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Dunkerton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dunkerton had a population of 886 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dunkerton is located at latitude 42.5678 and longitude -92.166 in Black Hawk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dunkerton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Black Hawk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of Dunkerton (GNIS ID: 2394575) 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 Dunkerton is located within Township of Lester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Black Hawk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dunkerton 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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Dunkerton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 886
Daytime Population: Workers 226
Daytime Population: Residents 467
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 693
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 886
Population in Familes 779
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 831
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $52,877
Average Household Income $61,497
Per Capita Income $23,041


Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $142,910
Average Home Value $146,552


Total Households 340
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 259
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 0.54% 0.62%
Households 0.54% 0.58%
Families 1.23% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Dunkerton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunkerton 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 # 323 68th
Population Density # 411 59th
Diversity Index # 289 71st
Median Household Income # 564 44th
Per Capita Income # 890 12th

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