Vail, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 430 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 198  (46.2%)
Females: 232  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  46.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 51465.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $44,625 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Vail:

$44,625
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $21,508 (it was $15,071 in 2000)

Vail city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $60,044 (it was $37,100 in 2000)
Vail:

$60,044
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $82,147; Detached houses: $85,035; Mobile homes: $34,708

Median gross rent in 2015: $506.

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  • Races in Vail, IA (2010)

    Vail races chart
    • 37285.3%White alone
    • 5412.4%Hispanic
    • 51.1%Other race alone
    • 30.7%Black alone
    • 20.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Vail: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.4%), American (7.4%), English (4.1%), Irish (2.0%), Czech (1.7%), Danish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/1/1875

Elevation: 1257 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 769 people per square mile   (low).

Vail,IA real estate house value index trend

Vail, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Vail:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vail city:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

88 residents are foreign born (17.7% Latin America).

This city:

18.6%
Iowa:

4.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Vail, Iowa as of November 17, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Vail to the number of sex offenders is 219 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $830 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $720 (1.1%)

Vail satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (65.4 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (69.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (387.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westside, IA (2.3 miles ), Deloit, IA (2.5 miles ), Denison, IA (2.9 miles ), Arcadia, IA (2.9 miles ), Aspinwall, IA (3.3 miles) , Kiron, IA (3.4 miles ), Manilla, IA (3.5 miles ), Halbur, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.06 N, Longitude: 95.20 W

Area code: 712

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

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+4.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (33%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Vail, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Vail-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Vail city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 tornado 29.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vail-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 194.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 253.0 miles away from Vail center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 259.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 100.4 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) earthquake occurred 123.7 miles away from Vail center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vail topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Vail:

  • DENISON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • MOSAIC-SETTLERS (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • EVENTIDE LUTHERAN HOME FOR THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • CRAWFORD COUNTY HOME HEALTH HO (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; DENISON, IA)
  • MANNING REGIONAL HEALTHCARE CE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANNING, IA)
  • MANILLA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANILLA, IA)
  • TWILIGHT ACRES (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WALL LAKE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vail:

  • Buena Vista University (about 41 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 60 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 63 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 66 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 66 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Creighton University (about 68 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 69 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)

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Notable locations in Vail: Vail (A), Vail Volunteer Fire Department (B), Vail Community Building (C), Vail City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vail include: Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Anns Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Crawford 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 2015: 12.6%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 77.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Vail (2011 data):

  • Westside State Bank: Vail Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1962/07/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $69.5 mil, Deposits: $58.1 mil, headquarters in Westside, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Halbur Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vail city (based on Crawford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,07719
Catholic2,7915
Mainline Protestant1,91012
Other3783
None5,940-
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
Crawford County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Crawford County:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

28.6%
Iowa:

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

21.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Vail:

46.0%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Vail:

39.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Vail:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.0%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.2%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.4%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Vail:

50.6%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Vail:

74.2%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vail, 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 1$2,900$34,8000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,031$36,3720$0
Totals for Government 2$5,931$35,5860$0

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($9.30)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($139.53)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($62.79)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($55.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($41.86)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($30.23)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($16.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($9.30)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($6.98)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($4.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $14,000 ($32.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $44,000 ($102.33)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $27,000 ($62.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($51.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($179.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($83.72)
    General Support: $7,000 ($16.28)
  • Tax - Property: $53,000 ($123.26)
    Total General Sales: $25,000 ($58.14)
    NEC: $2,000 ($4.65)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($2.33)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $70,000 ($162.79)
    End of Fiscal Year: $50,000 ($116.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $119,000 ($276.74)

5.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
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 Polk County, IA  0.38% ($22,840 average AGI)
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.35% ($27,478)
from Carroll County, IA  0.31% ($32,650)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Carroll County, IA  0.58% ($41,553 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($24,263)
to Douglas County, NE  0.41% ($23,185)

Strongest AM radio stations in Vail:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KDSN (1530 AM; 1 kW; DENISON, IA)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vail:

  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)

TV broadcast stations around Vail:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Vail fatal accident list:

Oct 27, 1996 04:00 AM, 30, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 11, 1989 01:43 AM, 30, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 14, 1988 04:55 PM, 30, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 3,650Total average daily traffic
  • 625Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,645Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Abby L Harrington, 3513 J Avenue (Lat: 42.076056 Lon: -95.172861), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 8132864140, Ebondurant@rtowers.Com, TWO URBAN CENTRE 4890 W. KENNEDY BL
  • Abby L Harrington, 3513 J Avenue (Lat: 42.076056 Lon: -95.172861), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 8132864140, Gcacciatore@rtowers.Com, TWO URBAN CENTRE 4890 W. KENNEDY BL
  • Abby L Harrington, 3513 J Avenue (Lat: 42.076056 Lon: -95.172861), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 8132864140, Ebondurant@rtowers.Com, TWO URBAN CENTRE 4890 W. KENNEDY BL
  • Anthony Ortolani, 3513 J Avenue (Lat: 42.076056 Lon: -95.172861), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 8567823700, Pm@ce-Llc.Com, 479 CENTENNIAL BLVD.
  • Andrew F Thompson, 3513 J Avenue (Lat: 42.076056 Lon: -95.172861), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 8567823700, Athompson@ce-Llc.Com, 479 CENTENNIAL BLVD.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 4.5 Mi N (Lat: 42.125806 Lon: -95.188611), Call Sign: KNEV767
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.945 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/2012, Expiration Date: 02/05/2023Registrant: Hillcrest Farms Ltd., 1585 350th St, Vail, IA 51465, Phone: (712) 677-2334
  • S 5 1/2 Mi On Cr M55 (Lat: 41.985833 Lon: -95.190833), Call Sign: WQD559
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.350 MHzGrant Date: 06/22/2000, Expiration Date: 06/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2005Registrant: Daniel J Lally, 2561 350 St, Vail, IA 51465, Phone: (712) 677-2368
  • 3387 K Ave (Lat: 42.065222 Lon: -95.212611), Call Sign: WQRG467
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.685 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/2013, Expiration Date: 05/08/2023, Certifier: Ben AdamsRegistrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA0HFR, Licensee ID: L01208355, Grant Date: 10/31/2006, Expiration Date: 01/29/2017, Certifier: James L Slechta, Registrant: James L Slechta, 1486 340th, Vail, IA 51465
  • Call Sign: KC0FES, Licensee ID: L01495770, Grant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 03/12/2019, Certifier: James D Thomsen, Registrant: James D Thomsen, 105 Bergen Street, Vail, IA 51465

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Vail, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1177.1 years
William1076.3 years
Leonard779.7 years
Edward683.8 years
Mary674.8 years
Raymond678.4 years
James573.6 years
Anna584.4 years
Louis580.6 years
Helen472.3 years
Most common last names in Vail, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hickey974.3 years
Wiese776.9 years
Crane679.3 years
Lally683.0 years
North577.0 years
Ruch583.6 years
Gallagher485.0 years
Farrell466.7 years
Oboyle478.3 years
Slechta490.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Vail 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 above 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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