Washburn, Iowa

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Population in 2010: 876.
Males: 396  (45.3%)
Females: 480  (54.7%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 50702.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $50,169
Washburn:

$50,169
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $27,474

Washburn CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $140,500
Washburn:

$140,500
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $102,514; Detached houses: $100,637

Median gross rent in 2015: $621.

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  • Races in Washburn, IA (2010)

    Washburn races chart
    • 84796.7%White alone
    • 141.6%Hispanic
    • 101.1%Two or more races
    • 50.6%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washburn: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.9%), American (27.8%), Irish (7.2%), English (6.6%), Norwegian (4.7%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 833 feet

Washburn,IA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Washburn:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%

For population 15 years and over in Washburn CDP:

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Washburn, Iowa as of December 17, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Washburn to the number of sex offenders is 876 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 2015: $1,499 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,019 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (6.9 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (152.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (238.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gilbertville, IA (1.7 miles ), Evansdale, IA (2.0 miles ), Elk Run Heights, IA (2.0 miles ), Raymond, IA (2.1 miles ), Waterloo, IA (2.6 miles ), La Porte City, IA (2.8 miles ), Hudson, IA (3.1 miles ), Jesup, IA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 42.41 N, Longitude: 92.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

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

4.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Tornado activity:

Washburn-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Washburn place center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/26/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washburn-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 358.0 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 338.5 miles away from Washburn 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 185.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 293.1 miles away from the city 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 387.0 miles away from Washburn center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 358.0 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 Black Hawk County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Washburn:

  • BEACON OF HOPE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • RAVENWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • IOWA HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • BLACK HAWK DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE RETIREMENT (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • SOUTH HILL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washburn:

  • Hawkeye Community College (about 4 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 13 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 39 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 47 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 57 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • University of Iowa (about 65 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Luther College (about 67 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)

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Black Hawk 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 2013 was 45.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 0.8%
(0.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Washburn CDP (based on Black Hawk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant24,94754
Catholic20,04911
Evangelical Protestant14,57777
Black Protestant9,11611
Other2,39211
Orthodox601
None59,949-
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: 21
Black Hawk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Black Hawk County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Black Hawk County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Here:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Black Hawk County:

26.6%
Iowa:

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

14.0%
State:

14.5%

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Bremer County, IA  0.35% ($38,088 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  0.32% ($26,264)
from Polk County, IA  0.23% ($33,018)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,596 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
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  0.40% ($36,292 average AGI)
to Bremer County, IA  0.36% ($44,102)
to Linn County, IA  0.33% ($29,311)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washburn:

  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KWOF (850 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: FRIENDSHIP COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washburn:

  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCVM (96.1 FM; HUDSON, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KBBG (88.1 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: AFRO AMERICAN COMMUNITY B/CSTING,INC)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Washburn:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • K44FK (Channel 44; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 4,380Total average daily traffic
  • 350Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,344Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Sherri Sartino, Hess Road (Lat: 42.394944 Lon: -92.325722), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 88.4 m, Registrant: 9413648886, Jmerritts@pintowers.Com, 301 N. CATTLEMEN RD.
  • Janis E Merritts, Hess Road (Lat: 42.394944 Lon: -92.325722), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 88.4 m, Registrant: 9413648886, Jmerritts@pintowers.Com, 301 N. CATTLEMEN RD.
  • Wayne N Jarvis, On Schrock Rd 2.6 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.398611 Lon: -92.326389), Type: 123.1, Overall height: 122.4 m, Registrant: 3192736400, Www.Uni.Edu/Kuni, 324 COMMUNICATION ARTS CENTER
  • On Schrock Rd 2.6 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.398611 Lon: -92.326389), Type: 123.1, Overall height: 123.1 m, Registrant: 3192736400, , 324 COMMUNICATION ARTS CTR
  • On Schrock Rd 2.6 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.398611 Lon: -92.326389), Type: 123.1, Overall height: 122.4 m, Registrant: 3192736400, Www.Uni.Edu/Kuni, 324 COMMUNICATION ARTS CENTER

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2.6 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.398611 Lon: -92.326306), Structure height: 123 m, Call Sign: KPE554, Licensee ID: L00018034
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.990 MHzGrant Date: 12/28/1998, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Douglas L VernierRegistrant: University Of Northern Iowa, 324 Comm Art Center, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, Phone: (319) 273-6400

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Washburn compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population 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 college students significantly below state average.
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