Graf, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 81 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.0%
 
Males: 37  (46.9%)
Females: 44  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

45.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip code: 52039

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,391 (it was $56,250 in 2000)
Graf:

$44,391
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $40,875 (it was $14,438 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $158,453 (it was $95,000 in 2000)
Graf:

$158,453
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $180,856; detached houses: $180,327

Median gross rent in 2019: $448.

March 2019 cost of living index in Graf: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.3%
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Ancestries: German (81.8%), American (9.1%), Irish (4.5%), Norwegian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/30/1933

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 579 people per square mile   (low).

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4 residents are foreign born (5.5% Africa).

This city:

5.5%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,774 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,320 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (9.5 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (85.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (169.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Centralia, IA (1.6 miles),
Peosta, IA (1.9 miles ),
Epworth, IA (2.1 miles ),
Bankston, IA (2.1 miles),
Asbury, IA (2.4 miles ),
Rickardsville, IA (2.5 miles),
Durango, IA (2.6 miles),
Farley, IA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.49 N, Longitude: 90.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

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

Graf satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

3.1%

Average climate in Graf, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.9. This is about average.

City:

63.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Graf-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Graf city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 tornado 32.6 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Graf-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 92% 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 320.7 miles away from Graf 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 124.1 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 298.5 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 320.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 126.9 miles away from Graf center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 351.9 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 Dubuque County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Graf:

  • HERITAGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • HACIENDA COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF DUBUQUE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • ENNOBLE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • LUTHER MANOR RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • WEST 32ND COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • DUBUQUE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Graf:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 26 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 53 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Ashford University (about 57 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 57 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 68 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 68 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 68 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)

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Dubuque 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:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

82.8%
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 Graf:

Marital status in Graf, IA
  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Graf:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Graf, IA (based on Dubuque County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,91729
Mainline Protestant7,45724
Evangelical Protestant5,61330
Other9796
Orthodox701
Black Protestant-1
None29,617-
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: 11
Dubuque County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Dubuque County:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 90
Dubuque County:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
State:

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

12.7%
Iowa:

14.5%
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
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$22
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$255
Totals for Government 0$0 6$277

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($37.04)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($37.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($24.69)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($12.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($12.35)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($24.69)

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

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($61.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,000 ($135.80)
    Property: $7,000 ($86.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,000 ($395.06)

4.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
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 Jackson County, IA  0.25% ($36,814 average AGI)
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.24% ($53,208)
from Grant County, WI  0.24% ($41,211)


4.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
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 Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($40,743 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.24% ($37,883)
to Cook County, IL  0.22% ($28,191)

Strongest AM radio stations in Graf:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Graf:

  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KDST (99.3 FM; DYERSVILLE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Graf:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.3mTotal length
  • 2,530Total average daily traffic
  • 183Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,530Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$120,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Graf, IA
  • 69.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.7%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Electricity
  • 8.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Graf, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Graf compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
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