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Moravia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Moravia had a population of 656 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 656
Population in Households 656
Population in Familes 511
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 586
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 302
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $83,495
Average Home Value $114,977


Median Household Income $40,610
Average Household Income $49,561
Per Capita Income $22,294
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.15%
Households 0.05% -0.07%
Families 0.71% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

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, 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 # 403 60th
Population Density1 # 578 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 816 18th
Median Household Income # 928 8th
Per Capita Income # 911 10th

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