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Somers, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Somers had a population of 105 as of July 1, 2016. Somers 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 Somers is located at latitude 42.3787 and longitude -94.431 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Somers (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,158 feet.

The City of Somers (GNIS ID: 2395911) 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 Somers is located within Township of Cedar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

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


Total Population 105
Population in Households 72
Population in Familes 60
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 303
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 49
Average Household Size 1.47
Family Households 33
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 67 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (26.9%)
Median Home Value $72,222
Average Home Value $116,875


Median Household Income $54,823
Average Household Income $67,961
Per Capita Income $23,466
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.17% -0.77%
Households -1.83% -0.83%
Families 0.49% -1.24%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Somers, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somers 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 # 865 14th
Population Density1 # 782 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 31 97th
Median Household Income # 404 60th
Per Capita Income # 818 19th

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