For population 25 years and over in What Cheer:
For population 15 years and over in What Cheer city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $371 (1.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (46.5 miles , pop. 62,220).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (190.2 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (243.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Thornburg, IA (2.0 miles) , Delta, IA (2.3 miles ), Gibson, IA (2.4 miles) , Keswick, IA (2.7 miles ), Rose Hill, IA (2.8 miles ), Sigourney, IA (3.0 miles ), Barnes City, IA (3.1 miles ), Webster, IA (3.1 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 41.40 N, Longitude: 92.36 W
Area code: 641
Population change in the 1990s: -83 (-10.9%).
Work and jobs in What Cheer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in What Cheer, Iowa
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
What Cheer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 176% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the What Cheer city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 29.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Keokuk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Frank Hayes (unionist) - Labor leader.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to What Cheer:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 30.4%
(30.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
What Cheer compared to Iowa state average:
Banks with branches in What Cheer (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for What Cheer (based on Keokuk County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.70%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,977 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,127 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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What Cheer fatal accident list:
Oct 2, 1986 08:27 PM, Hwy 21, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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