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Stuart, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Stuart had a population of 1,541 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Stuart is located at latitude 41.4996 and longitude -94.3201 in Guthrie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stuart (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Guthrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Stuart are located in Guthrie County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Adair County.

The City of Stuart (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Stuart is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guthrie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stuart population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Stuart, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,541
Population in Households 1,496
Population in Familes 1,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 598
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 627
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 412
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 467 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $97,866
Average Home Value $132,189


Median Household Income $51,609
Average Household Income $62,204
Per Capita Income $26,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.07% -0.72%
Households -0.98% -0.65%
Families -0.42% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Stuart, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stuart to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 203 80th
Population Density1 # 570 44th
Diversity Index2 # 335 66th
Median Household Income # 548 46th
Per Capita Income # 574 43rd

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