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Madison County

Population in 2012: 5,181 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.7%
 

Males: 2,413  (46.6%)
Females: 2,768  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  38.4 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 50273.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $44,303 (it was $33,142 in 2000)
Winterset:

$44,303
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,343

Winterset city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $132,149 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Winterset:

$132,149
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $133,610; Detached houses: $136,290; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,022; In 2-unit structures: $79,211; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $324,045; Mobile homes: $22,522

Median gross rent in 2011: $644.

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  • White alone - 5,014 (96.6%)
  • Hispanic - 106 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Winterset: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (27.2%), Irish (17.8%), English (13.3%), United States (5.9%), Scottish (3.1%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/16/1857

Elevation: 1125 feet

Land area: 3.51 square miles.

Population density: 1475 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Winterset:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winterset city:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

81 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Winterset, Iowa as of December 21, 2012.
The ratio of number of residents in Winterset to the number of sex offenders is 319 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,935 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $2,348 (1.9%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.34 N, Longitude: 94.01 W

Area code: 515

Winterset household income distribution Winterset home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Winterset by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.020.70.00.00.0
Rapes 000011111
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.020.620.720.519.219.1
Robberies 001000000
per 100,000 0.00.020.40.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 286753555
per 100,000 42.1163.4122.4140.8103.062.2102.495.895.4
Burglaries 1426151313138537N/A
per 100,000 294.4530.9305.9261.6267.7269.41740.7709.2N/A
Thefts 4075757149898612585
per 100,000 841.21531.51529.71428.61009.11844.61761.22396.01621.5
Auto thefts 234110335
per 100,000 42.161.381.620.120.60.061.457.595.4
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 68.6141.2124.3109.3101.6169.4243.1191.7N/A

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Iowa average:

1.72

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Winterset, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +292 (+6.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Winterset-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 195% 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 slightly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 93.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from Winterset center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Winterset topographic map

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.


Hospital/medical center in Winterset:

  • MADISON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 300 WEST HUTCHINGS STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Winterset, IA

Airports located in Winterset:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Winterset:

  • Drake University (about 27 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 36 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 52 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 81 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 82 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 87 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 93 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)

Public high schools in Winterset:

Public elementary/middle schools in Winterset:

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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)

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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).

 
Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.4. This is about average.
City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.02
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.0%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Winterset, IA

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

Winterset compared to Iowa state average:

Winterset, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Winterset travel time to work - commute


Winterset mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Winterset (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.36%
Here46.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents27.0%17.4%14.3%7.7%5.8%
Congregations28.1%9.4%6.3%3.1%3.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.9%4.3%2.9%2.9%12.8%
Congregations6.3%3.1%6.3%3.1%31.3%
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: 2
Here:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This 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%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
State:

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

13.6%
Iowa:

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
Financial Administration 2$5,564$33,3840$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,390$65,5600$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$29,995$44,9930$0
Firefighters 0$0 20$1,304
Streets and Highways 4$12,912$38,7360$0
Sewerage 3$11,340$45,3600$0
Parks and Recreation 3$9,564$38,2562$1,083
Water Supply 6$23,982$47,9640$0
Electric Power 6$25,020$50,0400$0
Local Libraries 5$12,956$31,0942$1,778
Totals for Government 40$147,723$44,31724$4,165

Winterset government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,649,000 ($511.29)
    General - Other: $786,000 ($151.71)
    Regular Highways: $505,000 ($97.47)
    Sewerage: $153,000 ($29.53)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,043,000 ($587.34)
    Water Utilities: $710,000 ($137.04)
    Police Protection: $580,000 ($111.95)
    Regular Highways: $455,000 ($87.82)
    General - Other: $417,000 ($80.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $385,000 ($74.31)
    Libraries: $353,000 ($68.13)
    Sewerage: $331,000 ($63.89)
    Financial Administration: $179,000 ($34.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $50,000 ($9.65)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($7.33)
    Air Transportation: $36,000 ($6.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $25,000 ($4.83)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $20,000 ($3.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($3.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000 ($1.74)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($1.54)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($1.54)
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,000 ($0.58)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $45,000 ($8.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $662,000 ($127.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $33,000 ($6.37)
    Air Transportation: $21,000 ($4.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.93)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.97)
    General Public Building: $3,000 ($0.58)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,757,000 ($339.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $128,000 ($24.71)

Winterset government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $823,000 ($158.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $182,000 ($35.13)
    All Other: $16,000 ($3.09)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $204,000 ($39.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $99,000 ($19.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $252,000 ($48.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $140,000 ($27.02)
    Interest Earnings: $117,000 ($22.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,000 ($7.91)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,788,000 ($731.13)
    Water Utilities: $1,168,000 ($225.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $399,000 ($77.01)
    All Other: $80,000 ($15.44)
  • Tax - Property: $2,626,000 ($506.85)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $289,000 ($55.78)
    Other License: $32,000 ($6.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($4.25)

Winterset government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,940,000 ($3655.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,449,000 ($3367.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,391,000 ($461.49)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000 ($173.71)

Winterset government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,363,000 ($649.10)

8.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.47%
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  2.85% ($56,968 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  1.02% ($73,911)
from Warren County, IA  0.71% ($40,487)


7.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
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  2.57% ($33,321 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.81% ($36,545)
to Warren County, IA  0.70% ($45,211)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Winterset, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 76
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 116
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 24
  • Fatalities: 82
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 191
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7

Winterset fatal accident list:

Jun 24, 1995 03:00 AM, Pammel Pk, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 24, 1994 09:45 PM, 92, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 24, 1978 02:39 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6


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
Businesses in Winterset, IA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
Pizza Hut1UPS1
RadioShack1

Winterset on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #26 (50273) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Daryl A. Lilly (4)
  • Barry L. Stott (3)
  • Michael D. Miller (3)
  • Derrick R. Holman (1)
  • Jake Bigelow (1)
  • Monte E. Miller (1)
  • Lynn Godbersen (1)
  • Art Whitworth (1)
  • Barry Stott (1)

Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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