Winterset, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 5,383 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.9%
 
Males: 2,655  (49.3%)
Females: 2,728  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50273.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,855 (it was $33,142 in 2000)
Winterset:

$53,855
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,230 (it was $17,274 in 2000)

Winterset city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $170,189 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Winterset:

$170,189
IA:

$158,900

Median gross rent in 2019: $757.

March 2019 cost of living index in Winterset: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.3%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Winterset, IA (2019)
    • 5,02294.5%White alone
    • 1903.6%Asian alone
    • 240.5%Hispanic
    • 90.2%Black alone
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.09%Two or more races

Races in Winterset detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Winterset, Iowa as of January 18, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Winterset is 372 to 1.


Crime rates in Winterset by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.6)
1
(20.7)
1
(20.5)
1
(19.2)
1
(19.1)
2
(38.7)
4
(78.9)
4
(78.0)
1
(19.3)
2
(37.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(122.4)
7
(140.8)
5
(103.0)
3
(62.2)
5
(102.4)
5
(95.8)
5
(95.4)
4
(77.3)
7
(138.1)
3
(58.5)
12
(232.1)
15
(284.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(305.9)
13
(261.6)
13
(267.7)
13
(269.4)
85
(1,741)
37
(709.2)
N/A46
(889.1)
23
(453.8)
19
(370.7)
21
(406.2)
14
(265.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
75
(1,530)
71
(1,429)
49
(1,009)
89
(1,845)
86
(1,761)
125
(2,396)
85
(1,622)
67
(1,295)
55
(1,085)
59
(1,151)
59
(1,141)
47
(889.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(81.6)
1
(20.1)
1
(20.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(61.4)
3
(57.5)
5
(95.4)
2
(38.7)
3
(59.2)
3
(58.5)
3
(58.0)
3
(56.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index119.7105.297.8163.1234.1184.6156.2163.5170.7150.8140.6145.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Winterset, IA

Crime rate in Winterset detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Iowa average:

1.70
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Ancestries: German (34.6%), American (11.0%), European (6.8%), Irish (5.1%), Norwegian (5.0%), Danish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/16/1857

Elevation: 1125 feet

Land area: 3.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,533 people per square mile   (low).

Winterset, Iowa map

134 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.5%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,299 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,066 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (27.0 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (104.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (329.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Patterson, IA (2.6 miles),
East Peru, IA (3.0 miles),
St. Charles, IA (3.3 miles ),
Bevington, IA (3.4 miles),
Macksburg, IA (3.5 miles),
Earlham, IA (3.5 miles ),
Truro, IA (3.5 miles ),
De Soto, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.34 N, Longitude: 94.01 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Winterset, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Winterset, IA in 2019
Winterset satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2018: 21 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2019: 23 buildings, average cost: $227,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Winterset, IA residents
Average permit cost in Winterset, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

3.1%
Historical population in Winterset, IA
Historical housing units in Winterset, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +292 (+6.5%).
Most common industries in Winterset, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (11.5%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (16.9%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Winterset, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Winterset, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Winterset, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 44.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Winterset-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the Winterset city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Winterset-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 246% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 374.1 miles away from Winterset center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 428.2 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) earthquake occurred 381.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 381.4 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 367.9 miles away from Winterset center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 341.0 miles away from Winterset 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 Madison County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Winterset topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Winterset:

  • MADISON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 300 WEST HUTCHINGS STREET)
  • QHC WINTERSET NORTH, LLC (411 EAST LANE STREET)
  • QHC WINTERSET SOUTH, LLC (715 SOUTH SECOND AVENUE)
  • WEST BRIDGE CARE AND REHABILITATION (1015 WEST SUMMIT)

Airports located in Winterset:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Winterset:

  • Drake University (about 27 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 34 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 52 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 81 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 82 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 87 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 93 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)

Public high schools in Winterset:

  • WINTERSET SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 501, Location: 624 HUSKY DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • WINTERSET BRIDGES SCHOOL (Location: 624 HUSKY DR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Winterset:

See full list of schools located in Winterset

Library in Winterset:

  • WINTERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $419,083; Location: 123 N 2ND ST; 40,546 books; 3,533 audio materials; 2,885 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 155 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Winterset: B B and P Feed and Grain Incorporated Elevator (A), Farmers Cooperative Elevator (B), John Wayne Birthplace (C), Bevington-Kaser House and Prairie Village Historical Complex (D), Winterset City Park Campground (E), Madison County Ambulance (F), Winterset City Hall (G), Madison County Courthouse (H), Madison County Sheriffs Office (I), Winterset Police Department (J), Winterset Fire Department (K), Winterset Public Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Winterset include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), First Christian Church (B), First United Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (D), Grace Baptist Church (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Foursquare Gospel Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Winterset Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Winterset include: Discovery of the Delicious Apple Historical Marker (1), Tribute to Madison County First Settler Historical Marker (2), Monument Park (3), George Washington Carver Memorial Park (4), Memory Lane Park (5), Giffin Fields (6), Whistle Stop Park (7), Winterset City Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Madison County Historical Society (Museums; 815 South 2nd Street), Birthplace of John Wayne (Museums; 216 South 2nd Street), National Ballooning Limited (2902 200th Trail).

Hotels: Village View Motel JCT (92 And 169), Super 8 Motel (1312 North 10th Street).

