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Arcadia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Arcadia had a population of 504 as of July 1, 2016. Arcadia 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 Arcadia is located at latitude 42.0862 and longitude -95.0432 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arcadia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,437 feet.

The City of Arcadia (GNIS ID: 2393972) 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 Arcadia is located within Township of Arcadia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

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


Total Population 504
Population in Households 504
Population in Familes 440
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 512
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (78.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $99,138
Average Home Value $129,630


Median Household Income $59,009
Average Household Income $66,048
Per Capita Income $24,469
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.24%
Households 0.68% 0.21%
Families 0.7% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

Arcadia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcadia 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 # 469 54th
Population Density1 # 642 36th
Diversity Index2 # 796 22nd
Median Household Income # 246 76th
Per Capita Income # 727 28th

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