Watkins, Iowa

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Population in 2010: 118.
Males: 57  (49.1%)
Females: 61  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  68.9 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52354

Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,103
Watkins:

$63,103
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $32,145

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $153,230
Watkins:

$153,230
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $115,886; Detached houses: $116,008
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    • 11799.2%White alone
    • 10.8%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Watkins: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Czech (35.9%), German (33.3%), Irish (19.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1320 feet

For population 25 years and over in Watkins:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Watkins CDP:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 26.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Watkins, Iowa as of November 17, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Watkins to the number of sex offenders is 116 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (17.5 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (155.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (221.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Norway, IA (1.8 miles ), Blairstown, IA (2.3 miles ), West Amana, IA (2.4 miles) , High Amana, IA (2.6 miles) , Newhall, IA (2.7 miles ), Marengo, IA (2.8 miles ), Walford, IA (2.8 miles ), Middle Amana, IA (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 41.89 N, Longitude: 91.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

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

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (67%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (67%)
  • Transportation occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Tornado activity:

Watkins-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Watkins place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 tornado 18.9 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Watkins-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 321.7 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 302.9 miles away from Watkins 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 162.2 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 350.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 351.9 miles away from Watkins 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 321.8 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 Benton County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Watkins:

  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • IOWA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • ESSENCE OF LIFE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; AMANA, IA)
  • COLONIAL MANOR OF AMANA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; AMANA, IA)
  • KEYSTONE NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KEYSTONE, IA)
  • BELLE PLAINE NURSING AND REHAB C (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BELLE PLAINE, IA)

Operable nuclear power plant near Watkins:

  • 16 miles: Duane Arnold in Palo, IA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watkins:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 18 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 29 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 42 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 50 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 63 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 67 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 77 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)

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Notable locations in Watkins: Watkins Elevator (A), Watkins (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Benton 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 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.519. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.519
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 21.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.8%
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Watkins (2011 data):

  • The Watkins Savings Bank: at 202 First Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $66.9 mil, Deposits: $51.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.1
Iowa average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Watkins CDP (based on Benton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,07019
Mainline Protestant4,43321
Catholic4,2018
Other1203
None12,252-
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: 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Benton County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.9%
Iowa:

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

16.1%
State:

14.5%

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Linn County, IA  2.86% ($38,476 average AGI)
from Johnson County, IA  0.29% ($31,931)
from Iowa County, IA  0.25% ($54,040)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Linn County, IA  2.87% ($34,705 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.38% ($27,895)
to Johnson County, IA  0.29% ($32,793)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watkins:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • 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.)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMJM (1360 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watkins:

  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Watkins:

  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K64DG (Channel 64; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: R B SHELDAHL)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 7318 27th Ave (Lat: 41.961389 Lon: -91.968528), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPQE794
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.082 MHz, 159.127 MHzGrant Date: 03/25/2005, Expiration Date: 06/19/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2015, Certifier: John R PorterRegistrant: Iowa Department Of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: (515) 239-1552, Fax: (515) 232-6739, Email:
  • Lat: 41.917861 Lon: -91.988611, Call Sign: WQQJ623
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.062 MHz, 452.137 MHz, 452.162 MHz, 456.762 MHz, 462.512 MHzGrant Date: 01/08/2013, Expiration Date: 01/08/2023, Certifier: Gary BeckerRegistrant: Graybill Electronics, Inc., 305 Miller Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-5456, Fax: (319) 393-5458, Email:
  • Lat: 41.890833 Lon: -91.986111, Call Sign: WQWC985
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.087 MHz, 457.087 MHzGrant Date: 07/21/2015, Expiration Date: 07/21/2025, Certifier: Rick SchraderRegistrant: Radio Communications Company, 2131 North Towne Lane Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, Phone: (319) 393-7150, Fax: (319) 393-9273, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0ZAT, Licensee ID: L01187652, Grant Date: 08/30/2006, Expiration Date: 11/26/2016, Certifier: Gary L Mills, Registrant: Gary L Mills, 7595 24th Ave, Watkins, IA 52354

Watkins 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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