Stanley, Iowa

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Population in 2022: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -32.8%
 
Males: 36  (42.0%)
Females: 50  (58.0%)
Median resident age:

45.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.9 years

Zip code: 50671

Estimated median household income in 2022: $42,935 (it was $30,313 in 2000)
Stanley:

$42,935
IA:

$69,588

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $30,248 (it was $9,631 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $-714,390,601 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Stanley $-714,390,601
IA $194,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $98,797; detached houses: $98,574
March 2022 cost of living index in Stanley: -16143.7 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 3.7%

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  • Races in Stanley, IA (2022)
    • 7491.4%White alone
    • 56.2%Hispanic
    • 11.2%Two or more races



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Stanley, Iowa as of July 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Stanley is 115 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (71.4%), English (14.3%), Italian (9.5%), Irish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/23/1914

Elevation: 1123 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 358 people per square mile   (very low).

Stanley, Iowa map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Stanley city:

1.0% ($199)
Iowa:

1.3% ($1,077)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (29.1 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (126.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (218.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Aurora, IA (2.1 miles),
Hazleton, IA (2.3 miles ),
Oelwein, IA (2.4 miles ),
Lamont, IA (3.0 miles ),
Maynard, IA (3.1 miles ),
Arlington, IA (3.2 miles ),
Fairbank, IA (3.5 miles ),
Winthrop, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.64 N, Longitude: 91.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

Distribution of median household income in Stanley, IA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Stanley, IA in 2022

Stanley satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

2.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+8.5%).
Most common industries in Stanley, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Social assistance (19.6%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Machinery (9.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.9%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.2%)
  • Social assistance (18.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (14.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (11.1%)
  • Machinery (7.4%)
  • Wood products (7.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (20.8%)
  • Machinery (12.5%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (12.5%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.3%)
Most common occupations in Stanley, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.7%)
  • Electricians (11.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (25.9%)
  • Electricians (22.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (18.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (12.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (8.3%)

Average climate in Stanley, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Stanley-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Stanley city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stanley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 109% 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 355.7 miles away from Stanley 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 170.4 miles away from Stanley 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 334.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 355.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 296.4 miles away from Stanley center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 175.8 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 Buchanan County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 17, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stanley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Stanley:

  • BUCHANAN COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; INDEPENDENCE, IA)
  • MAPLE CREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FAYETTE, IA)
  • LUTHERAN HOME FOR THE AGED (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; STRAWBERRY POINT, IA)
  • STRAWBERRY POINT LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; STRAWBERRY POINT, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stanley:

  • Upper Iowa University (about 14 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,275)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 31 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 35 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 37 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 47 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 52 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 68 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Stanley Fire and Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Stanley: Stanley Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Buchanan 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:

2.9 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.1%
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: 2.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Stanley:

Marital status in Stanley, IA
  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Stanley:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Stanley, IA (based on Buchanan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1914
Mainline Protestant5,04423
Evangelical Protestant3,07128
Other6-
None7,646-
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:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Buchanan County:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buchanan County:

27.5%
State:

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

13.3%
Iowa:

14.5%
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 6$100
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,800
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,900

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

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $41,000 ($476.74)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($186.05)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($46.51)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($11.63)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($11.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($23.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,000 ($151.16)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($232.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $28,000 ($325.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Rents: $1,000 ($11.63)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($104.65)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($174.42)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,000 ($116.28)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,000 ($813.95)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,000 ($651.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000 ($139.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,000 ($453.49)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stanley:

  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, 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.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stanley:

  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KMCH (94.7 FM; MANCHESTER, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Stanley:

  • 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.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 36.4mTotal length
  • 5,660Total average daily traffic
  • 786Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,660Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Stanley, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Stanley, IA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • FARM, Lat: 42.658611 Lon: -91.781389, Call Sign: WRNX216,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.275 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/2021, Expiration Date: 09/03/2031, Certifier: Joe Bahe, Registrant: Fayette Electronics & Communications, 12251 175th St, Fayette, IA 52142, Phone: (563) 425-3281, Fax: (563) 425-3279, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0FTZ, Licensee ID: L00900698, Grant Date: 08/20/2014, Expiration Date: 09/19/2024, Certifier: Jeffrey L Smith, Registrant: Jeffrey L Smith, 2604 L Ave, Stanley, IA 50671


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7129P, N7129P, N-7129P, Serial Number: 24-2292, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 11/07/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 10/22/1971
    Registrant (Corporation): Sumner Flying Club Inc, 2451 J Ave, Stanley, IA 50671

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Stanley, IA
  • 89.3%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Electricity
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Stanley, IA
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Stanley compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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