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Population in 2012: 83 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 

Males: 53  (64.3%)
Females: 30  (35.7%)

Median resident age:  47.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50588

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,407 (it was $29,063 in 2000)
Truesdale:

$27,407
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,385

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,881 (it was $22,700 in 2000)
Truesdale:

$29,881
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $27,057; Detached houses: $27,057

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  • White alone - 79 (97.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Truesdale: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (42.2%), Irish (7.2%), Norwegian (3.6%), English (3.0%), Italian (3.0%), Ukrainian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/15/1917

Elevation: 1368 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 592 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Truesdale:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Truesdale city:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 0.9%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

22 residents are foreign born

This city:  17.1%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $260 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $244 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (63.8 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (110.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (388.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Storm Lake, IA (2.4 miles ), Rembrandt, IA (2.6 miles ), Alta, IA (2.7 miles ), Lakeside, IA (2.7 miles ), Sioux Rapids, IA (3.4 miles ), Linn Grove, IA (3.4 miles ), Albert City, IA (3.5 miles ), Newell, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 95.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Truesdale household income distribution Truesdale home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-39.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (47%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)


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Tornado activity:

Truesdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 163% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.9 miles away from the Truesdale city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 20.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buena Vista County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Truesdale:

  • RENAL CENTER OF STORM LAKE, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • NORTH LAKE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY (Hospital, about 6 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Truesdale:

  • Buena Vista University (about 7 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 53 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 62 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 89 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Iowa State University (about 93 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Wayne State College (about 100 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 106 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)

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Notable locations in Truesdale: First Cooperative Association Elevator (A), Truesdale Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Buena Vista 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: 29.5%
(35.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Truesdale compared to Iowa state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Truesdale travel time to work - commute


Truesdale mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Truesdale city (based on Buena Vista County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.90%
Here66.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents23.1%19.5%18.4%15.8%9.1%
Congregations23.3%16.3%4.7%14.0%7.0%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%3.1%2.9%1.3%3.6%
Congregations7.0%9.3%4.7%2.3%11.6%
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: 5
Buena Vista County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Buena Vista County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buena Vista County:

28.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
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$242
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$309
Sewerage 0$0 1$175
Totals for Government 0$0 3$726

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($204.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($96.39)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($72.29)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($72.29)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($36.14)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($24.10)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($24.10)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($24.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($108.43)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($108.43)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($24.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($12.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($204.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($96.39)
    General Support: $2,000 ($24.10)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($84.34)
    Total General Sales: $6,000 ($72.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $41,000 ($493.98)

6.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Cherokee County, IA  0.32% ($26,957 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.31% ($22,545)
from Sac County, IA  0.29% ($29,762)


8.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,115 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
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 Polk County, IA  0.63% ($25,935 average AGI)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.38% ($25,786)
to Cherokee County, IA  0.37% ($37,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Truesdale:

  • KAYL (990 AM; 0 kW; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Truesdale:

  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K242AM (96.3 FM; NEWELL, IA; Owner: GOOD NEWS NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Truesdale:

  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Richard D Hofmann, Hwy 3 And 71 (Lat: 42.764861 Lon: -95.132306), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m
    Registrant: 7128342211, Rwhite@evertek.Net, 216 NORTH MAIN STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, Hwy 3 And 71 (Lat: 42.764861 Lon: -95.132306), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m
    Registrant: 7128342211, Rwhite@evertek.Net, 216 NORTH MAIN STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • COUNTY TOWER, 3 Mi West Of Us 71 On Hwy 3 (Lat: 42.745556 Lon: -95.209722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WPTW443
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2011, Expiration Date: 12/31/2021, Certifier: Mark Van Hooser
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co., 1115 Cross St., North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 3 Mi W Of Us Rte 71 On State Hwy 3 Near (Lat: 42.745528 Lon: -95.209694), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WNEH895
    Assigned Frequencies: 2131.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/07/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/01/2008
    Registrant: Phone: (712) 749-2525


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