Latest news from Villisca, IA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations
Ancestries: German (20.6%), English (14.1%), American (10.4%), Irish (9.9%), Swedish (7.1%), Norwegian (6.9%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 09/3/1869
Elevation: 1080 feet
Land area: 1.91 square miles.
Population density: 634 people per square mile (low).
For population 25 years and over in Villisca:
High school or higher: 88.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Villisca city:
Never married: 25.0%
Now married: 51.7%
18 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Villisca, Iowa as of November 17, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Villisca to the number of sex offenders is 633 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,182 (1.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $714 (1.4%)
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Villisca-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Villisca city center injured 3 peopleand caused $3 million in damages.
On 4/12/1964, a category F4 tornado 9.4 miles away from the city center killed one personand injured 28 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Villisca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 36.2 miles away from the city center 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 414.4 miles away from Villisca center 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 238.6 miles away from the city center On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.4 miles away from the city center On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 320.2 miles away from Villisca 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 403.6 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (16) is greater than the US average (13). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Judd Holdren - Film actor, Lynn King - Baseball player.
Hospitals and medical centers in Villisca:
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - VILLISCA (202 NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE)
Other hospitals and medical centers near Villisca:
STANTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; STANTON, IA)
MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLARINDA, IA)
ALEGENT HEALTH MERCY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; CORNING, IA)
ALEGENT HEALTH AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CORNING, IA)
WEL HOME HEALTH OF RED OAK (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; RED OAK, IA)
RED OAK REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RED OAK, IA)
CORNING NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CORNING, IA)
Notable locations in Villisca: Villisca (A), Villisca Elevator Incorporated Elevator (B), Olson/Linn Museum (C), Axe Murder House (D), Villisca Public Library (E), Villisca City Hall (F), Villisca Ambulance Service (G), Villisca Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Villisca include: Advent Christian Church (A), Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (D), United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
Gay men: 0.4% of all households
36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
58 people in nursing homes in 2000
Banks with branches in Villisca (2011 data):
Bank Iowa: Villisca Branch at 300 South Third Avenue, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $1,089.9 mil, Deposits: $913.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Iowa Corporation
Religion statistics for Villisca city (based on Montgomery County data)
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
City Hall Bldg (Lat: 40.941111 Lon: -94.987194), Call Sign: KKC752 Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHzGrant Date: 03/24/2012, Expiration Date: 06/15/2022Registrant: City Of Villisca, 318 S 3rd Ave, Villisca, IA 50864, Phone: (712) 826-2282, Fax: (712) 826-3181, Email:
Enarson Elementary Bldg (Lat: 40.937222 Lon: -94.971083), Call Sign: KNGY542, Licensee ID: L00680196 Assigned Frequencies: 45.9200 MHzGrant Date: 07/22/2003, Expiration Date: 07/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/21/2013Registrant: Villisca Community School District
2 Mi W Hwy 71 1 Mi S (Lat: 40.914444 Lon: -95.022472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 55 m, Overall height: 59 m, Call Sign: WPKX671 Assigned Frequencies: 857.337 MHzGrant Date: 07/06/2012, Expiration Date: 09/09/2022, Certifier: Lawrence J PlotzkeRegistrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St Suite 769, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
Hwy J 20 1.25 Mi E Hwy 71 (Lat: 40.848611 Lon: -94.958583), Call Sign: KNCL966, Licensee ID: L00026285 Assigned Frequencies: 152.945 MHzGrant Date: 12/19/2001, Expiration Date: 01/08/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2012Registrant: James R Olenius, Rt 1a Box 145, Villisca, IA 50864, Phone: (712) 826-8246
