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Population in 2012: 1,094 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.3%
 

Males: 516  (47.2%)
Females: 578  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50038.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $82,141 (it was $50,625 in 2000)
Van Meter:

$82,141
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,818

Van Meter city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $145,007 (it was $93,600 in 2000)
Van Meter:

$145,007
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $154,446; Detached houses: $151,515; Townhouses or other attached units: $191,212

Median gross rent in 2012: $598.

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Van Meter races chart
  • White alone - 990 (97.4%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Van Meter: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.6%), Irish (21.0%), English (9.6%), Norwegian (8.1%), United States (7.8%), Arab (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/29/1877

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 1,832 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Van Meter:

  • High school or higher: 98.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Van Meter city:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Van Meter, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Van Meter to the number of sex offenders is 274 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,202 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,446 (1.2%)

Van Meter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (17.8 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (108.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (324.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: De Soto, IA (1.7 miles ), Adel, IA (2.6 miles ), Waukee, IA (2.7 miles ), Earlham, IA (3.0 miles ), Clive, IA (3.2 miles ), Cumming, IA (3.2 miles) , Dallas Center, IA (3.3 miles ), West Des Moines, IA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $53,600
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 93.96 W

Area code: 515

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +109 (+14.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Van Meter-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 205% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Van Meter city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Van Meter-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Bob Feller - (born 1918), baseball star.


Hospitals/medical centers near Van Meter:

  • DALLAS COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ADEL, IA)
  • SUNNYBROOK OF ADEL (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ADEL, IA)
  • WEST DES MOINES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Van Meter, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Van Meter:

  • Drake University (about 17 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 24 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 38 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 68 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 88 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 95 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 98 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)

Public high school in Van Meter:

Public elementary/middle school in Van Meter:

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Library in Van Meter:

  • VAN METER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,149; Location: 505 GRANT; 11,006 books; 415 audio materials; 452 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The town is most known for River Phest. It is held the first Saturday after the Fourth of July every year. It was started in 1997 by a close group of friends, and grows larger every year. added by Buzz

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Notable locations in Van Meter: Van Meter (A), Van Meter Volunteer Fire Rescue Department (B), Van Meter Public Library (C), Van Meter City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Van Meter include: Van Meter Baptist Church (A), Van Meter United Methodist Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit (Museums; 310 Mill Street).

 
Dallas 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 16.5 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 11.8 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 11.8 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 16.9 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 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.0%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Van Meter, IA

Van Meter compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Van Meter (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Van Meter Branch at 720 Main Street, branch established on 1935/02/22. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Earlham Savings Bank: Van Meter Branch at 475 Mill Street, branch established on 2011/02/01. Info updated 2009/04/24: Bank assets: $268.3 mil, Deposits: $229.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Van Meter travel time to work - commute


Van Meter mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Van Meter city (based on Dallas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.88%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents29.6%23.9%13.6%10.5%7.3%
Congregations7.7%24.6%9.2%9.2%6.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.9%2.2%1.7%1.5%6.8%
Congregations6.2%3.1%4.6%1.5%27.7%
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: 9
This county:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
This county:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Dallas County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dallas County:

17.1%
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 1$4,683$56,1961$664
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,576$42,9120$0
Firefighters 0$0 23$299
Streets and Highways 1$2,435$29,2201$128
Local Libraries 1$1,815$21,7801$210
Totals for Government 4$12,509$37,52726$1,301

Van Meter government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $63,000 ($57.59)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($59.41)
    Police Protection: $56,000 ($51.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($51.19)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($50.27)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($38.39)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($35.65)
    Housing & Community Development: $27,000 ($24.68)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($23.77)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($21.02)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($16.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($13.71)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($10.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($8.23)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($2.74)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($27.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $152,000 ($138.94)

Van Meter government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $104,000 ($95.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($61.24)
    All Other: $3,000 ($2.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $31,000 ($28.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($10.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($9.14)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $111,000 ($101.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $69,000 ($63.07)
    General Support: $10,000 ($9.14)
  • Tax - Property: $213,000 ($194.70)
    NEC: $10,000 ($9.14)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($0.91)

Van Meter government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $682,000 ($623.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $354,000 ($323.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $273,000 ($249.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $55,000 ($50.27)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $608,000 ($555.76)

14.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.47%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.05%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  7.78% ($61,981 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.32% ($35,877)
from Guthrie County, IA  0.26% ($36,648)


9.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($52,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
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  4.95% ($46,738 average AGI)
to Madison County, IA  0.29% ($73,911)
to Story County, IA  0.23% ($25,644)

Strongest AM radio stations in Van Meter:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Van Meter:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Van Meter:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)

Van Meter fatal accident list:

Mar 12, 2005 05:37 PM, Mill St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 11, 1976 10:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Van Meter)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Van Meter & I-80, 2804 337th Street (Lat: 41.550278 Lon: -93.935000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPON273
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 10557.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2010, Expiration Date: 03/24/2020, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • VAN METER, Lat: 41.441194 Lon: -94.047278, Call Sign: WQFX341
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2006, Expiration Date: 10/26/2016, Certifier: Sondra Sittner
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 637-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Robison IA 2, 3122 S. Avenue (Robison Ia @ #303491) (Lat: 41.586611 Lon: -93.931222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 107 m, Overall height: 109.4 m, Call Sign: WQIZ733
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/27/2008, Expiration Date: 06/27/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • CUMMING ROAD, 2945 Cumming Road (Lat: 41.439750 Lon: -93.885083), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WQNV516
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/2011, Expiration Date: 06/08/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA0HJZ, Licensee ID: L01466410
    Grant Date: 02/12/2009, Expiration Date: 03/08/2019, Certifier: Harry F French
    Registrant: Harry F French, 2750 352nd Dr, Van Meter, IA 50261-8000
  • Call Sign: KB0FJO, Licensee ID: L00230451
    Grant Date: 01/28/2010, Expiration Date: 04/24/2020, Certifier: Debra E French
    Registrant: Debra E French, 2750 352nd Dr, Van Meter, IA 50261
  • Call Sign: WD0BZR, Licensee ID: L00195717
    Grant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/03/2021
    Registrant: Jeffrey B Wells, 2674 Cumming Rd., Van Meter, IA 50261
  • Call Sign: KD0IXH, Licensee ID: L01517005
    Grant Date: 09/08/2009, Expiration Date: 09/08/2019, Certifier: Derek G Bolles
    Registrant: Derek G Bolles, 36908 Forest Lane, Van Meter, IA 50261



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$129,520
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$93,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$95,100
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Van Meter, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William785.0 years
Alfred683.5 years
James670.0 years
Mary688.2 years
Robert664.0 years
Kenneth569.4 years
Gladys482.5 years
Edith489.5 years
Harold477.5 years
Henry480.7 years
Most common last names in Van Meter, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Marquardt1178.8 years
Jungman681.3 years
Smith690.0 years
Jensen583.8 years
Johnson580.2 years
Goodson581.4 years
Jamison485.3 years
Ziemann483.2 years
Rhodes480.8 years
Thomas479.5 years

Van Meter on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Finance and insurance"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Dwight Tomes (6)
  • Dwight T. Tomes (3)
  • Loren Jon Aldrich (1)
  • James Meyer (1)
  • Randy Schlatter (1)

Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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