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Population (year 2000): 8,172. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,084 (-1.1% change)
Males: 3,673 (44.9%), Females: 4,499 (55.1%)

Winneshiek County

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Median resident age: 29.8 years
Median household income: $37,485 (year 2000)
Median house value: $96,000 (year 2000)

Decorah, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Decorah:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (38.1%), Norwegian (34.6%), Irish (10.5%), English (9.1%), Swedish (4.2%), Czech (3.9%).

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Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 6.4 square miles

Decorah,

For population 25 years and over in Decorah

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 11.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decorah city

  • Never married: 43.3%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

4.3% Foreign born (1.9% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.7% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+0.3%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Crosse, WI La (52.1 miles pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paul, MN St. (146.1 miles pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (300.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA Calmar, (9.8 miles IA (10.9 miles Ossian, IA Spillville, (13.1 miles IA Ridgeway, (13.7 miles Atkinson, IA Fort (14.8 miles Castalia, IA (15.2 miles) , MN (15.3 miles Mabel, MN (18.5 miles Canton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $182,900
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $185,400

Latitude: 43.30 N, Longitude: 91.79 W

Area code: 563


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (43.9%), Retail trade (11.6%), Manufacturing (10.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,997 (+36.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,741 (83.2%)


 

Crime in Decorah by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 2
    per 100,000 12.2 12.2 24.5
Robberies 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 20 12 14
    per 100,000 244.7 146.8 171.3
Burglaries 26 10 10
    per 100,000 318.2 122.4 122.4
Thefts 97 108 94
    per 100,000 1187.0 1321.6 1150.3
Auto thefts 9 0 4
    per 100,000 110.1 0.0 48.9
132.4 95.7 102.5


Average climate in Decorah, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Decorah-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.5 miles away from the Decorah city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Oswald Veblen - (1880-1960), mathematician.


Hospital/medical center in Decorah:
  • WINNESHIEK COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (901 MONTGOMERY STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Decorah:
  • VETERANS MEMORIAL (about 22 miles; WAUKON, IA)
  • PALMER LUTHERAN HEALTH CENTER (about 22 miles; WEST UNION, IA)
  • REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES OF IOWA (about 23 miles; CRESCO, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Decorah:
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 54 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; ID: LSE)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 64 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
  • WATERLOO MUNI (about 67 miles; WATERLOO, IA; ID: ALO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Decorah:
  • DECORAH MUNI (about 5 miles; DECORAH, IA; ID: DEH)
  • DALE DELIGHT (about 21 miles; POSTVILLE, IA; ID: Y16)
  • GEORGE L SCOTT MUNI (about 22 miles; WEST UNION, IA; ID: 3Y2)


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
Water Supply 6 $15,868 $31,736 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $10,815 $32,445 0 $0
Streets and Highways 7 $17,874 $30,641 0 $0
Firefighters 3 $6,487 $25,948 4 $1,703
Police - Other 9 $15,212 $20,282 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 12 $36,292 $36,292 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $19,211 $32,933 9 $1,869
Financial Administration 2 $4,193 $25,158 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $8,048 $48,288 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $1,592 $19,104 0 $0
Local Libraries 2 $5,112 $30,672 18 $12,469
Totals for Government 55 $140,704 $30,699 31 $16,040


College/University in Decorah:
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,566; Location: 700 COLLEGE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.Luther.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Decorah:
  • NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CALMAR (about 11 miles; CALMAR, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,393)
  • UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; FAYETTE, IA; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 52 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 53 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 8,669)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 60 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,973)
  • ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 65 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; FT enrollment: 3,368)
Public high school in Decorah:
  • DECORAH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 725; Location: 100 EAST CLAIBORNE DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Decorah:
  • DECORAH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 432; Location: 210 VERNON ST; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • JOHN CLINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 358; Location: 101 CLAIBORNE DR; Grades: PK - 02)
  • WEST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 301 CENTER ST; Grades: 03 - 04)
  • NORTH WINNESHIEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 3495 NORTH WINN ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTH WINNESHIEK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 58; Location: 3495 NORTH WINN ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Decorah:
  • SAINT BENEDICT CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 402 RURAL AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Decorah:
  • DECORAH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $381,381; Location: 202 WINNEBAGO ST; 57,996 books; 2,884 audio materials; 2,226 video materials; 230 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Decorah: Decorah City Campground (A), Trout Run Access Area (B), Nor-ski Runs (C), Winneshiek County Fairground (D), Centrum Plaza (E), Gjerset House (F), Olson Hall (G), Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum (H), Campus House (I), Versterheim Norwegian-American Museum Library (J), Regents Center (K), Valders Hall of Science (L), Koren Building (M), Korsrud Annex (N), Korsrud Heating Plant (O), Preus Library (P), Porter House Museum (Q), Centennial Union (R), Center for Faith and Life (S), Maintenance Building (T).

Churches in Decorah include: First Lutheran Church (A), Decorah Lutheran Church (B), Saint Benedicts Catholic Church (C), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (D), Grace Episcopal Church (E), Grace Fellowship Church (F), Decorah Covenant Church (G), Lutheran Cemetery (H).

Cemetery: Phelps Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Run (A), Trout Run (B).

Parks in Decorah include: Luther College Tennis Courts (1), Nordhem Park (2), Mary Christopher Park (3), Dunnings Spring Park (4), Phelps Park (5), Miller Park (6), Will Baker Park (7), Campsite Park (8), Wold Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Decorah compared to Iowa state average:
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Decorah:
  • KWLC (1240 AM; 1 kW; DECORAH, IA; Owner: LUTHER COLLEGE)
  • KDEC (1240 AM; 1 kW; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Decorah:
  • KDEC-FM (100.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLCD (89.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC)
  • K268AF (101.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • K257CI (99.3 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KLNI (88.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

TV broadcast stations around Decorah:
  • K14AF (Channel 14; DECORAH, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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