Griswold, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Griswold, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Griswold had a population of 1,065 as of July 1, 2016. Griswold ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Griswold is located at latitude 41.2343 and longitude -95.1393 in Cass County. 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. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The City of Griswold (GNIS ID: 2394254) 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 Griswold is located within Township of Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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


Total Population 1,065
Population in Households 1,041
Population in Familes 861
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 1,730
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 463
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 315
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 352 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $90,683
Average Home Value $132,031


Median Household Income $44,958
Average Household Income $54,961
Per Capita Income $22,926
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% -0.06%
Households 0.64% 0.04%
Families 2.02% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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, 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 # 274 73rd
Population Density1 # 48 95th
Diversity Index2 # 444 56th
Median Household Income # 786 22nd
Per Capita Income # 866 14th

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