Laurens, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,156 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.7%
 
Males: 562  (48.7%)
Females: 594  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

49.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50554.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,249 (it was $33,188 in 2000)
Laurens:

$49,249
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,217 (it was $16,711 in 2000)

Laurens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $85,537 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Laurens:

$85,537
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $90,654; detached houses: $91,845; townhouses or other attached units: $96,655; in 2-unit structures: $69,620; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,407; mobile homes: $11,378

Median gross rent in 2017: $566.

March 2019 cost of living index in Laurens: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.5%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Laurens, IA (2017)
    • 1,15489.6%White alone
    • 554.3%Black alone
    • 312.4%Hispanic
    • 191.5%Asian alone
    • 131.0%Two or more races
    • 50.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Laurens, Iowa as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Laurens is 257 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (34.3%), Irish (10.4%), Norwegian (10.2%), American (8.5%), Swedish (6.2%), English (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/30/1890

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,566 people per square mile   (low).

Laurens, Iowa map

17 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $939 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $835 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (82.3 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (125.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (373.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Marathon, IA (2.6 miles ),
Albert City, IA (2.6 miles ),
Havelock, IA (2.7 miles),
Mallard, IA (3.2 miles ),
Webb, IA (3.3 miles),
Curlew, IA (3.3 miles),
Plover, IA (3.4 miles),
Pocahontas, IA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.85 N, Longitude: 94.85 W

Area code: 712

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Laurens, IA residents
Average permit cost in Laurens, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Laurens, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (20.7%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (28.4%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (7.2%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Machinery (12.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Laurens, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Laurens, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Laurens, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Laurens-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Laurens city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 19.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laurens-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% 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 203.9 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 247.4 miles away from the 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 205.4 miles away from Laurens center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from Laurens 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 193.7 miles away from Laurens center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 138.8 miles away from Laurens center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pocahontas County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laurens topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Laurens:

  • LAURENS CARE CENTER (304 EAST VETERANS ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Laurens:

  • PLEASANT VIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ALBERT CITY, IA)
  • POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; POCAHONTAS, IA)
  • SIOUX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurens:

  • Buena Vista University (about 24 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 39 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 42 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 81 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa State University (about 84 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 90 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 100 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

Public high school in Laurens:

Public elementary/middle schools in Laurens:

See full list of schools located in Laurens

Library in Laurens:

  • LAURENS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $107,794; Location: 273 N THIRD; 22,414 books; 648 audio materials; 1,435 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 74 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • add First Christian Church
  • KICD AM 1240 and FM 107.7 are both good radio stations listened to locally in Laurens, for both news and entertainment. and need to be added to this listing.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Laurens: Laurens (A), Laurens Fire Department (B), Laurens Ambulance Service (C), Laurens Public Library (D), Laurens City Town Hall (E), Laurens City Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Laurens include: United Methodist Church (A), Bethany Lutheran Church (B), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Donald R. Norland - Diplomat, Adrian Lynch - Baseball player.

Pocahontas 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:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
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: 0.2% of all households
29 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
43 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Laurens (2011 data):

  • Laurens State Bank: at 102 South Third Street, branch established on 1935/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $64.6 mil, Deposits: $57.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Laurens Bancorp, Ltd.
  • Iowa Trust & Savings Bank: Laurens Branch at 200 West Main Street, branch established on 2007/05/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.3 mil, Deposits: $132.9 mil, headquarters in Emmetsburg, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Emmetsburg Bank Shares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Laurens:

Marital status in Laurens, IA
  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Laurens:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Iowa average:

10.5

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Laurens, IA (based on Pocahontas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,67213
Catholic1,7215
Evangelical Protestant1526
Other--
None2,765-
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: 5
This county:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Pocahontas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
Iowa:

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

19.0%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Laurens:

51.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.2%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Laurens:

19.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Laurens:

9.6%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.0%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

56.2%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Laurens:

76.3%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Laurens, 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
Electric Power 7$29,269$50,1751$124
Other Government Administration 7$2,800$4,8000$0
Local Libraries 2$4,675$28,0502$1,464
Police Protection - Officers 2$8,091$48,5460$0
Water Supply 1$4,555$54,6600$0
Judicial and Legal 1$102$1,2240$0
Financial Administration 1$2,980$35,7600$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,122$37,4641$423
Sewerage 1$4,209$50,5080$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,516$42,1920$0
Health 0$0 12$896
Totals for Government 24$63,319$31,66016$2,907

Laurens government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($51.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000 ($46.71)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($38.06)
    Sewerage: $33,000 ($28.55)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,487,000 ($2151.38)
    Water Utilities: $242,000 ($209.34)
    Regular Highways: $195,000 ($168.69)
    Police Protection: $192,000 ($166.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000 ($138.41)
    Libraries: $121,000 ($104.67)
    Sewerage: $117,000 ($101.21)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($96.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000 ($82.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($37.20)
    Health - Other: $33,000 ($28.55)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($22.49)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($14.71)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($12.98)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($7.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($2.60)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($26.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000 ($31.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $169,000 ($146.19)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($47.58)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($20.76)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($18.17)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($9.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $818,000 ($707.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($23.36)

Laurens government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $224,000 ($193.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $185,000 ($160.03)
    Other: $45,000 ($38.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($9.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $7,000 ($6.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $30,000 ($25.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $51,000 ($44.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $81,000 ($70.07)
    Rents: $17,000 ($14.71)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($8.65)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($7.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($5.19)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($4.33)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,499,000 ($2161.76)
    Water Utilities: $326,000 ($282.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $119,000 ($102.94)
    Other: $4,000 ($3.46)
  • Tax - Property: $509,000 ($440.31)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $128,000 ($110.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $25,000 ($21.63)
    Other License: $3,000 ($2.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.87)

