Atlantic, Iowa

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Population in 2022: 6,769 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.7%
 
Males: 3,198  (47.2%)
Females: 3,571  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

44.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 50022.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $53,930 (it was $33,370 in 2000)
Atlantic:

$53,930
IA:

$69,588

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $35,105 (it was $17,832 in 2000)

Atlantic city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $133,520 (it was $68,400 in 2000)
Atlantic:

$133,520
IA:

$194,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $168,534; detached houses: $173,360; townhouses or other attached units: $264,910; in 2-unit structures: $193,403; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $123,282; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,040; mobile homes: $41,048

Median gross rent in 2022: $666.

March 2022 cost of living index in Atlantic: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 21.4%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.5% for Black residents, 0.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.7% for American Indian residents, 4.2% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Atlantic, IA (2022)
    • 6,24291.9%White alone
    • 2473.6%Hispanic
    • 981.4%Black alone
    • 590.9%Two or more races
    • 420.6%Asian alone
    • 240.4%American Indian alone
    • 230.3%Other race alone

Races in Atlantic detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Atlantic, Iowa as of May 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Atlantic is 688 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Atlantic by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(29.7)
2
(28.1)
2
(28.0)
1
(14.1)
2
(28.7)
2
(29.0)
3
(44.2)
3
(44.2)
2
(30.4)
2
(30.2)
2
(30.7)
9
(139.2)
4
(61.9)
5
(74.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.5)
1
(14.7)
2
(30.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(59.5)
6
(84.4)
8
(111.9)
14
(198.1)
11
(157.7)
15
(217.5)
22
(324.5)
9
(132.7)
19
(288.4)
18
(271.4)
20
(307.0)
13
(201.1)
14
(216.8)
26
(386.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(312.2)
27
(379.6)
21
(293.7)
56
(792.3)
7
(100.3)
16
(232.0)
60
(885.0)
15
(221.2)
28
(425.0)
6
(90.5)
32
(491.2)
18
(278.4)
13
(201.3)
8
(118.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
141
(2,096)
125
(1,758)
125
(1,748)
68
(962.1)
51
(731.0)
81
(1,174)
99
(1,460)
71
(1,047)
97
(1,472)
38
(573.0)
150
(2,303)
79
(1,222)
81
(1,254)
101
(1,502)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(148.7)
1
(14.1)
7
(97.9)
5
(70.7)
2
(28.7)
1
(14.5)
7
(103.2)
11
(162.2)
9
(136.6)
2
(30.2)
8
(122.8)
6
(92.8)
5
(77.4)
10
(148.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
1
(14.0)
3
(42.4)
2
(28.7)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.7)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.7)
2
(30.9)
2
(31.0)
2
(29.7)
City-Data.com crime index153.3137.4143.1150.593.0131.1237.8136.7190.6110.1222.3227.4163.4217.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Atlantic, IA

Crime rate in Atlantic detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 13 (12 officers - 11 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Iowa average:

1.76
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Ancestries: German (23.5%), English (15.4%), American (10.7%), Danish (8.4%), European (6.9%), Irish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/26/1869

Elevation: 1215 feet

Land area: 8.15 square miles.

Population density: 831 people per square mile   (low).

Atlantic, Iowa map

22 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Iowa:

5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,873 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,573 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (45.4 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (53.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (380.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Marne, IA (2.5 miles),
Wiota, IA (2.5 miles),
Lewis, IA (2.8 miles ),
Brayton, IA (3.3 miles),
Cumberland, IA (3.4 miles ),
Walnut, IA (3.5 miles ),
Anita, IA (3.6 miles ),
Griswold, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.40 N, Longitude: 95.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,242 (+18.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,864 (82.9%)

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Atlantic, IA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Atlantic, IA in 2022
Atlantic satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 4 buildings, average cost: $395,300
  • 2020: 3 buildings, average cost: $279,500
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $335,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $262,400
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $326,700
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $326,700
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $270,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $223,800
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Atlantic, IA residents
Average permit cost in Atlantic, IA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.7%
Most common industries in Atlantic, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Food (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.1%)
  • Food (7.0%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.0%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Atlantic, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)

Average climate in Atlantic, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Atlantic, Iowa average temperatures Atlantic, Iowa average precipitation Atlantic, Iowa humidity Atlantic, Iowa wind speed Atlantic, Iowa snowfall Atlantic, Iowa sunshine Atlantic, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Atlantic, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Atlantic-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Atlantic city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Atlantic-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 274% 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 359.3 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 416.9 miles away from Atlantic center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 317.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from Atlantic center
On 12/17/2009 at 02:53:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from Atlantic center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 220.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Atlantic topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Atlantic:

