Ackworth, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 105 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +23.5%
Males: 35  (33.6%)
Females: 70  (66.4%)
Median resident age:

25.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip code: 50001

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,694 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Ackworth:

$50,694
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,873 (it was $17,478 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $289,632 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Ackworth:

$289,632
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $283,176; detached houses: $282,347

Median gross rent in 2019: $876.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ackworth: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 53.3%
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  • Races in Ackworth, IA (2019)
    • 14053.2%White alone
    • 12547.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Ackworth, Iowa as of July 23, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ackworth is 33 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (10.8%), Irish (7.8%), English (4.2%), Swedish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/9/1881

Elevation: 891 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 352 people per square mile   (very low).

Ackworth, Iowa map

32 residents are foreign born (12.2% Oceania).

This city:

12.2%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,422 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $5,172 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (17.4 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (132.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (301.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sandyville, IA (2.1 miles),
Indianola, IA (2.2 miles ),
Milo, IA (2.4 miles ),
Hartford, IA (2.7 miles ),
Carlisle, IA (3.1 miles ),
Spring Hill, IA (3.1 miles),
Pleasantville, IA (3.3 miles ),
Swan, IA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 93.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Distribution of median household income in Ackworth, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ackworth, IA in 2019

Ackworth satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $168,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $228,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $205,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $153,800
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ackworth, IA residents
Average permit cost in Ackworth, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+25.0%).

Average climate in Ackworth, 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 CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0417
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ackworth-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Ackworth city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 tornado 27.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ackworth-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 226% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 389.0 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) earthquake occurred 358.3 miles away from Ackworth center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 358.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 441.0 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 344.0 miles away from Ackworth 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 358.8 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 Warren County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ackworth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ackworth:

  • EASTON GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; INDIANOLA, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - INDIANOLA (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; INDIANOLA, IA)
  • WARREN COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; INDIANOLA, IA)
  • THE VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; INDIANOLA, IA)
  • CARLISLE CENTER FOR WELLNESS AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CARLISLE, IA)
  • PLEASANT CARE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PLEASANTVILLE, IA)
  • BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGIES-PORTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; DES MOINES, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ackworth:

  • Drake University (about 19 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 25 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 47 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 61 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 87 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Truman State University (about 94 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 95 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Points of interest:

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Church in Ackworth: Ackworth Friends Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Warren 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:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

78.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ackworth:

Marital status in Ackworth, IA
  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

For population 25 years and over in Ackworth:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ackworth, IA (based on Warren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,12329
Catholic4,6466
Evangelical Protestant4,22228
Other3313
None27,903-
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: 5
Warren County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Warren County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Warren County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Warren County:

30.6%
Iowa:

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

14.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.5%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.3%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

28.6%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.5%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ackworth:

7.2
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

50.7%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

49.8%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Ackworth:

81.6%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ackworth, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 1$60
Totals for Government 0$0 1$60

Ackworth government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($57.14)
  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($38.10)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($38.10)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($19.05)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($9.52)

Ackworth government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($95.24)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($114.29)

Ackworth government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,000 ($876.19)

8.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.55%
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  4.47% ($62,950 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  0.46% ($82,616)
from Madison County, IA  0.26% ($38,429)


7.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,474 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  3.69% ($44,108 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.54% ($65,360)
to Madison County, IA  0.25% ($55,915)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ackworth:

  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ackworth:

  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTM (88.9 FM; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: SIMPSON COLLEGE)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ackworth:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • 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)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.1mTotal length
  • 3,195Total average daily traffic
  • 190Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,195Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SANDYVILLE, 18485 Hwy 92 (Lat: 41.373500 Lon: -93.453250), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 47.2 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WRJV817,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2020, Expiration Date: 11/04/2030, Certifier: Douglas W Chambers, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: NATIONAL BALLOONING LTD 858 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 2004C, N2004C, N-2004C, Serial Number: 136, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 07/26/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 10/27/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Rob H Nutting, 206 1st St, Ackworth, IA 50001
  • Aircraft: NATIONAL BALLOONING LTD 858 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 31784, N31784, N-31784, Serial Number: 176, Certificate Issue Date: 08/06/2020
    Registrant (LLC): Ybr Air Adventures LLC, 206 1st St, Ackworth, IA 50001
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/27/1978, Exported to: Spain
  • Aircraft: RICHARDSON ANDREW P RICHARDSON-QUETZALCO (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 534UR, N534UR, N-534UR, Serial Number: 021, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 04/01/2020
    Registrant (Corporation): Ybr Air Adventures LLC, 206 1st St, Ackworth, IA 50001
  • Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS ZL-56 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 56ZL, N56ZL, N-56ZL, Serial Number: 6377, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 11/09/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Robert H Jr Nutting, 206 1st St, Ackworth, IA 50001
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RX 8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 7080U, N7080U, N-7080U, Serial Number: RX8-3209, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 11/22/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 09/29/2009
    Registrant (Individual): James F Fromm, 12603 S23 Hwy, Ackworth, IA 50001

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$85,720
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ackworth, IA
  • 73.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ackworth, IA
  • 89.5%Electricity
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ackworth compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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