Knierim, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Knierim, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Knierim had a population of 56 as of July 1, 2016. Knierim 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 Knierim is located at latitude 42.4561 and longitude -94.4559 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Knierim (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The City of Knierim (GNIS ID: 2395554) 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 Knierim is located within Township of Greenfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

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


Total Population 56
Population in Households 39
Population in Familes 32
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 56
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 27 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $106,944


Median Household Income $57,486
Average Household Income $70,277
Per Capita Income $23,378
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.1% -0.72%
Households -2.02% -0.93%
Families -1.98% -1.37%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Knierim, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knierim 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 # 950 6th
Population Density1 # 988 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 40 96th
Median Household Income # 292 71st
Per Capita Income # 827 18th

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