Valeria, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 57 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 
Males: 34  (60.9%)
Females: 23  (39.1%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50054

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,162 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Valeria:

$47,162
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,411 (it was $18,365 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,280 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Valeria:

$87,280
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $83,600; Detached houses: $107,692; Mobile homes: $57,500
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  • White alone - 55 (96.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (3.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Valeria: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.7%), Irish (14.1%), Dutch (9.8%), English (3.3%), Polish (2.2%), Danish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 872 feet

Land area: 0.04 square miles.

Population density: 1,282 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Valeria:

  • High school or higher: 103.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valeria city:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $940 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $371 (0.5%)

Valeria satellite photo by USGS

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

Valeria household income distribution Valeria home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-10.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • 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%)

Average climate in Valeria, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Valeria-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 108% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Valeria-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 366.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 350.5 miles away from Valeria center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 229.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 304.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 374.9 miles away from Valeria center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 391.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Valeria topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Valeria:

  • QHC MITCHELLVILLE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MITCHELLVILLE, IA)
  • CLEARVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PRAIRIE CITY, IA)
  • THE HOMESTEAD LIVING AND LEARNING CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; RUNNELLS, IA)
  • BAXTER HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BAXTER, IA)
  • PROGRESS WEST (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • MILL-POND RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ANKENY, IA)
  • CAREAGE OF NEWTON (Nursing Home, about 14 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: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 20 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa State University (about 27 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 68 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 70 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 71 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 71 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.2. This is about average.

City:

69.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.224. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0697. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0697
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.9%
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 significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (85%)
  • Wood (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Valeria city (based on Jasper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.03%
Here: 51.0%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Iowa:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

30.0%
Iowa:

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

14.2%
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 7$87
Totals for Government 0$0 7$87

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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  1.70% ($35,017 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.37% ($32,904)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.29% ($25,650)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
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 Polk County, IA  1.69% ($36,954 average AGI)
to Marion County, IA  0.31% ($43,909)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.28% ($34,231)

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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