Onawa, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 2,764 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 
Males: 1,304  (47.2%)
Females: 1,460  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 51040.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,109 (it was $34,796 in 2000)
Onawa:

$37,109
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,163 (it was $17,928 in 2000)

Onawa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $90,201 (it was $59,000 in 2000)
Onawa:

$90,201
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $108,024; detached houses: $108,499

Median gross rent in 2019: $625.

March 2019 cost of living index in Onawa: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.1%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.0% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Onawa, IA (2019)
    • 2,49788.1%White alone
    • 1565.5%American Indian alone
    • 772.7%Hispanic
    • 391.4%Two or more races
    • 371.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.1%Black alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Onawa, Iowa as of December 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Onawa is 226 to 1.


Crime rates in Onawa by year

Type

2014

2015

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(34.2)
3
(104.7)
4
(139.9)
1
(35.1)
4
(144.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(376.3)
17
(593.4)
10
(349.8)
10
(351.1)
7
(253.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(410.5)
18
(628.3)
23
(804.5)
18
(632.0)
6
(217.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
45
(1,540)
91
(3,176)
44
(1,539)
34
(1,194)
20
(724.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(34.2)
7
(244.3)
2
(70.0)
6
(210.7)
7
(253.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(68.4)
1
(34.9)
1
(35.0)
3
(105.3)
1
(36.2)
City-Data.com crime index195.7403.5305.4207.2231.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Onawa, IA

Crime rate in Onawa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.70
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Ancestries: German (16.4%), Irish (14.1%), American (11.8%), English (4.1%), Danish (3.1%), Norwegian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/22/1859

Elevation: 1052 feet

Land area: 4.91 square miles.

Population density: 563 people per square mile   (low).

Onawa, Iowa map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

0.0%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,131 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,909 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (36.0 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (53.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (433.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Turin, IA (2.6 miles),
Blencoe, IA (2.6 miles ),
Whiting, IA (2.7 miles ),
Decatur, NE (2.8 miles ),
Castana, IA (3.2 miles),
Hornick, IA (3.8 miles ),
Rodney, IA (3.8 miles),
Moorhead, IA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.03 N, Longitude: 96.10 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Onawa, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Onawa, IA in 2019
Onawa satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $63,100
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $52,700
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $375,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $15,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Onawa, IA residents
Average permit cost in Onawa, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.1%
Historical population in Onawa, IA
Historical housing units in Onawa, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +151 (+5.1%).
Most common industries in Onawa, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Machinery (8.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Social assistance (8.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Onawa, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.6%)

Average climate in Onawa, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

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Tornado activity:

Onawa-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Onawa city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 7/15/1950, a category F4 tornado 26.5 miles away from the city center injured 33 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Onawa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 260% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 390.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.9 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 225.4 miles away from Onawa center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from Onawa center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 261.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 450.7 miles away from Onawa center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monona County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Onawa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Onawa:

  • BURGESS HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1600 DIAMOND STREET)
  • ELMWOOD CARE CENTRE (222 NORTH 15TH STREET)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC. - ONAWA (1620 DIAMOND ST PLACE)
  • MONONA COUNTY PHNS (610 IOWA AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Onawa:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onawa:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 35 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 50 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 51 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 54 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 54 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 54 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 55 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)

Public high school in Onawa:

Public elementary/middle schools in Onawa:

  • WEST MONONA MIDDLE SCH (Students: 169, Location: 1314 15TH ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • WEST MONONA ELEMENTARY (Location: 611 4TH STREET, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Onawa

Library in Onawa:

  • ONAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $129,012; Location: 707 IOWA AVEW; 26,387 books; 323 audio materials; 783 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 69 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • KMEG 14 TV is owned by Pappas Telecasting. added by Jenn

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Onawa: Monona County Fairgrounds (A), Kiwanis Museum Complex (B), Onawa (C), Monona County Veterans Memorial Museum (D), Monona County Historical Museum (E), Monona County Courthouse (F), Onawa Public Library (G), Monona County Sheriff's Office (H), Onawa Police Department (I), Onawa Fire Department Station 1 (J), Onawa Fire Department Station 2 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Onawa include: Saint John's Catholic Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Community of Christ Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), First Christian Church (E), Faith Lutheran Church (F), Evangelical Free Church (G), Congregational Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Onawa include: Monona County Arboretum (1), Gaukel Park (2), Ropes Park (3), Liberty Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lewis & Clark Festival-Friends of Discovery (Tours & Charters; 21914 Park Loop), Iowa Theater (Tours & Charters; 920 10th Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (I 29 And Hwy # 175), Super 8 Onawa IA (22868 Silbert Avenue).

Courts: Monona County - Human Services Court House- Relief (610 Iowa Avenue), Monona County - Magistrate Court (610 Iowa Avenue).

Birthplace of: Vernon Prichard - Soilder.

