Truesdale, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 83 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 51  (62.5%)
Females: 32  (37.5%)
Median resident age:  44.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50588

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,252 (it was $29,063 in 2000)
Truesdale:

$38,252
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,652 (it was $15,410 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $29,913 (it was $22,700 in 2000)
Truesdale:

$29,913
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $34,591; Detached houses: $34,365

Median gross rent in 2013: $644.

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    • 7997.5%White alone
    • 11.2%Black alone
    • 11.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Truesdale: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.4%), Irish (6.7%), Danish (5.2%), English (3.6%), Norwegian (3.1%), Italian (2.6%).

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   (low).

Truesdale, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Truesdale:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Truesdale city:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $239 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $262 (1.1%)

Truesdale satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-39.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (42%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (42%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Average climate in Truesdale, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Truesdale-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 77% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Truesdale-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% 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 207.8 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 235.7 miles away from Truesdale 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 188.6 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 211.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from Truesdale center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Truesdale topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • BUENA VISTA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • ALTA MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ALTA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Truesdale:

  • Buena Vista University (about 7 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 50 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 53 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 62 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 89 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Iowa State University (about 93 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Wayne State College (about 100 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

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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 2013: 25.2%
(30.8% for White Non-Hispanic 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 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 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:

9.5
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,25323
Evangelical Protestant3,87821
Catholic3,1942
Other3382
None7,597-
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: 5
Buena Vista County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buena Vista County:

28.2%
Iowa:

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

18.4%
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 2$618
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$788
Sewerage 0$0 2$447
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,853

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)

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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