Willey, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 102 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 
Males: 55  (54.3%)
Females: 47  (45.7%)
Median resident age:  32.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 51401

Estimated median household income in 2012: $69,349 (it was $42,083 in 2000)
Willey:

$69,349
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,675 (it was $12,900 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,892 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Willey:

$83,892
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $84,348; Detached houses: $84,348
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  • White alone - 83 (94.3%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (5.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Willey: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (64.2%), Dutch (14.8%), Irish (7.4%), United States (7.4%), French (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/29/1912

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 411 people per square mile   (low).

Willey, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Willey:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willey city:

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $563 (0.8%)

Willey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (61.2 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (79.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (367.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dedham, IA (2.2 miles ), Carroll, IA (2.6 miles ), Glidden, IA (2.7 miles ), Templeton, IA (2.7 miles ), Halbur, IA (2.8 miles ), Coon Rapids, IA (3.2 miles ), Lidderdale, IA (3.2 miles) , Ralston, IA (3.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $1,500,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $950,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 94.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

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

3.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+32.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Construction (27%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Average climate in Willey, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Willey-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Willey city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willey-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 262.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.3 miles away from Willey center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 278.6 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 100.4 miles away from the city center
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 439.7 miles away from Willey center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carroll County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Willey topographic map

Birthplace of: Frank Henry Greteman - Catholic bishop, Ralph G. Neppel - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Willey: Ralph G. Neppel.

Hospitals and medical centers near Willey:

  • REGENCY PARK NURSING AND REHAB CENTER OF CARROLL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • ST ANTHONY'S REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • ST ANTHONY HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • SAINT ANTHONYS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • ST ANTHONY REGIONAL HOSPITAL & NURSIING HOME Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • IOWA HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CARROLL, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willey:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 48 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 51 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa State University (about 61 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 66 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 66 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 71 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 75 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

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Notable location: Willey First Responders (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Carroll 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 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Willey compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Median age significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Willey city (based on Carroll County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.81%
Here: 85.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents63.8%14.2%10.1%3.7%2.8%
Congregations35.7%11.9%11.9%11.9%4.8%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Friends (Quakers)General Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents1.8%0.9%0.8%0.8%1.3%
Congregations2.4%4.8%4.8%2.4%9.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Carroll County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Carroll County:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Carroll County:

26.4%
Iowa:

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

13.5%
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 9$2,559
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,559

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($1029.41)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($88.24)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($78.43)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($39.22)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($9.80)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($9.80)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.80)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($49.02)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($19.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($98.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $85,000 ($833.33)
    Highways: $8,000 ($78.43)
    General Support: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($107.84)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $12,000 ($117.65)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($333.33)

4.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
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 Polk County, IA  0.60% ($32,235 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.45% ($41,553)
from Sac County, IA  0.31% ($39,692)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,291 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
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 Polk County, IA  0.76% ($32,031 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.25% ($27,429)
to Douglas County, NE  0.25% ($41,095)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willey:

  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willey:

  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Willey:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WILLEY, Lat: 41.980167 Lon: -94.822167, Call Sign: WQJG993
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.356 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2008, Expiration Date: 09/08/2018, Certifier: Dean Lorenzen
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

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