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Adair County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 7,481 (all rural); it was 8,243 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,387
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,133
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,560
Renter-occupied apartments: 772 (it was 838 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%

Land area: 569 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.5%), Manufacturing (14.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.7%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  45.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 3,807  (52.5%)
Females: 3,875  (47.5%)

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Average household size:
Adair County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,821 ($35,179 in 1999)
This county:

$42821
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $341 (lower quartile is $250, upper quartile is $425)
This county:

$341
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $97,242 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Adair County:

$97,242
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,593 - $151,847

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,366
Here:

$134,366
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $236,563
Here:

$236,563
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $230,045
Here:

$230,045
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $30,194
Here:

$30,194
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,075,129
Here:

$1,075,129
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $76,384
Here:

$76,384
State:

$29,315
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $989
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $300

Institutionalized population: 151

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,076 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $894 (1.2%)


Adair County household income distribution in 2009 Adair County home values distribution


Adair County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.3%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 78.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 29.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.6%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Adair County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greenfield, Fontanelle, Orient, Bridgewater.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Adair County: Prussia Centre (A), Avondale (B), School Number 4 (C), Country Club (D), Adair County Fairgrounds (E), Camp Eo-wa-ta (F), North River School (G), Prairie Queen School (H), Millers Country Zoo (I), 5 x 80 Golf Course (J), Adair West Bound Rest Area (K), Adair East Bound Rest Area (L), Jackson Townhall (M), Lincoln Townhall (N), Jefferson Townhall (O), Henry A Wallace Country Life Center (P), Iowa Aviation Preservation Center (Q), Adair County Historical Museum (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Adair County include: Avondale Church (A), Clara Chapel (B), Fairview Church (C), Grove Center Church (D), Highland Church (E), Jefferson Center Church (F), Loucks Grove Church (G), Hill of Zion Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Avondale Cemetery (1), Oakwood Cemetery (2), Canby Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Fairview Cemetery (5), Hill of Zion Cemetery (6), Loucks Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Normon Trail Lake (A), Lake Orient (B), Nodaway Lake (C), Mormon Trail Lake (D), Meadow Lake (E), Greenfield Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Battle Creek (A), Bruce Branch (B), Rutt Branch (C), Plunger Creek (D), Marvel Creek (E), North Turkey Creek (F), South Turkey Creek (G), West Fork Middle Nodaway River (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Adair County include: Lake Orient Recreation Area (1), Morman Trail County Park (2), Ken Sidey Nature Area (3), Highway 92 Wildlife Area (4), Adair Wildlife Management Area (5), Wright Wildlife Area (6), Rex Sullivan Wildlife Area (7), Nodaway Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Audubon County , Cass County , Dallas County , Guthrie County , Madison County , Union County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 206
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 56 (50% naturalized citizens)

Adair County:

0.7%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.4%

Adair County marital status for males
Adair County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Adair County with a mortgage: 808 (19 second mortgage, 56 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 949

Here:

46.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.90%
Here67.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,597
Total congregations: 19

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1,944 (34.7%)1,268 (22.7%)1,003 (17.9%)978 (17.5%)404 (7.2%)
Congregations9 (47.4%)2 (10.5%)2 (10.5%)2 (10.5%)4 (21.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Adair County - Greenfield, Fontanelle, Orient, Bridgewater

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adair County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Adair County:

17.3%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Adair County:

Average size of farms: 443 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $110,654
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $221.06
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $87,982
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 65.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $108,285
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.27
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.37%
Corn for grain: 106875 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 102496 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 23 acres

Tornado activity:

Adair County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 4.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/27/1953, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Adair County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 99% 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 74.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Adair County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (8%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Adair County (%):





Adair County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,074 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 513 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0%)
  • Walked: 158 (4%)
  • Other means: 25 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 297 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Adair County, Iowa in 2000:

150 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,897.

5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,842 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Iowa average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.59% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($28,558 average AGI)
0.86% relocated from other states ($4,291 average AGI)
Adair County:

0.86%
Iowa average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  0.63% ($28,632 average AGI)
from Union County, IA  0.63% ($55,947)
from Dallas County, IA  0.56% ($39,235)
from Guthrie County, IA  0.56% ($24,765)
from Cass County, IA  0.43% ($29,692)
from Madison County, IA  0.43% ($30,308)


6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Iowa average:

6.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.56% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($23,580 average AGI)
1.33% relocated to other states ($6,906 average AGI)
Adair County:

1.33%
Iowa average:

2.80%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  1.56% ($27,729 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.75% ($32,130)
to Guthrie County, IA  0.59% ($26,944)
to Madison County, IA  0.59% ($25,389)
to Cass County, IA  0.39% ($27,833)
to Dallas County, IA  0.36% ($24,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Adair County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Adair County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Adair County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,562 (1,468 aged, 94 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4778.110
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 277.360
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19654.56

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 827.080
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1628.710

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.8
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89.07

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,531

Size of family households: 1,176 2-persons, 384 3-persons, 343 4-persons, 162 5-persons, 50 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,011 1-person, 117 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

98.0% of residents of Adair County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 45% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $52,421,000 ($6609 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $414,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,214,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,525,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,305,000
Federal grants: $10,186,000
Federal procurement contracts: $412,000 ($19,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,778,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $502,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,238,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,942,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 393
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 593
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -175
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Adair County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.46 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Adair County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 228
  • 5 rooms: 495
  • 6 rooms: 546
  • 7 rooms: 561
  • 8 rooms: 345
  • 9+ rooms: 356
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 151
  • 4 rooms: 184
  • 5 rooms: 142
  • 6 rooms: 104
  • 7 rooms: 100
  • 8 rooms: 86
  • 9+ rooms: 49
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Adair County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 62
  • 2 bedrooms: 593
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,186
  • 4 bedrooms: 598
  • 5+ bedrooms: 121
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 187
  • 2 bedrooms: 268
  • 3 bedrooms: 226
  • 4 bedrooms: 125
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26
Cars and other vehicles available in Adair County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 84
  • 1 vehicle: 623
  • 2 vehicles: 1,070
  • 3 vehicles: 527
  • 4 vehicles: 178
  • 5+ vehicles: 78
  • no vehicle: 115
  • 1 vehicle: 347
  • 2 vehicles: 219
  • 3 vehicles: 108
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

66% of Adair County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Iowa.

Adair County:

66.2%
State average:

57.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Adair County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.1%)
  • Electricity (7.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (33.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.1%)
  • Electricity (30.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.2%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

1.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

16.2%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Adair County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Adair County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Adair County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Adair County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Adair County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Adair County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Adair County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5284.3 years
John4778.9 years
William3473.8 years
George3379.7 years
Helen2680.7 years
Walter2476.7 years
Donald2375.1 years
Harold2271.8 years
Charles2281.8 years
Robert2275.4 years
Most common last names in Adair County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller3281.4 years
Jensen3179.6 years
Johnson3081.8 years
Smith2374.1 years
Brown2076.0 years
Westphal1879.4 years
Christensen1672.6 years
Lane1688.5 years
Nelson1582.3 years
Wallace1577.9 years

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