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Centerville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Centerville had a population of 5,303 as of July 1, 2016. Centerville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Centerville is located at latitude 40.7284 and longitude -92.8714 in Appanoose County. The formal boundaries for the City of Centerville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Appanoose County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Centerville (GNIS ID: 467589) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Centerville is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Appanoose County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Centerville 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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Centerville, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,303
Population in Households 5,193
Population in Familes 3,850
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density1 1,088
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,422
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 1,369
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,383 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,039 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 426 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $80,380
Average Home Value $108,634


Median Household Income $35,525
Average Household Income $51,347
Per Capita Income $23,645
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.67% -0.52%
Households -0.46% -0.38%
Families -0.49% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Centerville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centerville 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 # 72 93rd
Population Density1 # 252 75th
Diversity Index2 # 315 69th
Median Household Income # 991 2nd
Per Capita Income # 803 21st

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