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Washburn, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Washburn Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Black Hawk County at latitude 42.4103 and longitude -92.2669. Black Hawk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The formal official name is the Washburn Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Washburn, Iowa.

The U5 Census Class Code for Washburn indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Washburn Census Designated Place, IA Boundary Map


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Washburn, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 866
Population in Households 866
Population in Familes 749
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 701
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 329 (84.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $131,903
Average Home Value $155,891


Median Household Income $50,696
Average Household Income $63,840
Per Capita Income $26,469
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.27% -0.12%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.84% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   3.3%
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, 2014 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 # 331 67th
Population Density1 # 493 51st
Diversity Index2 # 551 46th
Median Household Income # 610 40th
Per Capita Income # 413 59th

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