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Beaver, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Beaver is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Boone County at latitude 42.0382 and longitude -94.1399. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Beaver, but most people and references simply refer to it as Beaver, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Beaver indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Beaver (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 47
Population in Households 47
Population in Familes 41
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 189
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 20
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 16
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (28.6%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $220,833


Median Household Income $78,471
Average Household Income $91,748
Per Capita Income $37,852
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.49% -0.43%
Households 0.0% -1.02%
Families 5.01% -1.28%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.


Beaver, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaver 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 # 966 5th
Population Density1 # 890 12th
Diversity Index2 # 871 13th
Median Household Income # 39 96th
Per Capita Income # 22 98th

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