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Population in 2012: 487 (80% urban, 20% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 

Males: 269  (55.4%)
Females: 218  (44.6%)

Median resident age:  32.9 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52595.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,980 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
University Park:

$42,980
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,822

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,615 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
University Park:

$88,615
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,646; Detached houses: $87,677; In 2-unit structures: $164,982; Mobile homes: $65,993

Median gross rent in 2012: $602.

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  • White alone - 466 (95.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in University Park: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.9%), Irish (18.5%), English (14.1%), Dutch (7.1%), Swedish (3.0%), United States (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/13/1909

Elevation: 813 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 633 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in University Park:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in University Park city:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in University Park, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in University Park to the number of sex offenders is 487 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,333 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $838 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (56.1 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (176.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (258.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oskaloosa, IA (1.2 miles ), Beacon, IA (1.8 miles ), Keomah Village, IA (2.1 miles) , Rose Hill, IA (2.9 miles ), Eddyville, IA (3.0 miles ), Leighton, IA (3.1 miles) , Fremont, IA (3.3 miles ), Kirkville, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $103,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $70,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 92.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-10.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

University Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 164% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.3 miles away from the University Park city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 tornado 38.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mahaska County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

  • IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES (Hospital, about 1 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • MAHASKA HEALTH PARTNERSHIP (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • MAHASKA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in University Park, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to University Park:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 21 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • Drake University (about 58 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 61 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • University of Iowa (about 62 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 67 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Iowa State University (about 74 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Truman State University (about 76 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)

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Notable locations in University Park: University Park (A), Jessop-Bruner Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in University Park: Emmanuel Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: University Park Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Mahaska 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: 15.0%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 65.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in University Park, IA


39 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

University Park compared to Iowa state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


University Park travel time to work - commute


University Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (27%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for University Park city (based on Mahaska County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.03%
Here48.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents21.1%13.4%11.9%10.0%8.6%
Congregations17.5%12.5%2.5%2.5%5.0%
NameReformed Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents8.3%6.3%3.4%2.7%14.2%
Congregations5.0%5.0%2.5%2.5%45.0%
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
Mahaska County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Mahaska County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mahaska County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
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 7$475
Totals for Government 0$0 7$475

University Park government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $15,000 ($30.80)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($24.64)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($16.43)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($16.43)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($14.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($12.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($10.27)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($4.11)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($4.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.05)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($2.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($43.12)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $14,000 ($28.75)
    Corrections: $8,000 ($16.43)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($12.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($78.03)

University Park government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $39,000 ($80.08)
    All Other: $2,000 ($4.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($8.21)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($4.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $43,000 ($88.30)
  • Tax - Property: $51,000 ($104.72)
    Total General Sales: $34,000 ($69.82)

University Park government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $334,000 ($685.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $321,000 ($659.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $13,000 ($26.69)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $330,000 ($677.62)

6.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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 Wapello County, IA  0.78% ($29,194 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.58% ($33,130)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.41% ($30,303)


6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
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 Marion County, IA  0.66% ($36,887 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.60% ($39,354)
to Wapello County, IA  0.56% ($32,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in University Park:

  • KBOE (740 AM; 0 kW; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in University Park:

  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIGC (88.7 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: WILLIAM PENN COLLEGE)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KTWA (92.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around University Park:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K23CI (Channel 23; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K25DE (Channel 25; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K27CV (Channel 27; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)

University Park fatal accident list:

Aug 16, 2000 07:33 PM, College St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K0JVE, Licensee ID: L00018725
    Grant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 03/05/2018, Certifier: Donald D Dye
    Registrant: Donald D Dye, 2006 6th Ave E, University Park, IA 52595-0068
  • Call Sign: KB0CPK
    Grant Date: 07/26/1988, Expiration Date: 07/26/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2000
    Registrant: Matthew T Mc Cain, 2001 7th Ave E, University Park, IA 52595

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 33DP , Serial Number: 15066465, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Willis James Vanderlinden, Po Box 109, University Park, IA 52595


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Service Call: 1


Most common first names in University Park, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Gladys379.3 years
Esther278.5 years
Andrew289.0 years
Glenn271.0 years
Arthur280.0 years
Eva283.5 years
Henry281.0 years
Helen280.0 years
Ernest251.0 years
Harry273.9 years
Most common last names in University Park, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vangent386.3 years
Allgood280.0 years
Schaum290.0 years
Todd280.5 years
Turner281.5 years
Vandehaar270.5 years
Brower278.6 years
Whitworth283.0 years
Picken280.6 years
Collins276.5 years

University Park on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations:"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
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  • Thomas A. Stone (6)
  • Nicholas Wayne Bethke (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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