Palo, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,084 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +76.5%
Males: 513  (47.4%)
Females: 571  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

33.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52324.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $73,197 (it was $53,558 in 2000)
Palo:

$73,197
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,954 (it was $21,429 in 2000)

Palo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,519 (it was $95,300 in 2000)
Palo:

$154,519
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $176,303; detached houses: $181,017; mobile homes: $74,367

Median gross rent in 2017: $828.

March 2019 cost of living index in Palo: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.3%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Palo, IA (2010)
    • 98896.3%White alone
    • 161.6%Two or more races
    • 141.4%Hispanic
    • 50.5%Black alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone

Races in Palo 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 Palo, Iowa as of September 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palo is 523 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (43.4%), Irish (8.3%), American (7.6%), English (6.9%), Czech (4.6%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/25/1905

Elevation: 746 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 866 people per square mile   (low).

Palo, Iowa map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,673 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,953 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (8.4 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (140.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (212.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Shellsburg, IA (2.1 miles ),
Atkins, IA (2.4 miles ),
Hiawatha, IA (2.4 miles ),
Robins, IA (2.5 miles ),
Cedar Rapids, IA (2.9 miles ),
Center Point, IA (3.0 miles ),
Fairfax, IA (3.1 miles ),
Newhall, IA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 42.06 N, Longitude: 91.79 W

Area code: 319

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $70,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Palo, IA residents
Average permit cost in Palo, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +95 (+18.3%).
Most common industries in Palo, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Utilities (6.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Utilities (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.6%)
  • Food (5.1%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Palo, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)

Average climate in Palo, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Palo, Iowa average temperatures Palo, Iowa average precipitation Palo, Iowa humidity Palo, Iowa wind speed Palo, Iowa snowfall Palo, Iowa sunshine Palo, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.2. This is about average.

City:

74.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.217. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.217
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.224. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.51
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Palo-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Palo city center .

On 8/26/1965, a category F4 tornado 20.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 323.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 304.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.0 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 352.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 323.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 359.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Palo:

  • HIAWATHA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HIAWATHA, IA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HIAWATHA, IA)
  • COMFORT CARE MEDICARE INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • REM IOWA-TERRY AVENUE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HIAWATHA, IA)
  • WEST RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • NORTHBROOK MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER DIALYSIS - MERCY PLAZA (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)

Nuclear power plants:


Duane Arnold . General Electric Co.Bechtel Corp.General Electric Co.IES Utilities, Inc.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 538 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 03/1974. Commercial start: 02/1975..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palo:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 13 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 31 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 38 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 47 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 54 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 73 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 74 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Palo: Palo City Police Department (A), Palo City Hall (B), Palo Fire Department (C), Benton Linn Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Palo: Palo United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Palo: Zeller Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Helen Brockman - Centenarian.

Linn 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 Palo and their reported violations in the past:

PLEASANT CREEK ST REC AREA-NORTH (Address: 4530 MCCLINTOCK RD , Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PLEASANT CREEK ST REC AREA-SOUTH (Address: 4530 MCCLINTOCK RD , Population served: 503, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
PONDEROSA HALL AND BALLROOM (Address: 6700 MICHAEL RD , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-21-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-21-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

81.6%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Palo (2011 data):

  • Palo Savings Bank: at 606 First Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $31.1 mil, Deposits: $26.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Bankers Equity Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Palo:

Marital status in Palo, IA
  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Palo:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palo, IA (based on Linn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,93018
Mainline Protestant35,52275
Evangelical Protestant29,18488
Other4,96918
Orthodox5452
Black Protestant4332
None99,643-
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: 27
Linn County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Linn County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Linn County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 146
This county:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.6%
State:

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

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

61.9%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Palo:

65.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

13.2%
Iowa:

22.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Palo:

29.2%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Palo:

69.1%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Palo:

82.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palo, 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
Other Government Administration 2$6,472$38,8320$0
Financial Administration 2$8,890$53,3400$0
Water Supply 1$3,246$38,9520$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,614$19,3680$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 6$20,222$40,4440$0

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,089,000 ($1927.12)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,215,000 ($1120.85)
    Natural Resources - Other: $398,000 ($367.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000 ($363.47)
    Sewerage: $253,000 ($233.39)
    Regular Highways: $206,000 ($190.04)
    Financial Administration: $193,000 ($178.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000 ($35.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($35.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($32.29)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($32.29)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($11.99)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($7.38)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.85)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.92)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $170,000 ($156.83)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $36,000 ($33.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $259,000 ($238.93)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $291,000 ($268.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($46.13)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,032,000 ($1874.54)
    Other: $1,619,000 ($1493.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $212,000 ($195.57)
    Sale of Property: $44,000 ($40.59)
    Rents: $11,000 ($10.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($1.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $97,000 ($89.48)
    Other: $73,000 ($67.34)
  • Tax - Property: $481,000 ($443.73)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $125,000 ($115.31)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($2.77)
    Other License: $2,000 ($1.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,649,000 ($5211.25)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,155,000 ($4755.54)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,684,000 ($2476.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,190,000 ($2020.30)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,367,000 ($1261.07)

