Welton, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 161 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 
Males: 85  (53.3%)
Females: 76  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52774

Estimated median household income in 2016: $70,433 (it was $48,750 in 2000)
Welton:

$70,433
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,739 (it was $17,680 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $104,475 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Welton:

$104,475
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $115,169; Detached houses: $115,290

Median gross rent in 2016: $681.

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    • 15895.8%White alone
    • 63.6%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Welton: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (60.8%), Irish (10.1%), Belgian (2.5%), Czechoslovakian (2.5%), Danish (1.3%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/25/1908

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 1,406 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Welton:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Welton city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,548 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,099 (1.2%)

Welton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (25.5 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (101.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (150.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Delmar, IA (2.5 miles ), Grand Mound, IA (2.6 miles ), De Witt, IA (2.6 miles ), Charlotte, IA (2.7 miles ), Calamus, IA (3.2 miles ), Maquoketa, IA (3.3 miles ), Lost Nation, IA (3.4 miles ), Goose Lake, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $61,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.91 N, Longitude: 90.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

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

4.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-13.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Average climate in Welton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Welton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Welton city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Welton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% 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 279.0 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 257.3 miles away from Welton 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 93.3 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 309.9 miles away from the city 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 278.6 miles away from Welton center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 265.0 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 Clinton County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Welton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Welton:

  • DEWITT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; DE WITT, IA)
  • GENESIS MEDICAL CENTER-DEWITT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DE WITT, IA)
  • COMMUNITY CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; DE WITT, IA)
  • CRESTRIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MAQUOKETA, IA)
  • PRAIRIE HOUSE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MAQUOKETA, IA)
  • MAQUOKETA KIDNEY CENTER LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MAQUOKETA, IA)
  • JACKSON CO REG HEALTH CTR HOME AND COMM HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MAQUOKETA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Welton:

  • Ashford University (about 22 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 25 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 26 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 28 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 29 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Black Hawk College (about 32 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • University of Iowa (about 52 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)

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Church in Welton: Saint Annes Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Hotel: Midway Travel Plaza (2576 190th St).

Clinton 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 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 4.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.44
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 24.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.0%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  80.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Welton city (based on Clinton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,13533
Catholic9,34011
Evangelical Protestant5,18724
Other1,06110
Black Protestant1221
None23,271-
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: 9
Clinton County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Clinton County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Clinton County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clinton County:

27.9%
Iowa:

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

14.6%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$600
Sewerage 0$0 1$500
Water Supply 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,600

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $18,000 ($111.80)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($74.53)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($55.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($49.69)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($43.48)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($31.06)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($18.63)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($6.21)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($6.21)
    Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($6.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($86.96)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($130.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($80.75)
    General Support: $2,000 ($12.42)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($124.22)
    Total General Sales: $13,000 ($80.75)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($12.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $114,000 ($708.07)

4.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
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 Scott County, IA  0.65% ($39,992 average AGI)
from Whiteside County, IL  0.53% ($28,853)
from Jackson County, IA  0.45% ($33,872)


5.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Scott County, IA  0.97% ($31,717 average AGI)
to Whiteside County, IL  0.57% ($34,673)
to Jackson County, IA  0.35% ($46,074)

Strongest AM radio stations in Welton:

  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • KMAQ (1320 AM; 1 kW; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Welton:

  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOB-FM (104.9 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMAQ-FM (95.1 FM; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDLM-FM (89.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZEG (94.7 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KORB (93.5 FM; BETTENDORF, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Welton:

  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K61HD (Channel 61; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KQIN (Channel 36; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 60Total average daily traffic
  • 85Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0VKM, Licensee ID: L01109726, Grant Date: 02/25/2016, Expiration Date: 02/27/2026, Certifier: Edward M Novak, Registrant: Edward M Novak, Welton, IA 52774

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Welton 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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