Atlantic, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Atlantic, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Atlantic had a population of 7,046 as of July 1, 2015. Atlantic ranks in 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 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.

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, 2015.

City of Atlantic, IA Boundary Map

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Atlantic, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,046
Population in Households 6,818
Population in Familes 5,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density1 847
Diversity Index2 16
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,125
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,888
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,049 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,076 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 292 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $106,087
Average Home Value $127,441
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,573
Average Household Income $56,343
Per Capita Income $25,014
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.33%
Households -0.07% -0.33%
Families -0.18% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 57 94th
Population Density1 # 402 60th
Diversity Index2 # 210 79th
Median Household Income # 934 8th
Per Capita Income # 614 39th

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