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Manson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Manson had a population of 1,871 as of July 1, 2016. Manson ranks in 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 Manson is located at latitude 42.5284 and longitude -94.5402 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Manson (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The City of Manson (GNIS ID: 2395835) 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 Manson is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

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


Total Population 1,871
Population in Households 1,833
Population in Familes 1,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 589
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 854
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 534
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 870 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 644 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $84,167
Average Home Value $97,244


Median Household Income $38,404
Average Household Income $54,712
Per Capita Income $25,264
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.64% 0.58%
Households 1.65% 0.53%
Families 1.62% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Manson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manson 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 # 178 82nd
Population Density1 # 577 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 795 21st
Median Household Income # 958 5th
Per Capita Income # 652 35th

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