Laurens government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,003,000 ($2597.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,245,000 ($1942.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $961,000 ($831.31)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $203,000 ($175.61)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,048,000 ($906.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $532,000 ($460.21)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurens:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurens:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Laurens:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Laurens fatal accident list:

Aug 13, 1995 12:01 AM, E Allen St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.2mTotal length
  • 2,935Total average daily traffic
  • 427Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,935Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Laurens)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 204 Walnut St (Lat: 42.851639 Lon: -94.834972), Call Sign: KAP350, Licensee ID: L00038587,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.9600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/02/1997, Expiration Date: 02/25/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Dwight E Van Genderen, 204 Walnut St, Laurens, IA 50554, Phone: (712) 845-4440
  • 13900 440th Street (Lat: 42.849417 Lon: -94.837750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: KAE698,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.350 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2014, Expiration Date: 06/02/2024, Certifier: Richard R Jergens, Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511-0248, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • 4 Mi S Hwy N 28 1/3 Mi E Hwy C29 (Lat: 42.788028 Lon: -94.876083), Call Sign: KNBP457, Licensee ID: L00397939,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.125 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2011, Expiration Date: 10/06/2021, Registrant: Walter Schultz, 13400 480th St, Laurens, IA 50554-8611, Phone: (712) 845-2363
  • Atop Grain Elevator At 400 Walnut St (Lat: 42.850806 Lon: -94.848028), Call Sign: WRU225, Licensee ID: L00491443,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.850 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/1998, Expiration Date: 05/05/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2003, Registrant: Lynn C Harris, 4926 370th Ave, Curlew, IA 50527-8538
  • Lat: 42.885583 Lon: -94.836306, Call Sign: WQSB370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.000 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 08/26/2023, Certifier: Matt Hertz, Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • Lat: 42.851167 Lon: -94.840861, Call Sign: WRCX994,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.087 MHz, 466.387 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 469.912 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2019, Expiration Date: 02/25/2029, Certifier: Scott Madsen, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 706 N. Grand Avenue, Spencer, IA 51301, Phone: (712) 262-4001, Fax: (712) 262-4039, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • LAURENS TWR, .5 Mi Se (Lat: 42.836083 Lon: -94.836917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 115.2 m, Overall height: 118.3 m, Call Sign: WNTH447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.950 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2010, Expiration Date: 11/29/2020, Cancellation Date: 05/29/2019, Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 200 First St Se, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • 0.5 Mi Se (Lat: 42.836083 Lon: -94.836917), Overall height: 118.3 m, Call Sign: WPNN322,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.443 MHz, 952.443 MHz, Grant Date: 04/20/2018, Expiration Date: 06/19/2028, Registrant: Corn Belt Power Cooperative, 1300 13th St. N., Humboldt, IA 50548, Phone: (515) 332-7714, Fax: (515) 332-1375, Email:
  • Laurens, .5 Mi Se (Lat: 42.836083 Lon: -94.836917), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 115.2 m, Overall height: 118.3 m, Call Sign: WPYD396,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 5974.85 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 05/07/2013, Expiration Date: 07/22/2023, Certifier: Allan J Becker, Registrant: Corn Belt Power Cooperative, 1300 North 13th Street, Humboldt, IA 50548, Phone: (515) 332-7714, Fax: (515) 332-1375, Email:
  • LAURENS II, 13708 450th Street (Lat: 42.834222 Lon: -94.842444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQOL616,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 11/08/2011, Expiration Date: 11/08/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • LAURENS, 400 Walnut Street (Lat: 42.848111 Lon: -94.852750), Type: Silo, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 62.5 m, Call Sign: WQRN519,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2013, Expiration Date: 06/25/2023, Certifier: Chase W Cox, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • LAURENS, .5 Mi Se (Lat: 42.836111 Lon: -94.836944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 115.2 m, Overall height: 118.3 m, Call Sign: KAY55,
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.000 MHz, 2134.80 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/1998, Expiration Date: 08/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/23/2004, Phone: (515) 332-2571

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K0ZAJ, Grant Date: 05/05/1995, Expiration Date: 05/05/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2007, Registrant: Bernard R Winkler, 311 S First, Laurens, IA 50554

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3103N , Serial Number: 13361, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 10/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Jane R Hartsock, 16675 470th St, Laurens, IA 50554
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 441 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 10, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: AIRESEARCH TPE331 SERIES (904 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 553AM , Serial Number: 441-0219, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 07/31/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 07/25/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Goserv Global Inc, 47902 170th Ave, Laurens, IA 50554

Most common first names in Laurens, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1678.9 years
Helen1681.3 years
Anna1590.1 years
Mary1583.0 years
Robert1472.7 years
George1378.2 years
Florence1284.5 years
William1277.2 years
Henry1081.0 years
Charles1081.5 years
Most common last names in Laurens, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2579.9 years
Peterson1974.3 years
Anderson1580.1 years
Rubel1182.6 years
Runneberg1179.5 years
Carlson1086.0 years
Richardson1077.1 years
Larson1080.6 years
Olson876.5 years
Olberding871.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Laurens, IA
  • 51.8%Electricity
  • 44.3%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Laurens, IA
  • 50.6%Electricity
  • 49.4%Utility gas


Laurens compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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