Blairstown, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blairstown, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Blairstown had a population of 721 as of July 1, 2016. Blairstown 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 Blairstown is located at latitude 41.9062 and longitude -92.0823 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blairstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Blairstown (GNIS ID: 2394186) 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 Blairstown is located within Township of Leroy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

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


Total Population 721
Population in Households 721
Population in Familes 587
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,395
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $114,437
Average Home Value $161,429


Median Household Income $59,257
Average Household Income $75,851
Per Capita Income $31,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.39%
Households 0.8% 0.45%
Families 1.02% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.73%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Blairstown, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blairstown 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 # 381 62nd
Population Density1 # 128 87th
Diversity Index2 # 338 66th
Median Household Income # 238 77th
Per Capita Income # 174 83rd

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