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Moravia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Moravia had a population of 617 as of July 1, 2017. Moravia ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moravia is located at latitude 40.8917 and longitude -92.82 in Appanoose County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moravia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Appanoose County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The City of Moravia (GNIS ID: 2395398) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moravia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Moravia, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 617
Daytime Population: Workers 179
Daytime Population: Residents 319
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 617
Population in Familes 479
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 551
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $42,829
Average Household Income $50,923
Per Capita Income $22,814


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $82,250
Average Home Value $112,319


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 172
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.03% -0.92%
Households -0.9% -0.87%
Families -0.32% -1.07%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Moravia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moravia to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 414 59th
Population Density # 602 40th
Diversity Index # 782 22nd
Median Household Income # 900 11th
Per Capita Income # 909 10th

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