Washburn, Iowa

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Population in 2010: 876.
Males: 394  (45.0%)
Females: 482  (55.0%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50702.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,779
Washburn:

$49,779
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,612

Washburn CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,300
Washburn:

$153,300
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $116,473; detached houses: $115,883

Median gross rent in 2017: $657.

March 2019 cost of living index in Washburn: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 1.0%
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  • Races in Washburn, IA (2010)
    • 84796.7%White alone
    • 141.6%Hispanic
    • 101.1%Two or more races
    • 50.6%Black alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Washburn, Iowa as of November 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Washburn is 896 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (31.2%), German (30.8%), Irish (8.8%), English (6.1%), Norwegian (5.3%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 833 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,544 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,127 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (6.9 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (152.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (238.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Gilbertville, IA (1.7 miles ),
Evansdale, IA (2.0 miles ),
Elk Run Heights, IA (2.0 miles ),
Raymond, IA (2.1 miles ),
Waterloo, IA (2.6 miles ),
La Porte City, IA (2.8 miles ),
Hudson, IA (3.1 miles ),
Jesup, IA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.41 N, Longitude: 92.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

Distribution of median household income in Washburn, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washburn, IA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.6. This is about average.

City:

70.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Washburn-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Washburn place center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/26/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washburn-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 358.0 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 338.5 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 185.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 293.1 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 387.0 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 358.0 miles away from Washburn 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 Black Hawk County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Washburn:

  • BEACON OF HOPE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • RAVENWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • IOWA HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • BLACK HAWK DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE RETIREMENT (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • SOUTH HILL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washburn:

  • Hawkeye Community College (about 4 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 13 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 39 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 47 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 57 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • University of Iowa (about 65 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Luther College (about 67 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)

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Black Hawk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.5%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Washburn:

Marital status in Washburn, IA
  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Washburn:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Washburn, IA (based on Black Hawk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant24,94754
Catholic20,04911
Evangelical Protestant14,57777
Black Protestant9,11611
Other2,39211
Orthodox601
None59,949-
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: 21
This county:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
This county:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
This county:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

14.5%

4.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
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 Bremer County, IA  0.31% ($45,761 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  0.26% ($37,847)
from Polk County, IA  0.21% ($43,343)


6.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.43% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,845 average AGI)
Black Hawk County:

0.43%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($52,360 average AGI)
to Bremer County, IA  0.39% ($51,157)
to Linn County, IA  0.36% ($39,204)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washburn:

  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • KWOF (850 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: FRIENDSHIP COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washburn:

  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCVM (96.1 FM; HUDSON, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KBBG (88.1 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: AFRO AMERICAN COMMUNITY B/CSTING,INC)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Washburn:

  • 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.)
  • K44FK (Channel 44; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 56.4mTotal length
  • 34,355Total average daily traffic
  • 3,372Total average daily truck traffic
  • 34,355Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Washburn, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Washburn, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Sherri Sartino, Hess Road (Lat: 42.394944 Lon: -92.325722), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 88.4 m, Registrant: Pinnacle Towers Inc., Jmerritts@pintowers.Com, , Saras-ota, Phone: (941) 364-8886
  • Janis E Merritts, Hess Road (Lat: 42.394944 Lon: -92.325722), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 88.4 m, Registrant: Pinnacle Towers Inc., Jmerritts@pintowers.Com, , Saras-ota, Phone: (941) 364-8886
  • Wayne N Jarvis, On Schrock Rd 2.6 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.398611 Lon: -92.326389), Type: 123.1, Overall height: 122.4 m, Registrant: University Of Northern Iowa Dba , Www.Uni.Edu/Kuni, , Cedar- Falls, Phone: (319) 273-6400
  • On Schrock Rd 2.6 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.398611 Lon: -92.326389), Type: 123.1, Overall height: 123.1 m, Registrant: University Of Northern Iowa Dba , Cedar- Falls, Phone: (319) 273-6400
  • On Schrock Rd 2.6 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.398611 Lon: -92.326389), Type: 123.1, Overall height: 122.4 m, Registrant: University Of Northern Iowa Dba , Www.Uni.Edu/Kuni, , Cedar- Falls, Phone: (319) 273-6400

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2.6 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.398611 Lon: -92.326306), Structure height: 123 m, Call Sign: KPE554, Licensee ID: L00018034,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.990 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/1998, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2017, Certifier: Douglas L Vernier, Registrant: University Of Northern Iowa, 324 Comm Art Center, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, Phone: (319) 273-6400

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Washburn, IA
  • 88.6%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Washburn, IA
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Washburn compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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