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Jasper County

Population in 2012: 57 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 

Males: 32  (56.1%)
Females: 25  (43.9%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip code: 50054

Estimated median household income in 2011: $43,271 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Valeria:

$43,271
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $18,659

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $84,742 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Valeria:

$84,742
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $85,208; Detached houses: $113,542; Mobile homes: $56,875

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  • White alone - 55 (96.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (3.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Valeria: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (46.2%), Irish (17.6%), Dutch (7.7%), English (5.5%), Norwegian (3.3%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 872 feet

Land area: 0.04 square miles.

Population density: 1282 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Valeria:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.2%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valeria city:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 19.6%

0 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.0%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $900 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $342 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (18.1 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (143.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (291.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mingo, IA (1.8 miles ), Mitchellville, IA (2.2 miles ), Colfax, IA (2.4 miles ), Bondurant, IA (2.7 miles ), Altoona, IA (3.1 miles ), Prairie City, IA (3.2 miles ), Baxter, IA (3.3 miles ), Elkhart, IA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 41.73 N, Longitude: 93.32 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-10.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Valeria-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 208% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Valeria city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 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 Valeria:

  • SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; NEWTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valeria:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 15 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 20 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Iowa State University (about 27 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 68 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 70 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 71 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 71 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

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Jasper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.2. This is about average.
City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 4.4%

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 4.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Valeria compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Valeria travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (92%)
  • Other fuel (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Valeria (based on Jasper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.03%
Here51.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in America
Adherents18.7%14.7%9.0%7.7%6.7%
Congregations17.2%3.1%7.8%4.7%4.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristChristian and Missionary AlliancePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents6.2%5.9%5.5%5.3%20.3%
Congregations4.7%1.6%6.3%6.3%43.8%
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: 7
Jasper County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Jasper County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

30.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
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$356
Totals for Government 0$0 7$356


5.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
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 Polk County, IA  1.64% ($36,629 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.34% ($37,128)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.34% ($34,383)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
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  2.07% ($37,709 average AGI)
to Marion County, IA  0.37% ($42,538)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.28% ($35,769)

Strongest AM radio stations in Valeria:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCOB (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valeria:

  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)

TV broadcast stations around Valeria:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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