Zwingle, Iowa

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Population in 2022: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 
Males: 49  (57.3%)
Females: 37  (42.7%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.9 years

Zip code: 52079

Estimated median household income in 2022: $-668,263,146 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Zwingle $-668,263,146
IA $69,588

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $31,743 (it was $18,916 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $135,863 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Zwingle:

$135,863
IA:

$194,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $102,998; detached houses: $114,143; mobile homes: $35,997

Median gross rent in 2022: $901.

March 2022 cost of living index in Zwingle: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 36.8%

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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Zwingle, Iowa as of July 16, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Zwingle is 52 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (45.0%), American (35.0%), Irish (10.0%), Norwegian (10.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/17/1900

Elevation: 925 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 551 people per square mile   (low).

Zwingle, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,221 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,827 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (14.3 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (84.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (157.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

La Motte, IA (1.8 miles ),
Bernard, IA (2.7 miles),
St. Donatus, IA (3.0 miles),
Andrew, IA (3.3 miles ),
Peosta, IA (3.6 miles ),
East Dubuque, IL (3.7 miles ),
Bellevue, IA (3.7 miles ),
Springbrook, IA (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 42.30 N, Longitude: 90.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

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

Zwingle satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+20.5%).

Average climate in Zwingle, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Zwingle-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the Zwingle city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zwingle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 95% 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 304.2 miles away from Zwingle 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 281.9 miles away from Zwingle 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 108.8 miles away from Zwingle center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 304.2 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 335.4 miles away from Zwingle 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 114.6 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 Dubuque County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Zwingle:

  • CARRIAGE HILL COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • MILL VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELLEVUE, IA)
  • MERCY HOME CARE/DUBUQUE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DUBUQUE Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • UNITYPOINT HEALTH FINLEY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • TRI- STATE DIALYSIS - DUBUQUE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • FINLEY HOSPITAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)

Airports located in Zwingle:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zwingle:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 32 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Ashford University (about 40 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 52 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 53 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 55 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 56 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 57 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Otter Creek Community Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Zwingle: Saint Lawrence Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in Zwingle: Zwingle Athletic Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Dubuque 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 Zwingle and their reported violations in the past:

SNK GAS AND FOOD LLC (Address: 18820 BELLEVUE-CASCADE RD , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

13.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Zwingle:

Marital status in Zwingle, IA
  • Never married: 41.9%
  • Now married: 36.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Zwingle:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Zwingle, IA (based on Dubuque County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,91729
Mainline Protestant7,45724
Evangelical Protestant5,61330
Other9796
Orthodox701
Black Protestant-1
None29,617-
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: 11
Dubuque County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Dubuque County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dubuque County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Here:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 90
Here:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dubuque County:

12.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Zwingle:

45.6%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.5%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Zwingle:

30.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.6%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

18.2%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.3
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Zwingle:

42.8%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

51.0%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.2%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Zwingle, 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 23$3,260
Totals for Government 0$0 23$3,260

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($290.70)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($197.67)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($81.40)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,000 ($34.88)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($11.63)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($34.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $10,000 ($116.28)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,000 ($69.77)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $52,000 ($604.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($69.77)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,000 ($162.79)
    Property: $13,000 ($151.16)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,000 ($802.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,000 ($802.33)

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

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,000 ($779.07)

Strongest AM radio stations in Zwingle:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Zwingle:

  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMAQ-FM (95.1 FM; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Zwingle:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.8mTotal length
  • 16,570Total average daily traffic
  • 3,220Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,570Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Zwingle, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Zwingle, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Zwingle)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • ZWINGLE, Manderscheid Road (Lat: 42.315889 Lon: -90.692556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.3 m, Call Sign: WQXW306,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz... (+44 more), Grant Date: 06/27/2016, Expiration Date: 06/27/2026, Certifier: Tim Burbach, Registrant: Comelec Services, 4190 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52002, Phone: (563) 513-8984, Fax: (563) 556-2702, Email:

  • ZWINGLE, 267th St. (Lat: 42.251472 Lon: -90.520806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 126.5 m, Overall height: 128.9 m, Call Sign: WRCE899, Licensee ID: L00026454,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 09/13/2028, Certifier: Heath Hove, Registrant: Iowa Dept Of Public Safety, 215 E 7th St, Des Moines, IA 50319, Phone: (515) 725-6095, Fax: (515) 725-6193, Email:

  • Arnold Tower, Skyline Road (Lat: 42.382000 Lon: -90.773500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 68.6 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Call Sign: WRDR695,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 07/05/2019, Expiration Date: 07/05/2029, Certifier: Mark Murphy, Registrant: Racom, 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:


FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6324S, N6324S, N-6324S, Serial Number: 15067124, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 07/26/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 12/18/1970
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard L Kleis, Rt 1, Zwingle, IA 52079, Other Owners: Carole J Kleis
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 96772, N96772, N-96772, Serial Number: 18266846, Airworthiness Date: 02/23/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 10/19/1999
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard L Kleis, 661 Bennettville Rd, Zwingle, IA 52079, Other Owners: Carole J Kleis

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Zwingle, IA
  • 76.0%Utility gas
  • 12.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 4.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Zwingle, IA
  • 80.0%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Zwingle compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 4 other airmen in this city.
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