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Anita, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Anita had a population of 976 as of July 1, 2016. Anita 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 Anita is located at latitude 41.4437 and longitude -94.7659 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anita (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,276 feet.

The City of Anita (GNIS ID: 2393959) 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 Anita is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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


Total Population 976
Population in Households 967
Population in Familes 763
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 549
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 436
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 330 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $83,094
Average Home Value $120,379


Median Household Income $44,327
Average Household Income $56,298
Per Capita Income $25,626
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% -0.31%
Households 0.33% -0.05%
Families 0.82% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Anita, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anita 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 # 297 71st
Population Density1 # 607 40th
Diversity Index2 # 860 15th
Median Household Income # 802 21st
Per Capita Income # 623 38th

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