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Calhoun County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 9,909 (all rural); it was 11,115 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,678
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,710
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,495
Renter-occupied apartments: 854 (it was 1,018 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%

Land area: 570 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Calhoun County: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.1%), Retail trade (11.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Calhoun County, Iowa:


Median resident age:  47.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 4,697  (56.9%)
Females: 4,973  (43.1%)

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Average household size:
Calhoun County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,517 ($33,286 in 1999)
This county:

$40517
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $310 (lower quartile is $223, upper quartile is $394)
This county:

$310
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,746 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Calhoun County:

$71,746
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,783 - $104,301

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $119,907
Here:

$119,907
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $576,014
Here:

$576,014
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $61,547
Here:

$61,547
State:

$29,315
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

Institutionalized population: 170

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: $897 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $693 (1.2%)


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


Calhoun County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.4%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

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

10.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Calhoun County is $395 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Lohrville, Farnhamville, Twin Lakes, Lytton, Somers, Rinard.

Calhoun 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 Calhoun County: Williams Township Hall (A), Highway Number Twenty Rest Area (B), Richards (C), Sherwood (D), Kelly Access Area (E), Twin Lakes Golf Club (F), Farnhamville Fire Department (G), Knoke Fire Department - Butler Township Fire Department (H), Calhoun County Home (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Calhoun County include: Trinity Church (A), Saint John Lutheran Church (B), Zion United Methodist Church (C), Immanuel Church (D), Saint Pauls Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Reading Cemetery (1), Swedish Cemetery (2), Trinity Cemetery (3), Roby Cemetery (4), Piper Cemetery (5), Greenwood Cemetery (6), Bishop Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Towhead Lake (A), Briggs Woods Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Camp Creek (A), Welshs Slough (B), West Cedar Creek (C), Lake Creek (D), East Cedar Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Calhoun County include: Munson Prairie (1), Calhoun Wildlife Area (2), Highway Number Four Recreation Area (3), Schilling Sanctuary (4), Cedar Wildlife Area (5), Davis Preservation Area (6), Lohr Wildlife Refuge (7), Johnson Prairie (8), Logan Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Buena Vista County , Carroll County , Greene County , Pocahontas County , Sac County , Webster County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 284
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 58 (66% naturalized citizens)

Calhoun County:

0.5%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.8%

Calhoun County marital status for males
Calhoun County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Calhoun County with a mortgage: 1,325 (91 second mortgage, 85 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,549

Here:

46.1% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.40%
Here84.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,381
Total congregations: 36

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents2,302 (24.5%)1,828 (19.5%)1,676 (17.9%)1,444 (15.4%)680 (7.2%)
Congregations4 (11.1%)5 (13.9%)9 (25.0%)5 (13.9%)2 (5.6%)
NameUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents320 (3.4%)305 (3.3%)228 (2.4%)180 (1.9%)418 (4.5%)
Congregations3 (8.3%)2 (5.6%)1 (2.8%)1 (2.8%)4 (11.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Calhoun County - Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Lohrville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Calhoun County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Calhoun County:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

12.6%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Calhoun County:

Average size of farms: 447 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $184,459
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $267.04
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $149,982
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $148,418
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.85
Corn for grain: 155718 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 149098 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Calhoun County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 4.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 26 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/28/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 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 (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





Calhoun County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,863 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 519 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 218 (4%)
  • Other means: 19 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 285 (6%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

170 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
68 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,270.

5.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,630 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Iowa average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.41% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($22,979 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($8,651 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.48%
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 Webster County, IA  1.48% ($30,305 average AGI)
from Carroll County, IA  0.43% ($24,471)
from Sac County, IA  0.33% ($27,308)
from Polk County, IA  0.30% ($34,333)
from Pocahontas County, IA  0.28% ($35,727)
from Humboldt County, IA  0.25% ($33,200)


6.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Iowa average:

6.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.94% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($25,210 average AGI)
1.35% relocated to other states ($7,714 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.35%
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 Webster County, IA  1.27% ($29,667 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.70% ($42,571)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.35% ($21,000)
to Story County, IA  0.30% ($19,417)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Calhoun County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,538 (2,317 aged, 221 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9109.830
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 236.5
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20168.39

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1196.970
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1206.550

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57.45

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,432

Size of family households: 1,602 2-persons, 502 3-persons, 398 4-persons, 193 5-persons, 51 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,335 1-person, 119 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.5% of residents of Calhoun County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $77,852,000 ($7365 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $929,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,799,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,120,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,397,000
Federal grants: $9,187,000
Federal procurement contracts: $693,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,656,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $290,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,279,000
Federal Government insurance: $77,499,000

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

Births: 490
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 716
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -418
Here -40 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Calhoun County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.12 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 57
  • 4 rooms: 305
  • 5 rooms: 661
  • 6 rooms: 836
  • 7 rooms: 705
  • 8 rooms: 444
  • 9+ rooms: 469
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 94
  • 3 rooms: 130
  • 4 rooms: 261
  • 5 rooms: 182
  • 6 rooms: 122
  • 7 rooms: 103
  • 8 rooms: 60
  • 9+ rooms: 60
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 98
  • 2 bedrooms: 856
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,648
  • 4 bedrooms: 742
  • 5+ bedrooms: 149
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 249
  • 2 bedrooms: 366
  • 3 bedrooms: 214
  • 4 bedrooms: 115
  • 5+ bedrooms: 54
Cars and other vehicles available in Calhoun County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 71
  • 1 vehicle: 902
  • 2 vehicles: 1,530
  • 3 vehicles: 653
  • 4 vehicles: 261
  • 5+ vehicles: 78
  • no vehicle: 132
  • 1 vehicle: 502
  • 2 vehicles: 237
  • 3 vehicles: 101
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

63% of Calhoun County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Iowa.

Calhoun County:

63.0%
State average:

57.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,300


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 Calhoun County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.6%)
  • Electricity (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (44.6%)
  • Electricity (26.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Wood (1.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 31
Here:

2.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 24
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

12.7%
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

Calhoun County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Calhoun County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Calhoun County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Calhoun County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14079.9 years
William10481.2 years
Mary10081.7 years
Charles7777.7 years
George6979.8 years
Anna6987.4 years
Margaret6481.5 years
Fred5982.1 years
Helen5881.3 years
Frank5781.9 years
Most common last names in Calhoun County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11279.6 years
Miller4477.9 years
Nelson4182.0 years
Peterson4081.1 years
Anderson3881.5 years
Carlson3075.4 years
Meyer2983.3 years
Smith2880.5 years
Clark2780.2 years
Peters2676.2 years

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