Onslow, Iowa

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Population in 2022: 201 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 
Males: 96  (48.1%)
Females: 105  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

27.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 52321.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $40,023 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Onslow:

$40,023
IA:

$69,588

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $19,727 (it was $11,916 in 2000)

Onslow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $103,622 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Onslow:

$103,622
IA:

$194,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $111,330; detached houses: $117,595; mobile homes: $34,051

Median gross rent in 2022: $731.

March 2022 cost of living index in Onslow: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 43.5%
(36.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 62.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

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  • Races in Onslow, IA (2022)
    • 27686.2%White alone
    • 247.5%Black alone
    • 82.5%Hispanic
    • 61.9%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Onslow, Iowa as of July 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Onslow is 110 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (27.1%), American (7.9%), Dutch (7.1%), English (7.1%), Norwegian (5.0%), Irish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/20/1888

Elevation: 916 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 870 people per square mile   (low).

Onslow, Iowa map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Iowa:

5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,378 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $785 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (32.3 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (106.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (172.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wyoming, IA (1.8 miles ),
Center Junction, IA (2.0 miles),
Monmouth, IA (2.7 miles),
Oxford Junction, IA (3.0 miles ),
Baldwin, IA (3.0 miles),
Olin, IA (3.1 miles ),
Monticello, IA (3.6 miles ),
Cascade, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.11 N, Longitude: 91.02 W

Area code: 563

Distribution of median household income in Onslow, IA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Onslow, IA in 2022
Onslow satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Onslow, IA residents
Average permit cost in Onslow, IA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

2.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in Onslow, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (11.7%)
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.0%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Paper (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.2%)
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Machinery (9.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.8%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (5.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.8%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (18.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (5.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Onslow, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (10.2%)
  • Cashiers (10.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)

Average climate in Onslow, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Onslow-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Onslow city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 tornado 21.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Onslow-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 112% 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 301.8 miles away from Onslow 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 280.6 miles away from Onslow center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 301.8 miles away from Onslow 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 117.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from Onslow center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 301.5 miles away from Onslow 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 Jones County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Onslow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Onslow:

  • MONTICELLO NURSING AND REHAB CEN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MONTICELLO, IA)
  • EASTERN IOWA VISITING NURSES AND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MONTICELLO, IA)
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MONTICELLO, IA)
  • JONES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ANAMOSA, IA)
  • SHADY REST CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CASCADE, IA)
  • CLARENCE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLARENCE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onslow:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 36 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 41 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 45 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 46 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Ashford University (about 46 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 47 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 49 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Onslow Fire Department and First Responders (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Onslow include: Presbyterian Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Onslow include: Chamberlain Park (1), Onslow Ball Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jones 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:

55.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Onslow (2011 data):

  • Ohnward Bank & Trust: Onslow Branch at 205 Main Street, branch established on 1991/08/05. Info updated 2009/11/13: Bank assets: $188.8 mil, Deposits: $158.4 mil, headquarters in Cascade, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ohnward Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Onslow:

Marital status in Onslow, IA
  • Never married: 42.7%
  • Now married: 31.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 19.3%

For population 25 years and over in Onslow:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Onslow, IA (based on Jones County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,30822
Catholic3,4634
Evangelical Protestant1,1229
Other71
None10,738-
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
Here:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Jones County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.5%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

27.0%
Iowa:

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

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.2%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.7%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.6%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

20.3%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

45.9%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

52.8%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.0%
State:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Onslow, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$16
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,555
Totals for Government 0$0 7$2,571

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $31,000 ($154.23)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($109.45)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($84.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($79.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($79.60)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($74.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($54.73)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($44.78)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($34.83)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($24.88)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($9.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($199.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $2,000 ($9.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,000 ($189.05)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $47,000 ($233.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($49.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $11,000 ($54.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($49.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($24.88)
    Rents: $3,000 ($14.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($184.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($99.50)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($238.81)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,000 ($69.65)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,013,000 ($5039.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $996,000 ($4955.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,000 ($84.58)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $113,000 ($562.19)

Strongest AM radio stations in Onslow:

  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, 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.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Onslow:

  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMAQ-FM (95.1 FM; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Onslow:

  • 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.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.5mTotal length
  • 950Total average daily traffic
  • 136Total average daily truck traffic
  • 950Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA0EIY, Licensee ID: L00204465, Grant Date: 02/16/2016, Expiration Date: 01/24/2026, Certifier: Kerry D Ricklefs, Registrant: Kerry D Ricklefs, 202 Anamosa Ave, Onslow, IA 52321

  • Call Sign: KC0RNL, Licensee ID: L00805559, Grant Date: 10/31/2013, Expiration Date: 01/29/2024, Certifier: J E Bickford, Registrant: J E Bickford, 15001 30th Ave, Onslow, IA 52321


Most common first names in Onslow, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1075.4 years
William580.0 years
Herman476.8 years
James480.0 years
George380.3 years
Donald383.9 years
Frank381.4 years
Louise389.7 years
Mary385.0 years
Paul375.7 years
Most common last names in Onslow, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moran478.0 years
Jansen485.2 years
Fadley479.2 years
Harms480.5 years
Orr477.0 years
Bickford368.4 years
Gutzeit373.3 years
Chatterton381.3 years
Koppes384.0 years
Hinrichs387.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Onslow, IA
  • 63.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.7%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 9.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Onslow, IA
  • 76.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.1%Electricity


Onslow compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above 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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