Gilmore City, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 477 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.2%
 
Males: 234  (49.1%)
Females: 243  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50541.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,230 (it was $31,827 in 2000)
Gilmore City:

$47,230
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,334 (it was $15,511 in 2000)

Gilmore City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $70,827 (it was $39,000 in 2000)
Gilmore City:

$70,827
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $53,407; detached houses: $53,658

Median gross rent in 2017: $456.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gilmore City: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%
  • Races in Gilmore City, IA (2010)
    • 48896.8%White alone
    • 81.6%Hispanic
    • 40.8%Two or more races
    • 20.4%Black alone
    • 20.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Gilmore City, Iowa as of November 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gilmore City is 238 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (19.2%), German (17.8%), Norwegian (14.6%), English (10.5%), Irish (6.4%), Danish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/16/1887

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 1.24 square miles.

Population density: 385 people per square mile   (very low).

Gilmore City, Iowa map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $695 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $696 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (63.9 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (129.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (351.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bradgate, IA (2.3 miles),
Pioneer, IA (2.4 miles),
Rolfe, IA (2.7 miles ),
Rutland, IA (2.8 miles),
Palmer, IA (3.3 miles ),
Clare, IA (3.3 miles),
Humboldt, IA (3.4 miles ),
Pocahontas, IA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 94.44 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Gilmore City, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gilmore City, IA in 2017
Gilmore City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $167,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Gilmore City, IA residents
Average permit cost in Gilmore City, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+6.5%).
Most common industries in Gilmore City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (18.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (18.5%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.6%)
  • Truck transportation (7.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.9%)
  • Machinery (17.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Gilmore City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.7%)
  • Registered nurses (7.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)

Average climate in Gilmore City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gilmore City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Gilmore City city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gilmore City-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 218.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from Gilmore City center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.3 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 453.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 158.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Humboldt County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gilmore City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gilmore City:

  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; POCAHONTAS, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MANSON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MANSON, IA)

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

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 21 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 40 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 51 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa State University (about 64 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 73 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 83 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 88 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Public elementary/middle school in Gilmore City:

See full list of schools located in Gilmore City

Library in Gilmore City:

  • GILMORE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $34,332; Location: 308 S GILMORE; 8,976 books; 88 audio materials; 795 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 62 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gilmore City: Gilmore City (A), Pro Cooperative Elevator (B), Gilmore City Ambulance (C), Gilmore City Fire Department (D), Gilmore City Police Department (E), Gilmore City City Hall (F), Gilmore City Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gilmore City include: Saint John's Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), Faith United Methodist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Humboldt 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 Gilmore City and their reported violations in the past:

GILMORE CITY WATERWORKS (Population served: 504, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2011), St BCA signed (NOV-30-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2007), St BCA signed (NOV-16-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Gilmore City (2011 data):

  • Bank Iowa: Gilmore City Branch at 106 Southeast C Avenue, branch established on 1931/10/19. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $1,089.9 mil, Deposits: $913.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Iowa Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Gilmore City:

Marital status in Gilmore City, IA
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Gilmore City:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gilmore City, IA (based on Humboldt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,6139
Evangelical Protestant1,7417
Catholic1,3172
Other-1
None2,144-
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: 2
This county:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Humboldt County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.9%
State:

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

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gilmore City:

43.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Gilmore City:

27.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.0%
Iowa:

22.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

22.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

58.4%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Gilmore City:

86.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gilmore City, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$2,704$16,2246$622
Streets and Highways 2$1,318$7,9080$0
Sewerage 2$1,076$6,4560$0
Parks and Recreation 2$314$1,8840$0
Water Supply 2$1,603$9,6180$0
Other and Unallocable 2$2,015$12,0902$142
Firefighters 1$93$1,11613$195
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 7$1,068
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,721
Totals for Government 13$9,123$8,42131$3,748

Gilmore City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $527,000 ($1104.82)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $736,000 ($1542.98)
    Water Utilities: $167,000 ($350.10)
    Regular Highways: $81,000 ($169.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000 ($92.24)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($83.86)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($77.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($54.51)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($52.41)
    Health - Other: $25,000 ($52.41)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($50.31)
    General Public Buildings: $18,000 ($37.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($31.45)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($12.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($8.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($39.83)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $157,000 ($329.14)

Gilmore City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $60,000 ($125.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($96.44)
    Other: $20,000 ($41.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $113,000 ($236.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $32,000 ($67.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $30,000 ($62.89)
    Rents: $3,000 ($6.29)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.19)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $887,000 ($1859.54)
    Water Utilities: $136,000 ($285.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $48,000 ($100.63)
    Other: $3,000 ($6.29)
  • Tax - Property: $154,000 ($322.85)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $44,000 ($92.24)
    Other License: $1,000 ($2.10)

Gilmore City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $915,000 ($1918.24)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $560,000 ($1174.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $402,000 ($842.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,000 ($98.53)

Gilmore City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,147,000 ($2404.61)

4.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 Webster County, IA  1.23% ($39,660 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gilmore City:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gilmore City:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Gilmore City:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Gilmore City fatal accident list:

Aug 18, 2012 06:52 PM, Sr-3, Se 2nd St, Lat: 42.732400, Lon: -94.440350, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.5mTotal length
  • 2,680Total average daily traffic
  • 439Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,680Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Most common first names in Gilmore City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1377.7 years
Mary1282.2 years
William979.9 years
George978.0 years
Helen778.3 years
Dorothy683.5 years
Frank676.3 years
Ethel679.5 years
Harold680.0 years
James672.7 years
Most common last names in Gilmore City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peters678.8 years
Brown667.7 years
Anderson675.2 years
Miller672.4 years
Christensen681.0 years
Cirks677.2 years
Ford669.7 years
Wallace572.4 years
Stamper587.4 years
Smith581.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gilmore City, IA
  • 94.9%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gilmore City, IA
  • 60.6%Utility gas
  • 39.4%Electricity


Gilmore City compared to Iowa state average:

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