Woodburn, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 200 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.0%
 
Males: 107  (53.9%)
Females: 93  (46.1%)
Median resident age:

50.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50275.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,389 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Woodburn:

$33,389
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,475 (it was $11,139 in 2000)

Woodburn city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $49,942 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Woodburn:

$49,942
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $60,225; detached houses: $69,362; mobile homes: $7,902

Median gross rent in 2017: $565.

March 2019 cost of living index in Woodburn: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Woodburn, Iowa as of January 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Woodburn is 77 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (26.7%), American (19.0%), English (10.3%), Irish (9.5%), French (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/12/1878

Elevation: 961 feet

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 318 people per square mile   (very low).

Woodburn, Iowa map

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.6%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $834 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $325 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (40.1 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (126.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (312.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lucas, IA (2.7 miles ),
Osceola, IA (3.0 miles ),
Derby, IA (3.0 miles),
Le Roy, IA (3.0 miles),
Weldon, IA (3.3 miles),
Humeston, IA (3.4 miles ),
Garden Grove, IA (3.6 miles ),
New Virginia, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 93.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Distribution of median household income in Woodburn, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Woodburn, IA in 2017
Woodburn satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in Woodburn, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (11.8%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.0%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.0%)
  • Machinery (6.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (14.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Woodburn, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Bus drivers (8.0%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6.0%)
  • Carpenters (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (20.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)

Average climate in Woodburn, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Woodburn-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Woodburn city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 tornado 30.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Woodburn-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 351.6 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 338.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 343.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 368.8 miles away from Woodburn center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 374.3 miles away from the city center
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 105.4 miles away from the city 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 Clarke County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Woodburn topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Woodburn:

  • MOSAIC-MCLANE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • CLARKE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • CLARKE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • RURAL HEALTH CARE ADVANTAGE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CHARITON, IA)

Amtrak station near Woodburn:

  • 9 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Woodburn:

  • Drake University (about 42 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 49 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 63 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa State University (about 71 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Truman State University (about 79 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 82 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 107 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • woodburn, IA has a Vol Fire Dept. 5 fire trucks and 1 ambulance for the 1st responders

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Woodburn: Woodburn (A), Woodburn Fire and Rescue Department (B), Woodburn City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Woodburn: Woodburn Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Birthplace of: Walter S. Kennedy - Football player and coach.

Clarke 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:

71.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.6%
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: 1.2% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Woodburn:

Marital status in Woodburn, IA
  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Woodburn:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Woodburn, IA (based on Clarke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,9116
Evangelical Protestant1,49316
Other5652
Catholic5461
None4,771-
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: 3
This county:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Clarke County:

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clarke County:

26.7%
State:

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

12.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Woodburn:

28.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Woodburn:

40.6%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

34.0
Iowa:

28.6

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

75.0%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Woodburn:

59.4%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.5%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Woodburn, IA Residents
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
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$503
Totals for Government 0$0 7$503

Woodburn government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $36,000 ($180.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($115.00)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($110.00)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($45.00)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($30.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($20.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($15.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($15.00)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,000 ($35.00)

Woodburn government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000 ($220.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($20.00)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($10.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($85.00)
    Other: $1,000 ($5.00)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,000 ($160.00)
    Property: $25,000 ($125.00)
    Other License: $1,000 ($5.00)

Woodburn government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $190,000 ($950.00)

6.05% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  1.01% ($47,583 average AGI)
from Decatur County, IA  0.90% ($33,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in Woodburn:

  • 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)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Woodburn:

  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Woodburn:

  • 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 36.2mTotal length
  • 1,604Total average daily traffic
  • 58Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,604Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Woodburn, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Woodburn, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Woodburn Valve Stn North And Griffith Sts (Lat: 41.014528 Lon: -93.601500), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4.6 m, Call Sign: WQTD826,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/2014, Expiration Date: 01/13/2024, Certifier: Danny L Mc Intosh, Registrant: Mobile Radio Engineering, Inc., 745 Boone Avenue, North, Golden Valley, MN 55427, Phone: (763) 544-3319, Fax: (763) 544-2078, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 1.5 Mi N Of (Lat: 41.037472 Lon: -93.591306), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WEG326,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2139.60 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2000, Expiration Date: 04/26/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2008, Phone: (319) 366-8011

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: WHITTLESEY DAVID/HALVORSEN RIC ZODIAC 601XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CORVAIR 110HP (110 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 661DR , Serial Number: 6-6238, Year manufactured: 2017, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 11/30/2016
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David P Whittlesey, 3158 Pacific St, Woodburn, IA 50275, Other Owners: Ricky J Halvorsen
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 95920 , Serial Number: 8220, Year manufactured: 1946, Certificate Issue Date: 11/10/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Salvatore A Bigger, 1683 332nd Ave, Woodburn, IA 50275
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/28/1992, Exported to: Belgium

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of fire incidents - 29 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Woodburn, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (58.8%), and Structure Fires (26.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Woodburn, IA
    • 7058.8%Outside Fires
    • 3126.1%Structure Fires
    • 1310.9%Other
    • 54.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Woodburn, IA
Most common first names in Woodburn, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Lloyd484.0 years
Mary483.2 years
Dorothy370.0 years
Helen374.1 years
Glenn374.6 years
Hazel388.3 years
John350.0 years
Kenneth374.0 years
Michael346.7 years
Paul375.0 years
Most common last names in Woodburn, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith978.3 years
Wright871.4 years
Ewoldsen780.7 years
Herndon587.6 years
Clark579.8 years
Coffman477.8 years
Carson391.4 years
Haltom375.3 years
James382.0 years
Cottrell374.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Woodburn, IA
  • 41.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 21.9%Wood
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Woodburn, IA
  • 51.4%Electricity
  • 48.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Woodburn compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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