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Population (year 2000): 6,692. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,371 (-4.8% change)
Males: 3,109 (46.5%), Females: 3,583 (53.5%)

Fayette County

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Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $27,347 (year 2000)
Median house value: $53,300 (year 2000)

Oelwein, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Oelwein:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (46.1%), Irish (17.0%), English (10.0%), United States (6.1%), Norwegian (4.8%), Italian (2.5%).

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Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Oelwein,

For population 25 years and over in Oelwein

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oelwein city

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -247 (-3.6%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IA Waterloo, (32.2 miles www.RealtyStore.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (175.4 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (296.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (4.1 miles Hazleton, IA (7.2 miles Maynard, Stanley, IA (7.5 miles) , IA (8.4 miles Westgate, IA Fairbank, (9.4 miles Randalia, IA (13.0 miles) , Aurora, IA (13.5 miles) , IA (13.8 miles Fayette,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 4 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $135,000

Latitude: 42.68 N, Longitude: 91.92 W

Area code: 319


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.1%), Manufacturing (18.3%), Retail trade (15.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +188 (+2.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,839 (65.8%)


 

Crime in Oelwein by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 3 5
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 44.8 74.7
Robberies 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 0 5 9 15
    per 100,000 0.0 74.7 134.5 224.1
Burglaries 47 62 69 54
    per 100,000 702.3 926.5 1031.1 806.9
Thefts 67 119 164 94
    per 100,000 1001.2 1778.2 2450.7 1404.7
Auto thefts 2 7 4 2
    per 100,000 29.9 104.6 59.8 29.9
91.6 159.3 219.8 189.8


Average climate in Oelwein, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oelwein,

Oelwein-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 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Oelwein city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Anne O'Neal - WNBA player (Sacramento Monarchs, born: Dec 8, 1981).


Hospitals/medical centers in Oelwein:
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (201 EIGHTH AVENUE SE)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL OF FRANCISCAN SISTERS (201 EIGHTH AVENUE SE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Oelwein:
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (about 15 miles; INDEPENDENCE, IA)
  • PEOPLES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF BUCH CO (about 15 miles; INDEPENDENCE, IA)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; SUMNER, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oelwein:
  • WATERLOO MUNI (about 35 miles; WATERLOO, IA; ID: ALO)
  • THE EASTERN IOWA (about 57 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; ID: CID)
  • DUBUQUE REGIONAL (about 87 miles; DUBUQUE, IA; ID: DBQ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oelwein:
  • OELWEIN MUNI (about 4 miles; OELWEIN, IA; ID: OLZ)
  • INDEPENDENCE MUNI (about 16 miles; INDEPENDENCE, IA; ID: IIB)
  • GEORGE L SCOTT MUNI (about 23 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
Other Government Administration 7 $18,777 $32,189 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,325 $27,900 3 $270
Local Libraries 3 $7,795 $31,180 6 $2,739
Sewerage 4 $9,274 $27,822 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $10,246 $30,738 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 8 $27,290 $40,935 1 $613
Police - Other 5 $10,771 $25,850 6 $1,204
Firefighters 4 $10,846 $32,538 0 $0
Health 0 $0   16 $2,263
Parks and Recreation 1 $2,201 $26,412 0 $0
Streets and Highways 6 $14,774 $29,548 0 $0
Totals for Government 43 $114,300 $31,897 32 $7,089


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oelwein:
  • UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; FAYETTE, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,173)
  • KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; FT enrollment: 7,991)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (about 31 miles; CEDAR FALLS, IA; FT enrollment: 12,524)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; WATERLOO, IA; FT enrollment: 3,292)
  • NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CALMAR (about 36 miles; CALMAR, IA; FT enrollment: 2,393)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 48 miles; DECORAH, IA; FT enrollment: 2,566)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 75 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 24,766)
Public high school in Oelwein:
  • OELWEIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 468; Location: 315 8TH AVE SE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Oelwein:
  • OELWEIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: 300 12TH AVE SE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WINGS PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 111 8TH AVE NE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • LITTLE HUSKY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 107; Location: 317 8TH AVE SE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 301 6TH AVE SW; Grades: 01 - 01)
  • HARLAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 412 2ND AVE NW; Grades: 02 - 02)
Private primary/middle school in Oelwein:
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 601 FIRST AVENUE SW; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Oelwein:
  • OELWEIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $129,858; Location: 22 1ST AVE. N.W.; 46,526 books; 938 audio materials; 951 video materials; 137 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Oelwein: Oelwein (A), Oelwein Community Plaza (B), Oelwein Elevator Company Elevator (C), Hub City Heritage Railway Museum (D), Oelwein Police Department (E), Oelwein Library (F), Oelwein Fire Department (G), Oelwein City Hall (H), Oelwein Area Historical Society Museum (I).

Churches in Oelwein include: Faith Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Bahai' Faith (C), Lighthouse Assembly of God Church (D), Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Grace United Methodist Church (F), Sacred Heart Church (G), Zion American Lutheran Church (H).

Cemeteries: Oakdale Cemetery (1), Woodlawn Cemetery (2).

Lake: Delwein Lake (A).

Parks in Oelwein include: Delwein City Park (1), Red Gate Park (2), Levin Park (3), Reedy Park (4), Orville Christophel Park (5), Platt Park (6), Wings Park (7).

Post office: (A).  


Oelwein compared to Iowa state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Oelwein:
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oelwein:
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Oelwein:
  • 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.)

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