Hospers, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 704 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.8%
 
Males: 375  (53.3%)
Females: 329  (46.7%)
Median resident age:

34.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51238.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,029 (it was $37,083 in 2000)
Hospers:

$55,029
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,005 (it was $17,851 in 2000)

Hospers city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,314 (it was $66,800 in 2000)
Hospers:

$121,314
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $105,806; detached houses: $110,957; townhouses or other attached units: $47,500; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $113,304; mobile homes: $19,191

Median gross rent in 2017: $697.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hospers: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.2%
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  • Races in Hospers, IA (2010)
    • 67096.0%White alone
    • 152.1%Hispanic
    • 60.9%Two or more races
    • 30.4%Asian alone
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Hospers, Iowa as of September 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hospers is 254 to 1.


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Ancestries: Dutch (45.2%), German (24.8%), American (14.3%), Irish (2.1%), Luxemburger (1.6%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/6/1890

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,496 people per square mile   (low).

Hospers, Iowa map

16 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

2.1%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,326 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,370 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (46.8 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (125.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (428.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Granville, IA (2.5 miles ),
Alton, IA (2.8 miles ),
Sheldon, IA (2.9 miles ),
Archer, IA (2.9 miles),
Orange City, IA (3.0 miles ),
Boyden, IA (3.1 miles ),
Matlock, IA (3.5 miles),
Paullina, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 95.90 W

Area code: 712

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $167,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $227,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $275,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Hospers, IA residents
Average permit cost in Hospers, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in Hospers, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (15.9%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Apparel (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (24.9%)
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Food (4.1%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (11.1%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Hospers, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
  • Child care workers (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Top executives (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.9%)

Average climate in Hospers, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Hospers-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Hospers city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/22/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hospers-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% 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 179.8 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 192.4 miles away from Hospers 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 152.9 miles away from Hospers center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 138.3 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 181.1 miles away from Hospers center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from Hospers center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sioux County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospers topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hospers:

  • NORTHWEST IOWA DIALYSIS CENTER (112 SUNRISE DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Hospers:

  • SANFORD SHELDON MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • ORANGE CITY AREA HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ORANGE CITY, IA)
  • VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; ORANGE CITY, IA)
  • ORANGE CITY MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ORANGE CITY, IA)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ORANGE CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hospers:

  • Buena Vista University (about 47 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 47 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 56 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 56 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 59 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Wayne State College (about 81 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 96 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Public elementary/middle school in Hospers:

See full list of schools located in Hospers

Library in Hospers:

  • HOSPERS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $57,100; Location: 213 MAIN ST; 12,498 books; 550 audio materials; 546 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 35 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hospers: Hospers (A), Farmers Co-op Elevator (B), Hospers Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hospers include: Christian Reformed Church (A), Saint Anthonys Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C), First Reformed Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hospers: World War II Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Sioux 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 Hospers and their reported violations in the past:

HOSPERS MUNICIPAL WATER DEPT (Population served: 703, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2010), St BCA signed (AUG-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-11-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
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: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Hospers (2011 data):

  • American State Bank: Hospers Branch at 100 Second Avenue North, branch established on 1973/06/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $567.8 mil, Deposits: $473.7 mil, headquarters in Sioux Center, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ambank Company, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hospers:

Marital status in Hospers, IA
  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 69.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

For population 25 years and over in Hospers:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hospers
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hospers, IA (based on Sioux County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,31632
Evangelical Protestant12,98841
Catholic2,4716
Other1-
None4,928-
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: 9
Sioux County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Sioux County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.5%
State:

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

15.0%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hospers:

47.6%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.3%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hospers:

11.6%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hospers:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Hospers:

34.8%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

55.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hospers, 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
Local Libraries 1$3,000$36,0004$942
Sewerage 1$4,018$48,2160$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$5,882
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$217
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2$7,018$42,10820$7,041

Hospers government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $84,000 ($119.32)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($14.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($5.68)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $564,000 ($801.14)
    Water Utilities: $282,000 ($400.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000 ($250.00)
    Police Protection: $81,000 ($115.06)
    General - Other: $69,000 ($98.01)
    Libraries: $61,000 ($86.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($49.72)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($34.09)
    Health - Other: $20,000 ($28.41)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($24.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($14.20)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($11.36)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($4.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($7.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $163,000 ($231.53)

Hospers government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $222,000 ($315.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000 ($69.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($53.98)
    Other: $26,000 ($36.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $25,000 ($35.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $440,000 ($625.00)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($4.26)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $331,000 ($470.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $86,000 ($122.16)
    Other: $4,000 ($5.68)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Tax - Property: $285,000 ($404.83)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $71,000 ($100.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,000 ($8.52)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.42)

