Washta, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 242 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.2%
 
Males: 120  (49.7%)
Females: 122  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 51061.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $35,593 (it was $30,673 in 2000)
Washta:

$35,593
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $23,095 (it was $13,025 in 2000)

Washta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $36,869 (it was $28,100 in 2000)
Washta:

$36,869
IA:

$136,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $364.

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  • Races in Washta, IA (2010)

    Washta races chart
    • 24096.8%White alone
    • 62.4%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washta: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.8%), Scottish (11.8%), English (8.6%), Dutch (6.5%), Swedish (6.5%), American (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/6/1890

Elevation: 1154 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 230 people per square mile   (very low).

Washta,IA real estate house value index trend

Washta, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Washta:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washta city:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

9 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This city:

4.6%
Iowa:

4.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Washta, Iowa as of November 18, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Washta to the number of sex offenders is 62 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $386 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $369 (1.2%)

Washta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (35.0 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (92.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (414.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Quimby, IA (2.3 miles ), Correctionville, IA (2.8 miles ), Cushing, IA (2.8 miles ), Pierson, IA (2.8 miles ), Holstein, IA (3.3 miles ), Kingsley, IA (3.6 miles ), Cherokee, IA (3.8 miles ), Anthon, IA (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $130,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 95.72 W

Area code: 712

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

4.4%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+1.1%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (29%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (34%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Washta, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Washta-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Washta city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 tornado 35.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 214.5 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 217.3 miles away from Washta center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.4 miles away from Washta center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Washta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Washta:

  • CORRECTIONVILLE NURSING AND REHA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CORRECTIONVILLE, IA)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • CAREAGE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • CHEROKEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • CHEROKEE VILLA NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • COUNTRY SIDE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washta:

  • Buena Vista University (about 27 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 33 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 64 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 71 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 73 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 78 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 88 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)

Public elementary/middle school in Washta:

See full list of schools located in Washta

Library in Washta:

  • WASHTA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,787; Location: 100 S 5TH AVE; 8,177 books; 68 audio materials; 964 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Washta: Washta Fire Department (A), Washta Public Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Washta: Washta Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Sunset View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Stratton Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Washta: Ritts Area County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.1%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Washta (2011 data):

  • Central Bank: Washta Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1931/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $459.8 mil, Deposits: $392.7 mil, headquarters in Storm Lake, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Financial Corp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Washta city (based on Cherokee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,51713
Evangelical Protestant2,16314
Catholic2,0592
Other1913
None4,142-
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: 3
Cherokee County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Cherokee County:

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

27.4%
Iowa:

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

13.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Washta:

51.9%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Washta:

52.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Washta:

28.9
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.9%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.9%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Washta:

40.6%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

57.6%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.5%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Washta, IA Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,006
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$282
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$315
Local Libraries 0$0 2$198
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$465
Totals for Government 0$0 11$2,986

Washta government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.13)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $49,000 ($202.48)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($111.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($57.85)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($37.19)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($37.19)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($33.06)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($20.66)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($16.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($16.53)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($8.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $25,000 ($103.31)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $31,000 ($128.10)

Washta government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($45.45)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($37.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($33.06)
    Rents: $1,000 ($4.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($70.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $23,000 ($95.04)
    General Support: $4,000 ($16.53)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($111.57)
    Total General Sales: $14,000 ($57.85)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $210,000 ($867.77)

4.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
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 Buena Vista County, IA  0.68% ($36,029 average AGI)
from Woodbury County, IA  0.52% ($4,154)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.42% ($27,714)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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 Woodbury County, IA  0.68% ($18,206 average AGI)
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.40% ($31,800)
to Polk County, IA  0.32% ($51,875)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washta:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KCHE (1440 AM; 1 kW; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washta:

  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Washta:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 90m295ftTotal length
  • 58,015Total average daily traffic
  • 11,464Total average daily truck traffic
  • 82,454Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Washta, IA

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0RBO, Grant Date: 02/20/1995, Expiration Date: 02/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2007, Registrant: Steven R Peterman, 101 Oak St, Washta, IA 51061
  • Call Sign: KC0LZT, Licensee ID: L00423973, Grant Date: 12/27/2001, Expiration Date: 12/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2013, Certifier: Joshua G Warrender, Registrant: Joshua G Warrender, 112 Hwy 31, Washta, IA 51061

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7EC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4667E , Serial Number: 7EC-15, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 12/13/1955
    Registrant (Individual): James R Steffen, Po Box 178, Washta, IA 51061
  • Aircraft: CHEROKEE BREEZY CLUB BREEZY (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8065H , Serial Number: 434, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1980
    Registrant (Individual): James R Steffen, Po Box 178, Washta, IA 51061

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Most common first names in Washta, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John978.8 years
Albert781.1 years
George682.9 years
James481.7 years
Donald470.8 years
Mary478.2 years
Paul474.8 years
Belle390.0 years
Ernest378.1 years
Helen384.0 years
Most common last names in Washta, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Small673.3 years
Klingensmith685.5 years
Clark568.0 years
Johnson579.8 years
Conley586.4 years
Beazley476.5 years
Roepke481.4 years
Robeson486.3 years
Zupp477.2 years
Kissinger467.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Washta 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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