  • CASS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1501 EAST TENTH STREET)
  • ATLANTIC NURSING AND REHAB CENTE (1300 EAST 19TH STREET)
  • CASS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1501 EAST TENTH STREET)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE (1200 BROOKRIDGE CIRCLE)
  • ATLANTIC DIALYSIS (1500 E 10TH STREET)
  • CASS COUNTY HOME CARE (1500 EAST TENTH STREET)
  • HOME SWEET HOME CARE (16 WEST SIXTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Atlantic:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atlantic:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 42 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
  • Creighton University (about 50 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 50 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Bellevue University (about 51 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 52 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 53 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Drake University (about 72 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Public high school in Atlantic:

Public elementary/middle schools in Atlantic:

See full list of schools located in Atlantic

Library in Atlantic:

  • ATLANTIC PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $252,872; Location: 507 POPLAR ST; 36,133 books; 1,733 audio materials; 2,390 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 79 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Churches in Atlantic include: First United Presbyterian, 616 Chestnut

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Atlantic: Nishna Hills Golf Club (A), Atlantic Country Club (B), Farm Service Co-op Elevator (C), Sunnyside Park Campground (D), Cass County Fairground (E), Medivac Ambulance (F), Atlantic City Hall (G), Cass County Courthouse (H), Atlantic Police Department (I), Cass County Sheriffs Office (J), Atlantic Fire Department (K), Atlantic Public Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Atlantic include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), First Church of Christ (C), Community of Christ Church (D), Atlantic Gospel Chapel (E), Faith Baptist Church (F), Sunnyside Bible Chapel (G), Church of God of Prophecy (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Southlawn Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Atlantic include: Sunnyside Park (1), Soldiers Monument (2), Site of First House in Atlantic Historical Marker (3), Atlantic City Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: J & B Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 606 Mulberry Street).

Hotels: Days Inn Atlantic IA (64968 Boston Road), Hawkeye Personal Storage (909 East 4th Street), Econo Lodge (Junction I 80 And 71 North), Main Street Grill (222 Chestnut Street), Chestnut Charm Bed & Breakfast (1409 Chestnut Street), Super 8 Motel (1902 East 7th Street), Hawkeye Motel (1104 East 7th Street).

Courts: Cass County - Clerk Of Court (Courthouse), Cass County Court Attendants Office (5 West 7th Street Suite A).

Birthplace of: William Appleman Williams - Historian, Ed Podolak - Football player, Frederick C. Loofbourow - Congressman, Harlan J. Bushfield - Politician, Lois Meredith - Actor, Michael Peterson (American football) - Football player, William A. Dawson - Congressman, Rick Heiserman - Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Atlantic that have no violations reported:

  • ATLANTIC MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 7,232, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Atlantic in 2010:

  • 143 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Atlantic in 2000:

  • 148 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Atlantic (2011 data):

  • First Whitney Bank and Trust: Drive-In Branch at 700 Chestnut Street, branch established on 1982/11/01; First Whitney Bank And Trust at 223 Chestnut Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $166.4 mil, Deposits: $146.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Whitney Corporation Of Iowa
  • Great Western Bank: Atlantic Branch at 1407 East 7th Street, branch established on 1995/06/10. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Rolling Hills Bank & Trust: at 1307 East 7th Street, branch established on 1876/07/01. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $207.1 mil, Deposits: $173.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Anita Bancorporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Atlantic Branch at 600 Chestnut Street, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Atlantic:

Marital status in Atlantic, IA
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

For population 25 years and over in Atlantic:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Atlantic
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Atlantic, IA (based on Cass County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,51421
Evangelical Protestant2,38814
Catholic1,4035
Other2732
None5,378-
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: 7
Cass County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Cass County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Cass County:

11.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cass County:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

18.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.7%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.0%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Atlantic:

19.8%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Atlantic:

13.2%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.5%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Atlantic:

52.7%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.6%
State:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Atlantic, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$54,987$59,9860$0
Streets and Highways 7$35,791$61,3560$0
Sewerage 5$27,689$66,4541$883
Local Libraries 3$11,936$47,7444$5,417
Firefighters 3$16,070$64,2801$664
Financial Administration 3$20,102$80,4080$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,323$49,9382$1,225
Police - Other 1$4,055$48,6601$1,996
Airports 1$3,585$43,0200$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$149
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$5,539
Totals for Government 36$182,537$60,84618$15,872

