Waterville, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 143 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 73  (51.4%)
Females: 70  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52170

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,808 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Waterville:

$47,808
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,592 (it was $12,277 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,360 (it was $29,600 in 2000)
Waterville:

$67,360
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $62,951; Detached houses: $62,951

Median gross rent in 2012: $513.

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  • White alone - 142 (98.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waterville: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.2%), Norwegian (26.9%), Irish (17.0%), English (7.6%), French Canadian (5.3%), Dutch (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/18/1912

Elevation: 924 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 329 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Waterville:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waterville city:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $663 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (1.0%)

Waterville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (42.0 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (96.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Harpers Ferry, IA (2.7 miles ), Waukon, IA (3.2 miles ), Lansing, IA (3.3 miles ), Monona, IA (3.4 miles ), Lynxville, WI (3.5 miles) , Marquette, IA (3.6 miles ), Luana, IA (3.6 miles ), Prairie du Chien, WI (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.21 N, Longitude: 91.29 W

Area code: 563

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

5.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-15.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (21%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (13%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)

Average climate in Waterville, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Waterville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Waterville city center .

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.4 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waterville-area historical earthquake activity is below Iowa state average. It is 87% 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 374.1 miles away from the city 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 172.1 miles away from Waterville 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 351.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 289.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 140.0 miles away from Waterville 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 405.5 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 Allamakee County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waterville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Waterville:

  • VETERANS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WAUKON, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WAUKON, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WAUKON (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WAUKON, IA)
  • NORTHGATE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WAUKON, IA)
  • THORNTON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LANSING, IA)
  • THORNTON MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LANSING, IA)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waterville:

  • Luther College (about 27 miles; Decorah, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 29 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 37 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Viterbo University (about 42 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 53 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)

Public elementary/middle school in Waterville:

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Library in Waterville:

  • WATERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,615; Location: 82 MAIN ST; 4,748 books; 152 audio materials; 612 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 33 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Waterville: Waterville Ambulance Service (A), Waterville Fire Department (B), Waterville Public Library (C), Waterville Town Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Waterville: Waterville Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Waterville Lutheran Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Wildlife Management Partners Inc (Tours & Charters; 1390 Butternut Road).

Allamakee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waterville and their reported violations in the past:

WATERVILLE STORE BAR & GRILL LLC (Address: 58 MAIN ST , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-02-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2011), St BCA signed (APR-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2011)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2010)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Waterville compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Waterville city (based on Allamakee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 94.83%
Here: 94.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents48.2%25.3%8.6%7.3%4.3%
Congregations25.0%17.5%17.5%10.0%10.0%
NameAssemblies of GodJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents1.5%1.1%1.1%0.9%1.7%
Congregations2.5%2.5%2.5%2.5%10.0%
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
Allamakee County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Allamakee County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

16.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Allamakee County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

17.5%
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 1$1,545
Sewerage 0$0 3$372
Local Libraries 0$0 1$346
Totals for Government 0$0 5$2,263

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $21,000 ($146.85)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($48.95)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($41.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($34.97)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($34.97)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($20.98)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($13.99)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($6.99)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($6.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($27.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($62.94)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($153.85)
    All Other: $7,000 ($48.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($34.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($13.99)
    Rents: $1,000 ($6.99)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($83.92)
    General Support: $2,000 ($13.99)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($90.91)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($55.94)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.99)

Waterville government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $96,000 ($671.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $96,000 ($671.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $113,000 ($790.21)

4.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
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 Winneshiek County, IA  0.50% ($30,929 average AGI)
from Clayton County, IA  0.39% ($31,182)
from Houston County, MN  0.32% ($34,833)


5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
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 Winneshiek County, IA  0.78% ($25,455 average AGI)
to Clayton County, IA  0.35% ($22,900)
to Fayette County, IA  0.26% ($32,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waterville:

  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRE (980 AM; 1 kW; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waterville:

  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KDEC-FM (100.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Waterville:

  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K14AF (Channel 14; DECORAH, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Erin Hibma, Nw 1/4 Nw 1/4 Section 29 (Lat: 43.194750 Lon: -91.348139), Type: 94.2, Structure height: 19005 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100
  • Erin Hibma, Nw 1/4 Nw 1/4 Section 29 (Lat: 43.194750 Lon: -91.348139), Type: 94.2, Structure height: 19005 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100
  • Erin Hibma, Nw 1/4 Nw 1/4 Section 29 (Lat: 43.194750 Lon: -91.348139), Type: 94.2, Structure height: 19005 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Main St (Lat: 43.206639 Lon: -91.293472), Call Sign: WXP408, Licensee ID: L00542764
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.280 MHz, 154.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/16/2003, Expiration Date: 09/26/2013
    Registrant: Waterville Fire Department, Fire Department, Waterville, IA 52170, Phone: (563) 535-7765

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0NAN
    Grant Date: 12/29/1987, Expiration Date: 12/29/1997, Cancellation Date: 12/30/1999
    Registrant: Sven R Hesla, Rr 1 Box 48, Waterville, IA 52170

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6471F , Serial Number: 15063071, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald A Leas, 608 Old Sixteen Rd, Waterville, IA 52170

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