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Population (year 2000): 7,597. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,359 (-3.1% change)
Males: 3,527 (46.4%), Females: 4,070 (53.6%)

Union County

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Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $29,831 (year 2000)
Median house value: $57,700 (year 2000)

Creston, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Creston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (24.1%), Irish (12.5%), United States (12.1%), English (10.7%), Dutch (3.8%), Norwegian (3.6%).Iowa forum

Land area: 5.1 square miles

Creston,

For population 25 years and over in Creston

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Creston city

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -355 (-4.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Moines, IA Des (63.0 miles Multiple-Listing-Search.net )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (114.1 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (462.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cromwell, IA (6.9 miles) , Kent, IA (9.7 miles) , IA (10.6 miles Orient, IA (11.7 miles Afton, Arispe, IA (12.6 miles) , Shannon City, IA (13.0 miles) , Macksburg, IA (16.3 miles) , IA (17.2 miles Prescott,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $199,900

Latitude: 41.06 N, Longitude: 94.36 W

Area code: 641

Creston, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.1%), Manufacturing (18.9%), Retail trade (13.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,594 (+21.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,046 (81.9%)

Crime in Creston by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 13.2 13.2
Robberies 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 13.2
Assaults 10 16 22
    per 100,000 131.6 210.6 289.6
Burglaries 32 55 67
    per 100,000 421.2 724.0 881.9
Thefts 150 130 118
    per 100,000 1974.5 1711.2 1553.2
Auto thefts 15 9 14
    per 100,000 197.4 118.5 184.3
150.6 176.0 205.7

Average climate in Creston, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Creston,

Creston-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1999, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the Creston city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category 4 tornado 3.9 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Walter Cunningham - (b. 1932), astronaut.


Hospital/medical center in Creston:
  • GREATER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1700 WEST TOWNLINE ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Creston:
  • ADAIR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; GREENFIELD, IA)
  • RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • ALEGENT HEALTH MERCY HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; CORNING, IA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Creston:
  • DES MOINES INTL (about 60 miles; DES MOINES, IA; ID: DSM)
  • ROSECRANS MEMORIAL (about 97 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; ID: STJ)
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 104 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; ID: FOD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Creston:
  • CRESTON MUNI (about 4 miles; CRESTON, IA; ID: CSQ)
  • GREENFIELD MUNI (about 19 miles; GREENFIELD, IA; ID: GFZ)
  • JUDGE LEWIS FLD MT AYR MUNI (about 27 miles; MOUNT AYR, IA; ID: 1Y3)

Amtrak station:
CRESTON (PINE & ADAMS STS.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 4 $8,872 $26,616 2 $1,574
Police Protection - Officers 13 $36,184 $33,400 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $9,560 $22,944 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $6,342 $38,052 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $5,400 $32,400 8 $1,378
Sewerage 4 $9,098 $27,294 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 3 $6,568 $26,272 3 $662
Health 1 $1,924 $23,088 0 $0
Airports 1 $1,940 $23,280 0 $0
Local Libraries 2 $3,444 $20,664 4 $812
Firefighters 5 $12,646 $30,350 3 $758
Streets and Highways 9 $24,084 $32,112 0 $0
Totals for Government 51 $126,062 $29,661 20 $5,184
College/University in Creston:
  • SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 897; Location: 1501 W. Townline Street; Public; Website: www.swcc.cc.ia.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Creston:
  • GRACELAND UNIVERSITY-LAMONI (about 42 miles; LAMONI, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; DES MOINES, IA; FT enrollment: 4,227)
  • NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; MARYVILLE, MO; FT enrollment: 5,620)
  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; ANKENY, IA; FT enrollment: 6,959)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; AMES, IA; FT enrollment: 24,473)
  • MISSOURI WESTERN STATE COLLEGE (about 95 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; FT enrollment: 4,329)
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 100 miles; FT DODGE, IA; FT enrollment: 2,807)
Public high schools in Creston:
  • CRESTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 503; Location: 601 W TOWNLINE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HIGH LAKES CNTRY ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 614 N PINE ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Creston:
  • BURTON R JONES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 801 N ELM; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • IRVING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 901 N ELM; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 1001 W JEFFERSON; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 500 S OAK; Grades: PK - 01)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 501 N CHERRY; Grades: 03 - 03)
Private primary/middle school in Creston:
  • ST MALACHY SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 403 WEST CLARK STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Creston:
  • MATILDA J. GIBSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $221,600; Location: 200 W. HOWARD ST.; 27,338 books; 573 audio materials; 709 video materials; 110 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Creston: Union County Historical Village and Museum (A), Sears Sports Complex (B), Cozy Camper Campgrounds (C), Creston (D), Matilda Gibson Memorial Library (E), Creston City Hall (F), Creston Fire Department (G), Union County Sheriff Office (H), Union County Courthouse (I), Frank Phillips Visitors Information Center (J).

Churches in Creston include: Abundant Life Church (A), Fairview Congregational Church (B), Salem Lutheran Church (C), Apostolic Lighthouse Church (D), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church of Christ (G), Assembly of God Church (H).

Reservoir: Lake McKinley (A).

Parks in Creston include: McKinley Park (1), Veterans of Foreign Wars Ballfield (2), Rainbow Park (3).

Post office: (A).  


Creston compared to Iowa state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Creston:
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Creston:
  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W215AR (90.9 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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