Atlantic government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,258,000 ($185.85)
    Sewerage: $362,000 ($53.48)
    Water Utilities: $122,000 ($18.02)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $9,324,000 ($1377.46)
    Police Protection: $1,456,000 ($215.10)
    Water Utilities: $1,099,000 ($162.36)
    Regular Highways: $982,000 ($145.07)
    Sewerage: $858,000 ($126.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $516,000 ($76.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $501,000 ($74.01)
    Libraries: $445,000 ($65.74)
    General - Other: $428,000 ($63.23)
    Financial Administration: $379,000 ($55.99)
    Air Transportation: $315,000 ($46.54)
    Health - Other: $227,000 ($33.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $86,000 ($12.70)
    General Public Buildings: $67,000 ($9.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000 ($8.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($6.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000 ($5.47)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($4.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $15,000 ($2.22)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $98,000 ($14.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $544,000 ($80.37)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $104,000 ($15.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $186,000 ($27.48)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($2.95)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($2.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,539,000 ($670.56)

Atlantic government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,839,000 ($271.68)
    Air Transportation: $198,000 ($29.25)
    Other: $54,000 ($7.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($7.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,243,000 ($183.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $59,000 ($8.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $504,000 ($74.46)
    Other: $295,000 ($43.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $409,000 ($60.42)
    Interest Earnings: $296,000 ($43.73)
    Rents: $82,000 ($12.11)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($1.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $13,265,000 ($1959.67)
    Water Utilities: $1,448,000 ($213.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,064,000 ($157.19)
    Other: $357,000 ($52.74)
    General Local Government Support: $115,000 ($16.99)
  • Tax - Property: $4,136,000 ($611.02)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,208,000 ($178.46)
    Other License: $91,000 ($13.44)
    Other Selective Sales: $51,000 ($7.53)
    Public Utilities Sales: $25,000 ($3.69)

Atlantic government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,137,000 ($3565.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,629,000 ($3195.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,448,000 ($509.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $940,000 ($138.87)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $720,000 ($106.37)
    Beginning: $705,000 ($104.15)

Atlantic government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,498,000 ($3175.95)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,552,000 ($229.28)
Businesses in Atlantic, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Burger King1SAS Shoes1
Chevrolet1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets5UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
New Balance1YMCA1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Atlantic:

  • KJAN (1220 AM; 0 kW; ATLANTIC, IA; Owner: WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atlantic:

  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSWI (95.7 FM; ATLANTIC, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Atlantic:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
Atlantic fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Atlantic fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 551ft / 168mTotal length
  • 25,145Total average daily traffic
  • 2,699Total average daily truck traffic
  • 25,145Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Atlantic, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 42010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Atlantic, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Atlantic)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 147 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Atlantic, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Atlantic)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Atlantic)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of fires - 62 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Atlantic, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.9%), and Structure Fires (25.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Atlantic, IA
    • 26148.9%Outside Fires
    • 13625.5%Structure Fires
    • 10519.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 326.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Atlantic, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Atlantic, Iowa:

  • Days Inn, 64968 Boston Rd, Atlantic, Iowa 50022 , Phone: (712) 243-4067, Fax: (712) 243-1713
  • Americas Best Value Inn and Suites, 1902 E 7TH St, Atlantic, Iowa 50022 , Phone: (712) 243-4723, Fax: (714) 243-2864
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Atlantic, Iowa
Most common first names in Atlantic, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7878.6 years
William6678.2 years
Mary6582.2 years
Robert5870.9 years
Anna5585.8 years
Donald4473.5 years
Harold4077.4 years
James3877.3 years
Marie3885.9 years
Harry3878.6 years
Most common last names in Atlantic, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson6181.5 years
Anderson5779.3 years
Hansen4978.4 years
Johnson4880.4 years
Christensen4678.4 years
Petersen3680.8 years
Smith3580.4 years
Jensen3081.2 years
Miller2780.0 years
Andersen2780.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Atlantic, IA
  • 70.5%Utility gas
  • 25.7%Electricity
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Atlantic, IA
  • 53.9%Utility gas
  • 40.5%Electricity
  • 2.7%No fuel used
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Atlantic compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Atlantic on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #80 (50022) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries"
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