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Lucas County

Population in 2012: 150 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.0%
 

Males: 83  (55.9%)
Females: 67  (44.1%)

Median resident age:  40.0 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip code: 50049

Estimated median household income in 2011: $35,164 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Williamson:

$35,164
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $28,585

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $41,405 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Williamson:

$41,405
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $47,315; Detached houses: $62,083; Mobile homes: $17,778

Median gross rent in 2011: $375.

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  • White alone - 145 (95.4%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (4.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Williamson: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.4%), Irish (19.7%), Dutch (11.5%), Italian (8.9%), Ukrainian (7.6%), Swedish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/14/1922

Elevation: 1010 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 470 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Williamson:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Williamson city:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 32.8%

6 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe).

This city:  4.1%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $600 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $242 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (39.5 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (144.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (293.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chariton, IA (2.4 miles ), Russell, IA (2.8 miles ), Melcher-Dallas, IA (3.1 miles ), Lacona, IA (3.1 miles ), Lucas, IA (3.4 miles ), Melrose, IA (3.7 miles) , Derby, IA (3.9 miles) , Milo, IA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.09 N, Longitude: 93.26 W

Area code: 641

Williamson household income distribution Williamson home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-1.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (51%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Utilities (47%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (26%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (21%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (11%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)


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Tornado activity:

Williamson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Williamson city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 tornado 24.0 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Williamson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lucas County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Williamson:

  • LUCAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; CHARITON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Williamson:

  • Drake University (about 41 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 45 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 49 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 68 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Truman State University (about 72 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • University of Iowa (about 98 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 100 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)

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Notable locations in Williamson: Williamson (A), Williamson Fire Department (B), Williamson City Hall (C), Williamson School Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Williamson: Williamson Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Lucas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 24.1%
(24.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  17.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Williamson, IA

Williamson compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Williamson travel time to work - commute


Williamson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Wood (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Electricity (10%)

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Religion statistics for Williamson (based on Lucas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.21%
Here44.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents25.4%15.6%13.4%9.6%9.5%
Congregations20.8%4.2%4.2%4.2%4.2%
NameChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Old Order AmishCommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents7.5%4.2%3.3%2.9%8.6%
Congregations4.2%8.3%8.3%4.2%37.5%
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: 1
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Lucas County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lucas County:

16.2%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $5,000 ($33.33)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $169,000 ($1126.67)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($100.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($53.33)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($40.00)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($20.00)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($20.00)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($6.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $18,000 ($120.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($26.67)

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

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $169,000 ($1126.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($86.67)
    General Support: $2,000 ($13.33)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $11,000 ($73.33)
    Property: $10,000 ($66.67)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($153.33)

6.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Iowa average:

6.30%

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:
from Polk County, IA  1.09% ($31,686 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.53% ($25,529)
from Warren County, IA  0.47% ($25,533)


6.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,564 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Iowa average:

6.47%

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:
to Polk County, IA  1.18% ($35,079 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.74% ($36,583)
to Marion County, IA  0.43% ($17,214)

Strongest AM radio stations in Williamson:

  • 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)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNIA (1320 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Williamson:

  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMGO (98.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KMGO, INC.)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Williamson:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Williamson fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2002 09:40 AM, Sr-253, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Robert Leedham, 7.5 Mi Ne Of Chariton Ia 1 Mi N Of (Lat: 41.106389 Lon: -93.258056), Type: 81.7, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9135514568, Jerry.Elmore@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVENUE
  • Robert Leedham, 7.5 Mi Ne Of Chariton Ia 1 Mi N Of (Lat: 41.106389 Lon: -93.258056), Type: 81.7, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9135514568, Jerry.Elmore@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVENUE
  • Erin Hibma, 52622 262nd Avenue (Lat: 41.082472 Lon: -93.245361), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 19117 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100
  • 7.5 Mi Ne Of Chariton Ia 1 Mi N Of (Lat: 41.106389 Lon: -93.258056), Type: 81.7, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9135514627, Toddh@writeme.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVE.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Water Tower 12 .25 Mi S (Lat: 41.089444 Lon: -93.253250), Call Sign: WCJ211, Licensee ID: L00101556
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/30/2022
    Registrant: Rathbun Regional Water Assn Inc, Rr 3, Centerville, IA 52544, Phone: (515) 647-2416
  • Sr14 - 1.7mi N Of (Lat: 41.105222 Lon: -93.259861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: KSM266
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.695 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2004, Expiration Date: 03/08/2014
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Hwy 253 & Cnw Tracks (Lat: 41.088861 Lon: -93.254361), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WNTB783
    Assigned Frequencies: 2136.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2010, Expiration Date: 06/13/2020
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 S 15th St Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5050, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • WILLIAMSON, Hwy 235 & Uprr Row (Lat: 41.088861 Lon: -93.254361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WQJR522
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.493 MHz, 952.493 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2008, Expiration Date: 12/03/2018, Certifier: Brad G Zielie
    Registrant: Union_pacific_railroad_company, 1400_douglas_st.__stop_0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • WILLIAMSON, Hwy 235 & Uprr Row (Lat: 41.088611 Lon: -93.254722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQOJ442
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2011, Expiration Date: 10/17/2021, Certifier: David J Lachapelle
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 S15th St Suit 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5050, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0FMA
    Grant Date: 12/05/1989, Expiration Date: 12/05/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2002
    Registrant: Chad M Welch, Box 24, Williamson, IA 50272


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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