Weldon, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 119 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.9%
 
Males: 64  (53.9%)
Females: 55  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  42.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50264

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,779 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Weldon:

$37,779
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,752 (it was $11,315 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $41,653 (it was $26,200 in 2000)
Weldon:

$41,653
IA:

$126,900
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  • Races in Weldon, IA (2010)

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    • 12297.6%White alone
    • 21.6%Hispanic
    • 10.8%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Weldon: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.1%), United States (17.2%), Irish (11.7%), English (4.7%), Czech (3.9%), Welsh (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/20/1902

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 664 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Weldon:

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Weldon city:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 24.0%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Weldon, Iowa as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Weldon to the number of sex offenders is 61 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $193 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $637 (1.6%)

Weldon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (48.3 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (121.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (320.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Van Wert, IA (1.9 miles ), Le Roy, IA (2.7 miles) , Garden Grove, IA (2.9 miles ), Osceola, IA (3.1 miles ), Woodburn, IA (3.3 miles ), Leon, IA (3.3 miles ), Decatur City, IA (3.5 miles) , Humeston, IA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.90 N, Longitude: 93.73 W

Area code: 641

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

4.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-3.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (33%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Community and social service occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Average climate in Weldon, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Weldon-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Weldon city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 tornado 21.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Weldon-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% 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 354.2 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 342.1 miles away from Weldon 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 342.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 366.5 miles away from the city center
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 96.8 miles away from Weldon 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 376.3 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 Del Norte County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Weldon topographic map

Birthplace of: Zales Ecton - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Weldon:

  • CLARKE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • MOSAIC-MCLANE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • CLARKE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • LEON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LEON, IA)

Amtrak station near Weldon:

  • 10 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Weldon:

  • Drake University (about 49 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 57 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 71 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 72 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Truman State University (about 79 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Iowa State University (about 79 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 97 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)

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Notable locations in Weldon: Weldon Emergency Medical Services (A), Weldon Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Weldon: Salem Mennonite Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Decatur 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 2013: 5.2%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Weldon compared to Iowa 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 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Weldon city (based on Decatur County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,38316
Other6324
Mainline Protestant6308
Catholic1952
None5,617-
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: 2
Decatur County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Decatur County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

26.0%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
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 2$957
Totals for Government 0$0 2$957

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($58.82)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($42.02)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($25.21)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($16.81)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($16.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($8.40)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($8.40)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($8.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($8.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($58.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($67.23)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,000 ($159.66)
    All Other: $1,000 ($8.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($100.84)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($67.23)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($25.21)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($16.81)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $115,000 ($966.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $115,000 ($966.39)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $67,000 ($563.03)

Strongest AM radio stations in Weldon:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Weldon:

  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Weldon:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Weldon, IA
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