Whitten, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 146 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 69  (47.7%)
Females: 77  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

50.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.0 years

Zip code: 50269

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,021 (it was $42,656 in 2000)
Whitten:

$37,021
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $16,164 (it was $13,996 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $32,896 (it was $33,300 in 2000)
Whitten:

$32,896
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $43,429; detached houses: $43,404
March 2019 cost of living index in Whitten: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 35.8%
(32.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Whitten, IA (2010)
    • 14295.3%White alone
    • 53.4%Hispanic
    • 21.3%Black alone
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Ancestries: German (36.8%), Irish (22.8%), American (7.0%), Scottish (7.0%), Dutch (3.5%), Norwegian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/13/1896

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 268 people per square mile   (very low).

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2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $584 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $399 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (35.9 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (169.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (275.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Union, IA (1.8 miles ),
Liscomb, IA (2.2 miles ),
Conrad, IA (2.7 miles ),
Eldora, IA (2.9 miles ),
New Providence, IA (2.9 miles ),
Beaman, IA (3.1 miles ),
Albion, IA (3.2 miles ),
Steamboat Rock, IA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 42.26 N, Longitude: 93.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Distribution of median household income in Whitten, IA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Whitten, IA in 2016

Whitten satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+16.8%).
Most common industries in Whitten, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.0%)
  • Truck transportation (9.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (15.2%)
  • Truck transportation (15.2%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (10.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (6.5%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (6.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.8%)
  • Social assistance (12.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Machinery (6.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Whitten, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (21.7%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (10.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.4%)
  • Engineers (6.3%)
  • Legal support workers (6.3%)

Average climate in Whitten, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Whitten-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Whitten city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

On 5/30/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whitten-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 377.1 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 359.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 279.9 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) earthquake occurred 218.7 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 397.8 miles away from Whitten 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 404.6 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 Hardin County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitten topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Whitten:

  • OAKVIEW, INC. (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CONRAD, IA)
  • OAKVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CONRAD, IA)
  • ELDORA NURSING AND REHAB CENTE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELDORA, IA)
  • VALLEY VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELDORA, IA)
  • VALLEY VIEW NURSING AND REHAB CE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELDORA, IA)
  • GREENBELT HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ELDORA, IA)
  • ELDORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ELDORA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitten:

  • University of Northern Iowa (about 34 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; Full-time enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 37 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Iowa State University (about 37 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 50 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 57 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 63 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 64 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Whitten Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hardin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.0%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Whitten:

Marital status in Whitten, IA
  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Whitten:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Iowa average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitten, IA (based on Hardin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,02527
Evangelical Protestant3,83426
Catholic8832
Other41
Orthodox--
None5,788-
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: 6
Here:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hardin County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardin County:

27.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
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 7$6,160
Totals for Government 0$0 7$6,160

Whitten government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($82.19)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($47.95)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($41.10)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($34.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($34.25)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($13.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($13.70)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($6.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $4,000 ($27.40)
    Other - Libraries: $2,000 ($13.70)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($6.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($136.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,000 ($41.10)

Whitten government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($75.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($20.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $6,000 ($41.10)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($13.70)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($13.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($61.64)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($109.59)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,000 ($89.04)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($6.85)

Whitten government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $15,000 ($102.74)
    End of Fiscal Year: $8,000 ($54.79)

Whitten government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000 ($280.82)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitten:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFJB (1230 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KIFG (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitten:

  • KDAO-FM (99.5 FM; ELDORA, IA; Owner: ELDORA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCRR (97.7 FM; GRUNDY CENTER, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)
  • K205CZ (88.9 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K218CE (91.5 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Whitten:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KDAO-LP (Channel 45; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MTN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 36.0mTotal length
  • 2,715Total average daily traffic
  • 410Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,715Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Whitten, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Whitten, IA

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Whitten, IA
  • 87.0%Utility gas
  • 7.4%Wood
  • 3.7%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Whitten, IA
  • 54.5%Utility gas
  • 45.5%Wood


Whitten compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • 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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