Atlantic, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Atlantic had a population of 7,082 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Atlantic is located at latitude 41.3929 and longitude -95.022 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atlantic (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The City of Atlantic (GNIS ID: 2394017) 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 Atlantic is located within Township of Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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


Total Population 7,082
Population in Households 6,854
Population in Familes 5,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density1 852
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 3,152
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,911
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,075 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,077 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $95,745
Average Home Value $130,831


Median Household Income $39,086
Average Household Income $54,609
Per Capita Income $24,406
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% -0.38%
Households 0.08% -0.29%
Families 0.04% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Atlantic, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic 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 # 56 95th
Population Density1 # 399 61st
Diversity Index2 # 263 74th
Median Household Income # 954 6th
Per Capita Income # 734 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.