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The City of Aplington had a population of 1,142 as of July 1, 2016. Aplington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Aplington is located at latitude 42.582 and longitude -92.8839 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aplington (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Aplington (GNIS ID: 2393966) 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 Aplington is located within Township of Monroe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

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


Total Population 1,142
Population in Households 1,117
Population in Familes 951
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,371
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 470
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 337
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 390 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $114,583
Average Home Value $174,298


Median Household Income $46,486
Average Household Income $64,098
Per Capita Income $26,226
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.33%
Households 0.31% 0.38%
Families 1.45% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.

Aplington, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aplington 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 # 258 75th
Population Density1 # 137 87th
Diversity Index2 # 917 10th
Median Household Income # 728 28th
Per Capita Income # 560 45th

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