City Statistics

Population: 2376
Average Income: $43,895
Population with College Experience: 62.60%
County: Wright
Location: 42’51’N 93’37’W
Land area: 2.85 square miles
Average summer temperature: 70.1’F
Average winter temperature: 31.3’F
Average annual rainfall: 33.37 inches
Average annual snowfall: 30.4 inches
Streets: 95 % paved
Police Department: 24-hour coverage with 5 Officers
Fire Department: 30 volunteer fire fighters
Fire Insurance Class: 5
Water system: Licensed as a class 3 facility
Wastewater treatment: Licensed as a class 3 facility
Public Library: 20,673 volumes with 82 magazine & newspaper subscriptions,2,6545 audio/films/software collections and 30,011 volumes accessible by download
Airport: 3,245′ turf runway
Zoning & Subdivision: Ordinances in effect
Assessed Valuation: $65,154,626
City Tax rate per $1000: $16.98675 ($40.9457 all levies)
Bonded Indebtedness: $2,575,312 General Obligation
$10,669,956 Revenue
Bonding Capacity: $5,255,552
Housing Stock: 1699 units
Detached houses (owner occupied): 1117 units
Owner Occupied: 68.5 %
Rental Units Available: 374
Age of Housing Stock: 769 are 1960 or newer
Median Value of Housing: $79,500
Median Rent: $250-499

Major Employers

Farm & Home Publishing & City Directory Plat book publishing-57 employees
Printing Services, Inc Publication and printing-60 employees
Belmond-Klemme School District Pre-K through 12 grades – 150 employees
Iowa Specialty Hospital Critical Access Hospital and Clinic-151 employees
Syngenta Seed Co Seed processing-28 employees
ABCM Corporation Care Center & Assisted Living Apts. – 96 employees
Lee Limited Machining- 5 employees
New Cooperative Grain handling- 11 employees