Barnes City, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 169 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.9%
 
Males: 102  (60.7%)
Females: 67  (39.3%)
Median resident age:

42.4 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50027, 50171.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,505 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Barnes City:

$46,505
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,645 (it was $14,135 in 2000)

Barnes City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,194 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
Barnes City:

$67,194
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $92,756; detached houses: $96,129; mobile homes: $40,942

Median gross rent in 2019: $654.

March 2019 cost of living index in Barnes City: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.7%
  • Races in Barnes City, IA (2019)
    • 23285.6%White alone
    • 217.7%Black alone
    • 83.0%Two or more races
    • 72.6%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (20.8%), Irish (12.0%), American (10.4%), English (6.4%), Swedish (6.4%), Dutch (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1899

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 283 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Barnes City city:

1.0% ($286)
Iowa:

1.3% ($1,077)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (49.9 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (184.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (248.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Gibson, IA (2.1 miles),
Montezuma, IA (2.5 miles ),
Deep River, IA (2.6 miles ),
Thornburg, IA (2.8 miles),
What Cheer, IA (3.1 miles ),
New Sharon, IA (3.1 miles ),
Guernsey, IA (3.4 miles),
Keswick, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 92.47 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Barnes City, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Barnes City, IA in 2019
Barnes City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.1%
Most common industries in Barnes City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (10.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Private households (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (14.6%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Wood products (6.3%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (15.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.6%)
  • Private households (9.6%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.8%)
Most common occupations in Barnes City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.0%)
  • Carpenters (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (22.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (14.6%)
  • Carpenters (12.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.3%)
  • Top executives (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Printing workers (9.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)

Average climate in Barnes City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Barnes City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Barnes City city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 32.4 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barnes City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 185% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 321.9 miles away from Barnes 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 305.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 425.5 miles away from Barnes City center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.9 miles away from Barnes City 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 338.8 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 Mahaska County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Barnes City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Barnes City:

  • MONTEZUMA NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)
  • SENIOR HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MONTEZUMA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barnes City:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 33 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 50 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 51 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 61 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 62 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 65 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 70 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Barnes City: Barnes City Volunteer Fire Department (A), Barnes City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barnes City include: Christian Church (A), Barnes City United Methodist Church (B), Barnes City Community Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Mahaska 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 Barnes City that have no violations reported:

  • BARNES CITY WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 176, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.4%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Barnes City:

Marital status in Barnes City, IA
  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

For population 25 years and over in Barnes City:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Barnes City, IA (based on Mahaska County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,49720
Evangelical Protestant4,03926
Catholic1,0401
Other3552
None12,450-
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: 4
Mahaska County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Here:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Mahaska County:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.4%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

16.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

75.0%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.1%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

14.3%
State:

21.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Barnes City:

6.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.5%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

46.4%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Barnes City:

72.5%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Barnes City, 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
Water Supply 0$0 1$700
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$632
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,332

Barnes City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $361,000 ($2136.09)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $70,000 ($414.20)
    Water Utilities: $67,000 ($396.45)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($165.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($94.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($53.25)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($23.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($17.75)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($17.75)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($11.83)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($5.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,000 ($76.92)

Barnes City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $59,000 ($349.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($100.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,171,000 ($6928.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $87,000 ($514.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($88.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,000 ($53.25)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($35.50)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($337.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($82.84)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($177.51)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,000 ($100.59)
    Other License: $1,000 ($5.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($5.92)

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

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $388,000 ($2295.86)

5.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Wapello County, IA  0.87% ($37,243 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.77% ($33,855)
from Polk County, IA  0.35% ($33,464)


6.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
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 Marion County, IA  0.99% ($40,568 average AGI)
to Wapello County, IA  0.70% ($44,702)
to Polk County, IA  0.68% ($92,268)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barnes City:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barnes City:

  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Barnes City:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 36.6mTotal length
  • 7,464Total average daily traffic
  • 525Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,464Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Barnes City, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Barnes City, IA

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE0FSW, Licensee ID: L01965657, Grant Date: 09/10/2015, Expiration Date: 09/10/2025, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2016, Certifier: Ralph E Beck, Registrant: Ralph E Beck, Barnes City, IA 50027
  • Call Sign: AB0EB, Previous Call Sign: KE0FSW, Licensee ID: L01965657, Grant Date: 01/05/2016, Expiration Date: 01/05/2026, Certifier: Ralph E Beck, Registrant: Ralph E Beck, Barnes City, IA 50027

Most common first names in Barnes City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John572.2 years
James572.0 years
Paul475.5 years
William483.0 years
Fred374.0 years
Clarence376.3 years
Roy372.6 years
Ruth381.9 years
Walter373.4 years
Charles272.0 years
Most common last names in Barnes City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stevens978.0 years
Riggs678.2 years
Sanders583.2 years
Johnson478.7 years
Allen379.7 years
Grife374.6 years
Kinzebach361.4 years
Draughn364.0 years
Sampson388.3 years
Smith356.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Barnes City, IA
  • 77.1%Utility gas
  • 21.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Barnes City, IA
  • 60.0%Electricity
  • 26.7%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Barnes City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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