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Ringgold County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2015: 5,128 (all rural); it was 5,469 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 737
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 836
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,696
Renter-occupied apartments: 474 (it was 549 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%

Land area: 538 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ringgold County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (35.3%), Educational, health and social services (25.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ringgold County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  46.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 2,509  (48.9%)
Females: 2,619  (51.1%)
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Ringgold County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ringgold County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,752 ($29,110 in 1999)

This county:

$49,752
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $368 (lower quartile is $299, upper quartile is $448)
This county:

$368
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,356 (it was $50,400 in 2000)
Ringgold:

$87,356
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,585 - $141,381

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $160,548
Here:

$160,548
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $153,268
Here:

$153,268
State:

$194,502

Mobile homes: $36,928
Here:

$36,928
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,064
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $457

Institutionalized population: 171
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $158,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,544 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,126 (1.5%)

Ringgold County household income distribution in 2009 Ringgold County home values distribution Ringgold County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.9%
Ringgold County:

9.9%
Iowa:

11.8%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.1% for American Indian residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 46.2 years old
(Males: 42.2 years old, Females: 49.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.7 years old, Black residents: 15.7 years old, American Indian residents: 44.6 years old, Asian residents: 42.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 53.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ringgold 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: Mount Ayr, Kellerton, Diagonal, Tingley, Sun Valley Lake, Redding, Ellston, Benton, Maloy, Delphos.

Ringgold 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 Ringgold County: Decatur Rest Area (A), Woodland (B), Little River (C), Elk (D), Franklin (E), Crown (F), De Kalb (G), Westerville (H), Rocky Ford (I), Giles Junction (J), Decatur County Home (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ringgold County include: Franklin Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Bloomington Church (C), Elk Chapel (D), Latter-Day Saints Church (E), New Salem Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Morman Cemetery (1), Doze Cemetery (2), Fugate Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4), Millsap Cemetery (5), Gore Cemetery (6), Kline Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake LaShane (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bee Creek (A), Brush Creek (B), Caleb Creek (C), Cobbville Creek (D), Steel Creek (E), Potteroff Creek (F), Pot Hole Creek (G), Short Creek (H), Sand Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ringgold County include: Little River Recreation Area (1), Decatur State Wildlife Area (2), Shewmaker County Park (3), Sand Creek State Wildlife Area (4), Slip Bluff County Park (5), Nine Eagles State Park (6), Mormon Pioneer Historic Trailside Park (7), Kobville Park (8), The Mormon Trail State Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Atchison County, Missouri , Appanoose County , Utah County, Utah , Davis County , Monroe County , Wapello County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 196
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 38 (71.3% naturalized citizens)

Ringgold County:

0.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 13
  • 1990 to 1999: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 9
  • 1970 to 1979: 0
  • Before 1970: 11
Note: State values scaled to Ringgold County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.6%

Ringgold County marital status for males Ringgold County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,304
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 51
  • 5 to 9: 49
  • 10 to 19: 29
  • 20 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 177

Housing units in Ringgold County with a mortgage: 722 (10 second mortgage, 68 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 853

Here:

45.8% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ringgold County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,18715
Evangelical Protestant7239
Other1581
Catholic1031
None1,960-
Ringgold County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Ringgold County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Ringgold County:

13.62 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

17.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ringgold County:

9.2%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Ringgold County:

27.1%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Ringgold County:

Average size of farms: 395 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $67,967
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $151.92
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,239
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,702
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.35%
Corn for grain: 38833 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 40722 harvested acres
Vegetables: 21 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Ringgold County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2320579.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/23/1961, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ringgold County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% 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 373.2 miles away from Ringgold County 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 362.4 miles away from the county 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 69.4 miles away from the county 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 353.2 miles away from the county 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 374.1 miles away from Ringgold County center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2014 to June 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4181: July 14, 2014, FEMA Id: 4181, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4119: May 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4119, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 07, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1705: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1705, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 08, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1367: May 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 1367, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 1996 to May 28, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1121: June 24, 1996, FEMA Id: 1121, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ringgold County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (36%)
  • Vietnam (28%)
  • Philippines (19%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)

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

  • American (19%)
  • German (16%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Pennsylvania German (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)

Ringgold County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,332 (74.1%)
  • Carpooled: 116 (6.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 33 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 65 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 250 (13.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

143 people in nursing homes
8 people in other group homes
170 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
8 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,021.

