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Griswold, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Griswold is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cass County at latitude 41.2343 and longitude -95.1393. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Griswold, but most people and references simply refer to it as Griswold, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Griswold indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Griswold (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Griswold, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,083
Population in Households 1,059
Population in Familes 879
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 1,759
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 469
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 358 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $94,203
Average Home Value $118,017


Median Household Income $44,122
Average Household Income $56,153
Per Capita Income $23,280
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.05% 0.29%
Households 1.24% 0.34%
Families 3.21% 0.19%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
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.


Griswold, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Griswold to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 272 73rd
Population Density1 # 46 96th
Diversity Index2 # 439 56th
Median Household Income # 801 21st
Per Capita Income # 751 26th

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