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
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 Johnson County, IA  0.80% ($47,263 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.29% ($50,263)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.21% ($39,204)


5.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($293 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, IA  0.59% ($53,893 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.34% ($54,752)
to Polk County, IA  0.26% ($53,674)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palo:

  • 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.)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJM (1360 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palo:

  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • K261CA (100.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: POWER DU PREE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Palo:

  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Palo fatal accident list:

Jul 24, 2014 11:30 PM, Cr-W36, Lat: 42.051161, Lon: -91.789961, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 7, 2007 00:02 AM, Sr-94, Lat: 42.047978, Lon: -91.789550, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 18, 1997 00:59 AM, 4765, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 207ft / 63.0mTotal length
  • 14,230Total average daily traffic
  • 1,066Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,230Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Palo, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Palo, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 3277 Daec Rd (Lat: 42.100556 Lon: -91.776833), Call Sign: KFA423, Licensee ID: L00061094,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.280 MHz, 154.430 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/2011, Expiration Date: 12/17/2021, Registrant: County Of Linn, City Hall, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, Phone: (319) 363-2671
  • Daec Nuclear Power Plant 2.5 Mi Ne (Lat: 42.100556 Lon: -91.776833), Call Sign: KVJ952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, Grant Date: 01/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/17/2023, Registrant: Iowa State Patrol Communications, 5912 Nw 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313, Phone: (515) 281-3175, Fax: (515) 281-6761, Email:
  • Daec Nuclear Plant 2.5 Mi Ne (Lat: 42.100556 Lon: -91.777111), Call Sign: KNHN943,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.545 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2013, Expiration Date: 10/20/2023, Certifier: Robert E Helfrich, Registrant: Florida Power & Light Company, 9250 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174, Phone: (305) 552-4041, Fax: (305) 552-4174, Email:
  • Lat: 42.101056 Lon: -91.777833, Call Sign: WSI360,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.100 MHz, 466.100 MHz, Grant Date: 03/02/2011, Expiration Date: 03/27/2021, Certifier: Robert E Helfrich, Registrant: Fpl Energy Duane Arnold, LLC, 3277 Daec Rd, Palo, IA 52324, Phone: (319) 213-4559, Email:
  • FPL-DAEC, 3277 Daec Rd. (Lat: 42.103056 Lon: -91.781389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQPG882,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.750 MHz, Grant Date: 05/15/2012, Expiration Date: 05/15/2022, Certifier: Scott Hansen, Registrant: Radio Communications Co., Inc., 2131 North Towne Lane Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, Phone: (319) 393-7150, Fax: (319) 393-9273, Email:
  • Lat: 42.098194 Lon: -91.783278, Call Sign: WQYG750,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10250.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/2016, Expiration Date: 09/22/2026, Certifier: Ronald Hinsley, Registrant: Itc Midwest, 27175 Energy Way, Novi, MI 48377, Phone: (248) 946-3046, Fax: (248) 946-3638, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 8137600020119026, Lat: 42.114056 Lon: -91.807222, Type: Mast, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:
  • DAEC, 3277 Daec Rd.,2.5 Mi. North And 1 Mi. East Of (Lat: 42.103056 Lon: -91.781389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQX652,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/2013, Expiration Date: 03/20/2023, Certifier: Charlie Mcclintock, Registrant: Racom, 1331 Stamy Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-1475, Email:
  • DAEC, 3277 Daec Rd.,2.5 Mi. North And 1 Mi. East Of (Lat: 42.102917 Lon: -91.781361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WLQ68,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2018, Expiration Date: 08/19/2028, Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1031 Iowa Street, Suite 769, Dubuque, IA 52001, Phone: (563) 584-7474, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palo)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$91,4801$222,8005$168,072
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$107,950
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$132,330
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$86,540
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Palo, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Palo, IA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 16 took place in 2003, and the least - 1 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Palo, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.2%), and Structure Fires (30.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Palo, IA
    • 8352.2%Outside Fires
    • 4930.8%Structure Fires
    • 2113.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 63.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palo, IA
Most common first names in Palo, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1067.3 years
William983.8 years
John979.4 years
Mary884.0 years
George781.0 years
James673.5 years
Charles572.8 years
Roy479.2 years
Harry472.7 years
Donald466.7 years
Most common last names in Palo, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Owens1181.6 years
Young681.2 years
Barker565.8 years
Yates587.4 years
Reynolds583.6 years
Rawson577.0 years
Hayes574.2 years
Railsback583.2 years
Miller481.7 years
Melton477.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palo, IA
  • 87.1%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 2.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palo, IA
  • 61.5%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity


Palo 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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