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Luther, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Luther had a population of 131 as of July 1, 2016. Luther ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Luther is located at latitude 41.9669 and longitude -93.8201 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Luther (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Luther (GNIS ID: 2395786) 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 Luther is located within Township of Worth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.

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


Total Population 131
Population in Households 131
Population in Familes 116
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 169
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $231,250
Average Home Value $229,500


Median Household Income $81,174
Average Household Income $105,108
Per Capita Income $42,456
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 0.9%
Households 1.15% 1.01%
Families 2.26% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

Luther, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luther 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 # 821 19th
Population Density1 # 910 10th
Diversity Index2 # 408 60th
Median Household Income # 30 97th
Per Capita Income # 15 99th

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