TOLEDO ST , Population served: 371, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Most common first names in Traer, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3382.4 years
William2081.2 years
Robert1773.1 years
Mary1679.4 years
James1675.3 years
Joseph1480.1 years
Charles1483.5 years
Margaret1279.1 years
Dorothy1278.2 years
Leonard1278.8 years
Most common last names in Traer, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Podhajsky1678.1 years
Wilson1380.2 years
Powell1080.2 years
Kahler989.5 years
Young980.0 years
Whannel987.4 years
Bohnstengel886.8 years
Dinsdale879.0 years
Boldt878.4 years
Allen868.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Businesses in Traer, IA

  • H&R Block: 1
  • La-Z-Boy: 1
  • True Value: 1

Traer compared to Iowa 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 5 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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