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Washburn, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Washburn Census Designated Place had a population of 874 as of July 1, 2015.

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.

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, 2015.

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Washburn, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 874
Population in Households 874
Population in Familes 754
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 707
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 378
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 287
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 331 (84.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $138,682
Average Home Value $170,393


Median Household Income $51,364
Average Household Income $65,438
Per Capita Income $27,027
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% 0.14%
Households 0.2% 0.16%
Families 0.82% 0.14%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 488 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 579 42nd
Median Household Income # 554 45th
Per Capita Income # 423 58th

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