Monona 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 Onawa and their reported violations in the past:

ONAWA KOA (Address: 21788 DOGWOOD AVE , Population served: 302, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
LEWIS AND CLARK STATE PARK (Address: 21914 PARK LOOP , Population served: 67, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.2%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Onawa in 2010:

  • 51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
96 people in nursing homes in 2000
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Onawa (2011 data):

  • Blencoe State Bank: Onawa Branch at 21947 State Highway 175, branch established on 2002/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $34.9 mil, Deposits: $30.9 mil, headquarters in Blencoe, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Monona Bancorporation
  • Iowa - Nebraska State Bank: Onawa Branch at 902 Tenth Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $194.8 mil, Deposits: $154.5 mil, headquarters in South Sioux City, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Commfirst Bancorporation, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Onawa Branch at 1030 Tenth Street, branch established on 1888/05/15. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Great Southern Bank: 921 Iowa Avenue Branch at 921 Iowa Avenue, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Onawa:

Marital status in Onawa, IA
  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Onawa:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Onawa
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Religion statistics for Onawa, IA (based on Monona County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,51813
Evangelical Protestant1,7149
Catholic1,2074
Other11
None3,803-
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
Monona County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Monona County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Monona County:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
Iowa:

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

16.2%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Onawa:

52.1%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.5%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Onawa:

19.9%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.4%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.1%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Onawa:

56.4%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Onawa:

78.4%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Onawa, 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
Police Protection - Officers 4$15,960$47,8801$587
Streets and Highways 3$12,698$50,7920$0
Electric Power 3$17,788$71,1520$0
Financial Administration 3$11,340$45,3600$0
Water Supply 2$6,404$38,4240$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,044$36,5282$79
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,875$46,5000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,658$43,8960$0
Local Libraries 1$3,680$44,1605$2,492
Sewerage 1$3,238$38,8560$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,855
Totals for Government 20$81,685$49,01115$5,013

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $72,000 ($26.05)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,958,000 ($1070.19)
    General - Other: $1,048,000 ($379.16)
    Sewerage: $671,000 ($242.76)
    Police Protection: $442,000 ($159.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000 ($122.65)
    Water Utilities: $314,000 ($113.60)
    Regular Highways: $264,000 ($95.51)
    Libraries: $191,000 ($69.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $99,000 ($35.82)
    General Public Buildings: $75,000 ($27.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000 ($24.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000 ($12.66)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($10.49)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($8.32)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($5.43)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($1.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($7.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $142,000 ($51.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $218,000 ($78.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $133,000 ($48.12)
    Electric Utilities: $112,000 ($40.52)
    Water Utilities: $107,000 ($38.71)
    Sewerage: $57,000 ($20.62)
    General Public Building: $11,000 ($3.98)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($2.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($2.17)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($1.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,215,000 ($439.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($13.75)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $674,000 ($243.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($19.90)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $21,000 ($7.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $157,000 ($56.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000 ($20.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $215,000 ($77.79)
    Rents: $22,000 ($7.96)
    Sale of Property: $19,000 ($6.87)
    Special Assessments: $14,000 ($5.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000 ($4.34)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($3.98)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,085,000 ($1116.14)
    Water Utilities: $713,000 ($257.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $384,000 ($138.93)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Tax - Property: $1,362,000 ($492.76)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $265,000 ($95.88)
    Other License: $12,000 ($4.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($1.09)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.36)

Onawa government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,044,000 ($739.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,813,000 ($655.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $231,000 ($83.57)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,074,000 ($1835.75)

4.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.52% ($42,358 average AGI)
Businesses in Onawa, IA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
McDonald's1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Onawa:

  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Onawa:

  • KZSR (102.3 FM; ONAWA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KILV (107.5 FM; CASTANA, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KKYY (101.3 FM; WHITING, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KSUX (105.7 FM; WINNEBAGO, NE; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KBLR-FM (97.3 FM; BLAIR, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Onawa:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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.)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
Onawa fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Onawa fatal accident list:

Jul 25, 2016 12:51 AM, Sr-175/Iowa Ave, 10th St, Lat: 42.026675, Lon: -96.097261, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 19, 2014 01:16 AM, Cr-225th St, Lat: 42.030939, Lon: -96.120267, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 5, 2003 09:45 PM, Sr-175, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 16, 1980 07:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 65.2mTotal length
  • 67,350Total average daily traffic
  • 16,923Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,550Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Onawa, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Onawa, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Onawa, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Onawa)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 268CD, N268CD, N-268CD, Serial Number: 0436, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 03/17/2003, Certificate Issue Date: 02/27/2004
    Registrant (LLC): Strategic Initiative LLC, 520 15th St, Onawa, IA 51040
  • Aircraft: GANTZ BILL A CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582UL DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 447LG, N447LG, N-447LG, Serial Number: CH2-0210-LSS-0167, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 03/02/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): Bill Gantz Farms Inc, 23928 Hwy K 45, Onawa, IA 51040
  • Aircraft: BEECH G35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225-8 (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4566D, N4566D, N-4566D, Serial Number: D-4739, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 08/18/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Mark E Petersen, 715 Emerald St, Onawa, IA 51040

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 21. The highest number of reported fires - 42 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Onawa, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.2%), and Structure Fires (33.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Onawa, IA
    • 14244.2%Outside Fires
    • 10733.3%Structure Fires
    • 6520.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 72.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Onawa, IA
Most common first names in Onawa, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3981.8 years
William3877.5 years
George3677.5 years
John3574.4 years
Robert3370.0 years
James2973.3 years
Charles2878.8 years
Helen2680.9 years
Anna2286.1 years
Earl2073.4 years
Most common last names in Onawa, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5277.3 years
Anderson3079.6 years
Davis2275.9 years
Smith2078.4 years
Olson1880.4 years
Hansen1881.8 years
Miller1677.9 years
Jones1476.8 years
Sorenson1177.6 years
Peterson1076.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Onawa, IA
  • 74.7%Utility gas
  • 21.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Onawa, IA
  • 54.4%Utility gas
  • 35.1%Electricity
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Other fuel


Onawa compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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