Woden, Iowa

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2013: 225 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 98  (43.8%)
Females: 127  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50484.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,520 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Woden:

$36,520
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,584 (it was $17,544 in 2000)

Woden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $36,447 (it was $32,300 in 2000)
Woden:

$36,447
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $253.

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Woden, IA (2010)

    Woden races chart
    • 21694.3%White alone
    • 125.2%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Woden: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Woden, IA forum
Discuss Woden, Iowa on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users

Latest news from Woden, IA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (42.3%), Norwegian (16.2%), English (7.9%), Irish (4.9%), Dutch (2.6%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/7/1904

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 524 people per square mile   (low).

Woden,IA real estate house value index trend

Woden, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Woden:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Woden city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 17.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Woden, Iowa as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Woden to the number of sex offenders is 75 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $396 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $412 (1.2%)

Woden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (84.4 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (124.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (331.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Crystal Lake, IA (2.4 miles ), Titonka, IA (2.6 miles ), Hutchins, IA (3.1 miles) , Wesley, IA (3.3 miles ), Britt, IA (3.3 miles ), Buffalo Center, IA (3.3 miles ), Hayfield, IA (3.4 miles) , Thompson, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $51,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.23 N, Longitude: 93.91 W

Area code: 641

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

3.7%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -61 (-20.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (28%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Woden: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Woden, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Woden, Iowa average temperatures Woden, Iowa average precipitation Woden, Iowa humidity Woden, Iowa wind speed Woden, Iowa snowfall Woden, Iowa sunshine Woden, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Woden-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.8 miles away from the Woden city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Woden-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.8 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 283.1 miles away from Woden center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.9 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) earthquake occurred 254.2 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 456.5 miles away from Woden center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 283.8 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 Hancock County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Woden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Woden:

  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BRITT, IA)
  • TIMELY MISSION NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BUFFALO CENTER, IA)
  • WINNEBAGO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; FOREST CITY, IA)
  • HERITAGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BANCROFT, IA)
  • WEST HOME EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BURT, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Woden:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 40 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 49 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 54 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Riverland Community College (about 56 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 64 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 66 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 76 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Public elementary/middle school in Woden:

See full list of schools located in Woden

Library in Woden:

  • WODEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $19,005; Location: 304 MAIN ST; 5,912 books; 56 audio materials; 258 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Click to draw/clear city borders

Notable locations in Woden: Farmers Co-op Elevator (A), Woden Fire Department (B), Woden Public Library (C), Woden Community Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Woden include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (B), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Woden that have no violations reported:

  • WODEN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH (Address: 205 290TH ST , Population served: 51, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 36.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Woden 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Woden (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: Woden Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1932/06/01. Info updated 2006/10/24: Bank assets: $93.8 mil, Deposits: $76.9 mil, headquarters in Britt, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Readlyn Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (81%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Woden city (based on Hancock County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,50216
Evangelical Protestant2,65515
Catholic1,4443
Other--
None3,740-
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: 4
Hancock County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

28.9%
Iowa:

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

17.4%
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 7$682
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$308
Sewerage 0$0 1$110
Water Supply 0$0 1$391
Local Libraries 0$0 2$833
Totals for Government 0$0 12$2,324

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

  • Construction - Health - Other: $1,000 ($4.44)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $25,000 ($111.11)
    Libraries: $22,000 ($97.78)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($71.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($62.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($26.67)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($22.22)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($17.78)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($13.33)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($13.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($8.89)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($4.44)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($4.44)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $6,000 ($26.67)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($4.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,000 ($97.78)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($66.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($57.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($26.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($17.78)
    Rents: $2,000 ($8.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($84.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($71.11)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($8.89)
  • Tax - Property: $32,000 ($142.22)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($71.11)
    Other License: $1,000 ($4.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $263,000 ($1168.89)

5.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.92% ($29,098 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IA  0.43% ($40,842)
from Wright County, IA  0.29% ($33,000)


5.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.94% ($29,000 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IA  0.63% ($28,679)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.29% ($25,615)

Strongest AM radio stations in Woden:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Woden:

  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Woden:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Woden fatal accident list:

Sep 1, 2000 02:37 PM, R35, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 43.269694 Lon: -93.964583, Call Sign: WQHN370
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/17/2007, Expiration Date: 09/17/2017, Certifier: Ron Schmidt
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties Inc, 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0BDT
    Grant Date: 08/30/1988, Expiration Date: 08/30/1998, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2000
    Registrant: Aeilt Burma, Box 84, Woden, IA 50484
  • Call Sign: W0TYG, Previous Call Sign: W5ESX, Licensee ID: L01315252
    Grant Date: 11/20/2010, Expiration Date: 11/20/2020, Certifier: Harrison F Harnden
    Registrant: Harrison F Harnden, 215 290th Street, Woden, IA 50484

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-260 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4832Y , Serial Number: 25-4626, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Beuford G Stohr, 34240 20th Ave, Woden, IA 50484
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 101 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86637 , Serial Number: 141-74, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Beuford G Stohr, 34240 20th Ave, Woden, IA 50484

Most common first names in Woden, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1182.5 years
Fred779.4 years
Henry678.8 years
George487.3 years
Irene477.3 years
William380.0 years
Elizabeth389.6 years
Grace389.0 years
Kenneth368.3 years
Minnie377.0 years
Most common last names in Woden, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gerdes1577.1 years
Hanna972.5 years
Smith984.2 years
Buns779.7 years
Smidt580.0 years
Limberg580.6 years
Hinders477.2 years
Hugo468.0 years
Stohr491.5 years
Sonius478.7 years

Woden on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Data processing and other information services"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations:"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Jesse King (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2015.