Hospers government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000 ($191.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000 ($106.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000 ($85.23)

Hospers government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $834,000 ($1184.66)

3.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
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 Lyon County, IA  0.35% ($78,366 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.30% ($38,472)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.29% ($64,543)


4.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
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 O'Brien County, IA  0.48% ($44,772 average AGI)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.40% ($39,646)
to Lyon County, IA  0.31% ($48,595)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hospers:

  • KIWA (1550 AM; 1 kW; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSOU (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hospers:

  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Hospers:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Hospers fatal accident list:

Dec 19, 1998 00:17 AM, Sr-60, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 295ft / 89.9mTotal length
  • 12,745Total average daily traffic
  • 1,820Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,745Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hospers, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hospers, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hospers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1 Mi W 2 Mi N (Lat: 43.099972 Lon: -95.923361), Call Sign: WNGV265,
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.237 MHz, 862.237 MHz, 863.237 MHz, 864.237 MHz, 865.237 MHz, Grant Date: 07/16/2011, Expiration Date: 09/29/2021, Cancellation Date: 06/27/2012, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 1 Mi W 2 Mi N (Lat: 43.099972 Lon: -95.923361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Call Sign: WPQW823, Licensee ID: L00001014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.987 MHz, 863.987 MHz, 864.987 MHz, 865.987 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2002, Expiration Date: 02/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2011, Certifier: Robin J Glenny, Registrant: Nextel Wip Expansion Two Corp.

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1 Mi W & 2 Mi N (Lat: 43.099972 Lon: -95.923361), Call Sign: KNHL329, Licensee ID: L00117747,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.725 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2003, Expiration Date: 10/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2013, Registrant: Radio & Tv Center, 1034 Main St, Hull, IA 51239, Phone: (712) 439-1441
  • Hwy 60 S Of Hospers Iowa-West Side (Lat: 43.069972 Lon: -95.908639), Call Sign: KNFD808, Licensee ID: L00022767,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.335 MHz, Grant Date: 03/01/2002, Expiration Date: 03/20/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2012, Registrant: Joes Feed Service Inc, Hospers, IA 51238, Phone: (712) 752-8265
  • Lat: 43.072639 Lon: -95.907083, Call Sign: WQQQ457,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.850 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2013, Expiration Date: 02/12/2023, Certifier: Roger Van Bruggen, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 706 N Grand Ave, Spencer, IA 51301, Phone: (712) 262-4001, Fax: (712) 262-4039, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • 1 Mile Northwest Of (Lat: 43.099972 Lon: -95.923333), Call Sign: KNKD525, Licensee ID: L00091804,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, Grant Date: 07/13/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/20/2004, Registrant: Hospers Telephone Exchange, Inc., Hosper, 107 2nd Avenue, Hospers, IA 51238
  • 3797 Lily Ave (Lat: 43.099167 Lon: -95.920556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: KNKD689,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/21/2003, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0LLO, Licensee ID: L00750388, Grant Date: 07/17/2013, Expiration Date: 09/07/2023, Certifier: Eric J Evink, Registrant: Eric J Evink, 120 Sunrise Drive, Hospers, IA 51238
  • Call Sign: WD0FLD, Licensee ID: L00958644, Grant Date: 12/31/2014, Expiration Date: 03/20/2025, Certifier: Lloyd R Dolphin, Registrant: Lloyd R Dolphin, 305 Fir St, Hospers, IA 51238

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: OOSTERHUIS JIM RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A3B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 184RV , Serial Number: 81730, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 12/16/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 09/12/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Air O Enterprises, 3973 Nest Ave, Hospers, IA 51238
  • Aircraft: EPPERLEY JAMES JULIAN CHALLENGER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 65302 , Serial Number: CH20490-0524, Certificate Issue Date: 04/04/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Kevin L Burd, Po Box 207, Hospers, IA 51238
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/28/2018

Most common first names in Hospers, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1974.0 years
Henry977.8 years
Margaret880.7 years
Gertrude784.7 years
Peter782.3 years
Gerrit683.9 years
Anna590.2 years
Edward579.7 years
William582.2 years
James476.2 years
Most common last names in Hospers, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hulst768.5 years
Klein674.1 years
Hofmeyer680.7 years
Jungers678.8 years
Oldenkamp664.5 years
Roetman682.2 years
Huygens586.8 years
Boone583.4 years
Dykstra586.6 years
Rensink585.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hospers, IA
  • 54.2%Utility gas
  • 43.3%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hospers, IA
  • 90.5%Electricity
  • 9.5%Utility gas


Hospers compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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