Wiota, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 114 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.5%
Males: 75  (66.0%)
Females: 39  (34.0%)
Median resident age:  49.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50274

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,317 (it was $29,167 in 2000)
Wiota:

$34,317
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,670 (it was $15,994 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $56,150 (it was $41,300 in 2000)
Wiota:

$56,150
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $132,604; Detached houses: $134,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $160,603; In 2-unit structures: $88,046; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,830; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,967; Mobile homes: $32,767

Median gross rent in 2013: $489.

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    • 10.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wiota: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.0%), United States (23.8%), English (10.5%), Danish (9.5%), Italian (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/16/1884

Elevation: 1218 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 359 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wiota:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wiota city:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 19.5%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Wiota, Iowa as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wiota to the number of sex offenders is 38 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,243 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $393 (1.0%)

Wiota satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (51.7 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (59.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (373.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Atlantic, IA (2.5 miles ), Anita, IA (2.7 miles ), Cumberland, IA (3.0 miles ), Brayton, IA (3.2 miles) , Massena, IA (3.5 miles ), Marne, IA (3.5 miles) , Lewis, IA (3.5 miles ), Exira, IA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 41.40 N, Longitude: 94.89 W

Area code: 712

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

4.1%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-6.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Retail trade (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Average climate in Wiota, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wiota-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 10.3 miles away from the Wiota city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wiota-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% 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 63.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 226.4 miles away from Wiota center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 423.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 300.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 300.7 miles away from Wiota 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 411.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wiota topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wiota:

  • ATLANTIC DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ATLANTIC, IA)
  • ATLANTIC NURSING AND REHAB CENTE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ATLANTIC, IA)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ATLANTIC, IA)
  • CARING ACRES NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ANITA, IA)
  • EXIRA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; EXIRA, IA)
  • ADAIR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ADAIR, IA)
  • SALEM LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELK HORN, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wiota:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 49 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
  • Creighton University (about 56 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 57 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Bellevue University (about 57 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 58 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 60 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Drake University (about 66 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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Notable locations in Wiota: Northridge Speedway (A), Wiota Elevator Incorporated Elevator (B), Wiota (C), Wiota Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Wiota: United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.5%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.7% of all households

Wiota compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (88%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wiota city (based on Cass County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,51421
Evangelical Protestant2,38814
Catholic1,4035
Other2732
None5,378-
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: 7
Cass County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Cass County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

11.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

18.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$450
Water Supply 0$0 1$500
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$75
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,025

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($149.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($96.49)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($96.49)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($43.86)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($35.09)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($26.32)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($17.54)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($78.95)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($26.32)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($26.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($157.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($105.26)
    General Support: $3,000 ($26.32)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($122.81)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($87.72)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $132,000 ($1157.89)

5.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
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 Pottawattamie County, IA  0.83% ($37,689 average AGI)
from Audubon County, IA  0.50% ($18,630)
from Polk County, IA  0.26% ($33,714)


6.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,527 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 Pottawattamie County, IA  0.77% ($25,810 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.57% ($28,774)
to Douglas County, NE  0.46% ($30,040)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wiota:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJAN (1220 AM; 0 kW; ATLANTIC, IA; Owner: WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wiota:

  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)
  • KSWI (95.7 FM; ATLANTIC, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wiota:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

Wiota fatal accident list:

Dec 4, 1975 06:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Richard D Hofmann, South Of Wiota (Lat: 41.388556 Lon: -94.891250), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 7127792227, Massena@netins.Net, 211 MAIN STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, South Of Wiota (Lat: 41.388556 Lon: -94.891250), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 7127792227, Massena@netins.Net, 211 MAIN STREET

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • W Of Rt N28 .7 Mi S (Lat: 41.388889 Lon: -94.891083), Structure height: 55 m, Call Sign: WNDK393
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/08/2007, Expiration Date: 06/09/2017
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K0ULM, Licensee ID: L00290714
    Grant Date: 01/13/1998, Expiration Date: 01/13/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2010
    Registrant: Max E Peron, Box 48 R 2, Wiota, IA 50274

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: KING GARY BRUCE PROTECH PT2B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 46WT , Serial Number: PT1122
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen D Merk, 67817 Hamburg Rd, Wiota, IA 50274

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