Hwy 71 5 Mi S (Lat: 40.845833 Lon: -94.987750), Call Sign: WZS982 Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHzGrant Date: 12/20/2013, Expiration Date: 01/11/2024Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
CLARINDA/BRADDY, 2 Mi W 2.5 Mi N (Lat: 40.777778 Lon: -95.076389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WMS685 Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 10617.5 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
VILLISCA, 2 Mi W Of Hwy 71 1 Mi S Of (Lat: 40.914444 Lon: -95.022472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WOP83 Assigned Frequencies: 942.775 MHzGrant Date: 01/15/2008, Expiration Date: 03/10/2018Registrant: Central Iowa Power Cooperative, 19700 Janelia Farm Blvd, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, Phone: (319) 366-4512, Fax: (319) 366-6328, Email:
VILLISCA, 2476 Union Ave (Lat: 40.946889 Lon: -94.974361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQCL346 Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 03/30/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2015, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
Villisca, 2925 250th Street Approx 2.4 Miles Nw Of Villisca (Lat: 40.941389 Lon: -95.020389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122.8 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQJI866 Assigned Frequencies: 6135.45 MHzGrant Date: 09/24/2008, Expiration Date: 09/24/2018, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2014, Certifier: Robert L MauerRegistrant: Rsa 1 Limited Partnership Dba Cellular 29 Plus, 404 Howland Street, Emerson, IA 51533, Phone: (712) 370-8008, Fax: (712) 824-7792, Email:
FCC Registered Paging Towers:
133 North Third Ave. (Lat: 40.933861 Lon: -94.976917), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: KNKC880 Assigned Frequencies: 152.780 MHzGrant Date: 07/20/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/12/2004Registrant: Law Offices Of Hill & Welch, 1330 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. #113, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 775-0070
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: KB0NWB, Licensee ID: L00844592, Grant Date: 07/01/2014, Expiration Date: 07/14/2024, Registrant: Adam E Wainwright, 201 E. 2nd Street, Villisca, IA 50864
Call Sign: W0HLL, Previous Call Sign: KA0HLL, Licensee ID: L01360845, Grant Date: 01/23/2008, Expiration Date: 01/23/2018, Registrant: Carl W Johnson, 100 E. High St., Villisca, IA 50864-1026
Call Sign: WA0DYV, Grant Date: 11/10/1987, Expiration Date: 11/10/1997, Cancellation Date: 11/11/1999, Registrant: Edward E Reynolds, 129 N 4th Ave, Villisca, IA 50864
Call Sign: KC0OJZ, Licensee ID: L00594367, Grant Date: 09/17/2012, Expiration Date: 11/14/2022, Certifier: Gregory J Beckett, Registrant: Gregory J Beckett, 217 West First, Villisca, IA 50864
Call Sign: KD0BLH, Licensee ID: L01316859, Grant Date: 08/22/2007, Expiration Date: 08/22/2017, Certifier: Irapaul M Rulla, Registrant: Irapaul M Rulla, 301 S U Ave, Villisca, IA 50864
Call Sign: KD0SXD, Licensee ID: L01727504, Grant Date: 08/22/2012, Expiration Date: 08/22/2022, Certifier: Charles L Naylor, Registrant: Charles L Naylor, 101 S. 3rd Ave, Villisca, IA 50864
Call Sign: KD0VGG, Licensee ID: L01784078, Grant Date: 04/26/2013, Expiration Date: 04/26/2023, Certifier: Joleene R Harris-Naylor, Registrant: Joleene R Harris-Naylor, 101 S. 3rd Ave, Villisca, IA 50864
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: CESSNA 177 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2260Y , Serial Number: 17700060, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/04/1967 Registrant (Co-Owned): Terrence L Dalton, 108 W High St, Villisca, IA 50864, Other Owners: Darcy A Dalton
Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 4175F , Serial Number: 46075, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 10/15/1958 Registrant (Individual): Clayton B Gay, 1928 Hwy 71, Villisca, IA 50864
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 444CL , Serial Number: 21060910, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 07/11/1975 Registrant (Corporation): K G L Aviation Inc, 3092 155th St, Villisca, IA 50864
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Most common first names in Villisca, IA among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Villisca, IA among deceased individuals
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Utility gas (77%)
Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Villisca compared to Iowa state average:
Median household income below 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 below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
House age above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.