Court: Counties Of-Iowa - Judge Of District Court- Clerk Of District Court- Madison County- Magist (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: John Wayne - (1907-1979), actor, Fred Clarke - Baseball player and coach, Donna Nalewaja - Politician, Elden Benge - Trumpet player and manufacturer, John Neal - College basketball player (Iowa State Cyclones), Ralph McKinzie - Football.

Madison 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:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Winterset in 2010:

  • 175 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Winterset in 2000:

  • 253 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Winterset (2011 data):

  • Union State Bank: at 201 West Court Avenue, branch established on 1935/01/02; Winterset Branch at 615 East Highway 92, branch established on 1992/08/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $72.4 mil, Deposits: $62.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Madison Holding Company
  • Farmers and Merchants State Bank: Motor Branch at 722 North First Street, branch established on 1980/04/28; Farmers And Merchants State Bank at 101 West Jefferson, branch established on 1938/08/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $173.6 mil, Deposits: $145.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers & Merchants Bancorp.
  • Exchange State Bank: South John Wayne Drive Branch at 113 South John Wayne Drive, branch established on 1998/02/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $41.4 mil, Deposits: $31.7 mil, headquarters in Adair, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Exchange Financial, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Winterset:

Marital status in Winterset, IA
  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Winterset:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Winterset
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Winterset, IA (based on Madison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,24717
Evangelical Protestant1,83013
Catholic8102
Other1332
None9,659-
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: 2
Here:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Madison County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Madison County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
State:

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

13.6%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.2%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Winterset:

46.2%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.8%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.2%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Winterset:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Winterset:

32.1%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Winterset:

57.5%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.5%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Winterset, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$39,155$58,7332$1,742
Water Supply 6$31,142$62,2840$0
Local Libraries 5$16,612$39,8695$5,704
Streets and Highways 4$16,457$49,3710$0
Electric Power 4$25,498$76,4941$1,831
Financial Administration 4$21,811$65,4330$0
Sewerage 3$14,958$59,8320$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,134$48,5363$3,299
Other and Unallocable 1$6,138$73,6560$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,572
Totals for Government 38$183,903$58,07520$14,149

Winterset government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $981,000 ($182.24)
    Sewerage: $410,000 ($76.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $331,000 ($61.49)
    General - Other: $144,000 ($26.75)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($5.57)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,921,000 ($914.17)
    Water Utilities: $1,378,000 ($255.99)
    Police Protection: $834,000 ($154.93)
    Regular Highways: $751,000 ($139.51)
    Sewerage: $607,000 ($112.76)
    General - Other: $603,000 ($112.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $585,000 ($108.68)
    Libraries: $517,000 ($96.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000 ($60.75)
    Financial Administration: $288,000 ($53.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($16.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $65,000 ($12.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000 ($9.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $45,000 ($8.36)
    Air Transportation: $41,000 ($7.62)
    General Public Buildings: $32,000 ($5.94)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($2.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($1.86)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($1.11)
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000 ($1.11)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($4.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $230,000 ($42.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,600,000 ($483.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $339,000 ($62.98)

Winterset government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,209,000 ($224.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $310,000 ($57.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $227,000 ($42.17)
    Other: $19,000 ($3.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $56,000 ($10.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $175,000 ($32.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $71,000 ($13.19)
    Special Assessments: $49,000 ($9.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000 ($3.72)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($2.23)
    Rents: $7,000 ($1.30)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,913,000 ($1098.46)
    Water Utilities: $2,384,000 ($442.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $679,000 ($126.14)
    General Local Government Support: $86,000 ($15.98)
    Other: $7,000 ($1.30)
  • Tax - Property: $3,579,000 ($664.87)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $422,000 ($78.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $64,000 ($11.89)
    Other License: $44,000 ($8.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,000 ($1.11)

Winterset government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,490,000 ($4549.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,312,000 ($4144.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,423,000 ($635.89)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,245,000 ($231.28)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $100,000 ($18.58)

Winterset government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,347,000 ($1550.62)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,449,000 ($269.18)
Businesses in Winterset, IA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
Pizza Hut1UPS1
RadioShack1

Strongest AM radio stations in Winterset:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Winterset:

  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Winterset:

  • 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)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Winterset fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Winterset fatal accident list:

Jan 9, 2016 11:55 PM, Cr-P71 W Summit St, Lat: 41.330281, Lon: -94.035986, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 24, 1995 03:00 AM, Pammel Pk, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 24, 1994 09:45 PM, 92, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 24, 1978 02:39 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 436ft / 133mTotal length
  • 33,424Total average daily traffic
  • 3,216Total average daily truck traffic
  • 34,244Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Winterset, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Winterset, IA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 35. The highest number of fires - 69 took place in 2017, and the least - 4 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Winterset, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.9%), and Structure Fires (32.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Winterset, IA
    • 31752.9%Outside Fires
    • 19332.2%Structure Fires
    • 7412.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 152.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Winterset, IA
Most common first names in Winterset, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6780.0 years
John5276.6 years
Charles4681.0 years
James4277.2 years
Robert4273.9 years
George4278.2 years
William3776.1 years
Helen3281.2 years
Mildred2783.9 years
Frank2678.6 years
Most common last names in Winterset, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3580.7 years
Johnson3083.1 years
Clark2781.7 years
Jones2581.4 years
Allen2177.1 years
Young1881.6 years
Davis1775.6 years
Wilson1783.6 years
Wright1587.3 years
Thompson1581.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Winterset, IA
  • 89.9%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Winterset, IA
  • 48.0%Utility gas
  • 44.1%Electricity
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Winterset compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Winterset on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
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