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Population in 2012: 115 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.8%
Males: 74  (64.5%)
Females: 41  (35.5%)

Median resident age:  50.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50274

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,948 (it was $29,167 in 2000)
Wiota:

$33,948
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,601

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,820 (it was $41,300 in 2000)
Wiota:

$65,820
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $71,119; Detached houses: $78,086

Median gross rent in 2012: $388.

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  • White alone - 115 (99.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wiota: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.4%), United States (18.4%), Irish (14.3%), Danish (12.9%), English (8.8%), Italian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/16/1884

Elevation: 1218 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 362 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wiota:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wiota city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 37.1%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 26.6%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wiota, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wiota to the number of sex offenders is 58 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $709 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $513 (0.8%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-6.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Wiota-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 196% 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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 98% 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 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from Wiota center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), 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: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 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 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Wiota, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wiota:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 48 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,574)
  • Creighton University (about 56 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 56 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 57 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Bellevue University (about 57 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 60 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • Drake University (about 66 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)

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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 2012: 11.8%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wiota, IA

Wiota compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wiota travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.16%
Here73.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of Christ
Adherents23.2%17.2%14.1%9.9%9.2%
Congregations26.8%12.2%7.3%4.9%12.2%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents7.4%7.1%3.6%1.9%6.3%
Congregations9.8%2.4%2.4%2.4%19.5%
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: 7
Here:

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.
Iowa:

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

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.55 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.0%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.7%
State:

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

18.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$400
Water Supply 0$0 1$325
Totals for Government 0$0 2$725

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($147.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($95.65)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($95.65)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($43.48)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($34.78)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($26.09)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($17.39)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($8.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($78.26)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($26.09)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($26.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($156.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($104.35)
    General Support: $3,000 ($26.09)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($121.74)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($86.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $132,000 ($1147.83)

5.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Pottawattamie County, IA  0.69% ($29,162 average AGI)
from Audubon County, IA  0.45% ($24,583)
from Polk County, IA  0.37% ($38,400)


5.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
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  0.63% ($32,853 average AGI)
to Pottawattamie County, IA  0.47% ($37,320)
to Douglas County, NE  0.37% ($29,850)

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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