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Linn Grove, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Linn Grove had a population of 150 as of July 1, 2016. Linn Grove ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Linn Grove is located at latitude 42.8939 and longitude -95.2436 in Buena Vista County. The formal boundaries for the City of Linn Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Buena Vista County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,276 feet.

The City of Linn Grove (GNIS ID: 2395722) 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 Linn Grove is located within Township of Barnes, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buena Vista County.

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


Total Population 150
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 121
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 269
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $126,724


Median Household Income $56,625
Average Household Income $68,320
Per Capita Income $29,543
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.13%
Households -0.4% 0.0%
Families 4.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

Linn Grove, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Linn Grove 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 # 783 22nd
Population Density1 # 815 19th
Diversity Index2 # 142 86th
Median Household Income # 325 68th
Per Capita Income # 295 71st

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