Williamson, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 151 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 99  (65.6%)
Females: 52  (34.4%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50272

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,594 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Williamson:

$46,594
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,613 (it was $10,456 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $23,992 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Williamson:

$23,992
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $38,890; Detached houses: $54,092; Mobile homes: $14,148

Median gross rent in 2013: $684.

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    • 14595.4%White alone
    • 74.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Williamson: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.3%), Ukrainian (16.7%), Dutch (15.8%), United States (10.0%), Italian (7.5%), Swedish (7.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/14/1922

Elevation: 1010 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 473 people per square mile   (low).

Williamson, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Williamson:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Williamson city:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 41.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $575 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $221 (1.3%)

Williamson satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-1.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
  • Utilities (56%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (56%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Williamson, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Williamson-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 71% 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 near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 338.7 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 325.0 miles away from Williamson 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 336.8 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 362.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 363.5 miles away from Williamson 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 227.8 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 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: 4, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Williamson:

  • LUCAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • RURAL HEALTH CARE ADVANTAGE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CHARITON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Williamson:

  • Drake University (about 42 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 45 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 47 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 68 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Truman State University (about 72 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • University of Iowa (about 98 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 100 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.6%
(35.2% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Williamson compared to Iowa state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Williamson city (based on Lucas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6208
Evangelical Protestant1,58115
Catholic6071
Other1602
None4,930-
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: 1
Lucas County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lucas County:

28.5%
Iowa:

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

16.2%
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$300
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$51
Totals for Government 0$0 7$351

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $5,000 ($33.11)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $169,000 ($1119.21)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($99.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($52.98)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($39.74)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($19.87)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($19.87)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($6.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $18,000 ($119.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($26.49)

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

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $169,000 ($1119.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($86.09)
    General Support: $2,000 ($13.25)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $11,000 ($72.85)
    Property: $10,000 ($66.23)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($152.32)

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
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  0.77% ($31,320 average AGI)
from Warren County, IA  0.68% ($43,500)
from Wayne County, IA  0.43% ($26,214)


6.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
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  1.28% ($29,190 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.70% ($28,826)
to Marion County, IA  0.55% ($31,444)

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 persons involved: 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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