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.97% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($16,226 average AGI)
1.83% relocated from other states ($12,083 average AGI)
Ringgold County:

1.83%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Decatur County, IA  0.57% ($19,500 average AGI)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.28% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($24,528 average AGI)
1.80% relocated to other states ($13,648 average AGI)
Ringgold County:

1.80%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, IA  0.96% ($17,824 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.90% ($28,688)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Ringgold County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Ringgold County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ringgold County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ringgold County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ringgold County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,274 (1,150 aged, 124 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 120 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Ringgold County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (115)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (108)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (91)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (89)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (69)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (68)
  • Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, without complications (51)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (36)
  • Unspecified dementia (30)
  • Parkinson's disease (21)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 18.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,873
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 435
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,628

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,498
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,346
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,128
  • In family households: 4,078 (713 male householders, 611 female householders)
    1,155 spouses, 1,419 children (1,301 natural, 20 adopted, 100 stepchildren), 61 grandchildren, 21 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 21 other relatives, 53 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 849 (356 male householders (298 living alone)), 364 female householders (324 living alone)), 127 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 198

Size of family households: 811 2-persons, 205 3-persons, 173 4-persons, 85 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 622 1-person, 84 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 3 5-persons.

911 married couples with children.
216 single-parent households (46 men, 170 women).

93.9% of residents of Ringgold speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
6.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $39,826,000 ($7,537 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $518,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,684,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,505,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,662,000
Federal grants: $6,745,000
Federal procurement contracts: $398,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,833,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,727,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $272,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,379,000

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

Births: 323
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 436
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -67
Here -13 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ringgold County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.19 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 52
  • 2000 to 2009: 396
  • 1990 to 1999: 272
  • 1980 to 1989: 208
  • 1970 to 1979: 331
  • 1960 to 1969: 207
  • 1950 to 1959: 139
  • 1940 to 1949: 129
  • 1939 or earlier: 859
Note: State values scaled to Ringgold population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ringgold County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ringgold County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 48
  • 4 rooms: 149
  • 5 rooms: 301
  • 6 rooms: 328
  • 7 rooms: 239
  • 8 rooms: 168
  • 9+ rooms: 330
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 80
  • 4 rooms: 133
  • 5 rooms: 93
  • 6 rooms: 58
  • 7 rooms: 51
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 16
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ringgold County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ringgold County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 38
  • 2 bedrooms: 405
  • 3 bedrooms: 701
  • 4 bedrooms: 280
  • 5+ bedrooms: 138
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 117
  • 2 bedrooms: 164
  • 3 bedrooms: 137
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Ringgold County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ringgold County population
  • no vehicle: 67
  • 1 vehicle: 360
  • 2 vehicles: 574
  • 3 vehicles: 348
  • 4 vehicles: 133
  • 5+ vehicles: 89
  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 229
  • 2 vehicles: 133
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5+ vehicles: 1

90% of Ringgold County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 185% lived in Iowa.

Ringgold County:

90.0%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 3,694
  • Other state: 1,365
  • Northeast: 34
  • Midwest: 1,076
  • South: 52
  • West: 204

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ringgold County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.3%)
  • Utility gas (28.2%)
  • Electricity (27.0%)
  • Wood (5.7%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • Electricity (51.0%)
  • Utility gas (21.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.6%)
  • Other fuel (3.0%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 32
Here:

5.7%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.8%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 35
Here:

25.0%
Iowa:

23.8%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Ringgold County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $6,514,000
    Regular Highways: $1,775,000
    Health Services - Other: $440,000
    Police Protection: $187,000
    Financial Administration: $163,000
    Corrections - Other: $115,000
    Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $466,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,259,000

Ringgold County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,514,000
    All Other: $296,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $50,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,700,000
    General Support: $51,000
    All Other: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,650,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $32,000

Ringgold County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,544,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 121
  • Number of aged recipients: 20
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 101
  • Number of recipients under 18: 15
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 66
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 40
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 63
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 44
Ringgold County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Ringgold County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Ringgold County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5683.0 years
John4478.2 years
William3079.5 years
Robert2473.6 years
James2277.0 years
Frank2279.6 years
Harold2178.2 years
Charles2181.7 years
Edna2088.4 years
George1879.5 years
Most common last names in Ringgold County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3479.2 years
Taylor2082.1 years
Sickels1979.2 years
Johnston1883.7 years
Brown1877.5 years
Miller1883.2 years
Drake1783.0 years
Stephens1682.6 years
Shields1579.1 years
Johnson1484.8 years
Businesses in Ringgold County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets1
H&R Block1Subway1
Lane Furniture1

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  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"