Washburn, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Washburn, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Washburn Census Designated Place had a population of 885 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Washburn is located at latitude 42.4103 and longitude -92.2669 in Black Hawk County. The formal boundaries for the Washburn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 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 830 feet.

The Washburn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630601) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Washburn Census Designated Place is located within Township of Cedar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Black Hawk County.

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


Total Population 885
Population in Households 885
Population in Familes 763
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 716
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 379
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 289
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (84.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $122,000
Average Home Value $140,569


Median Household Income $57,596
Average Household Income $69,166
Per Capita Income $28,361
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.18%
Households 0.21% 0.21%
Families 0.8% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Washburn, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washburn 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 # 328 68th
Population Density1 # 481 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 590 41st
Median Household Income # 287 72nd
Per Capita Income # 368 64th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.