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Wilton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Wilton had a population of 2,937 as of July 1, 2016. Wilton 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 Wilton is located at latitude 41.5891 and longitude -91.0255 in Muscatine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Muscatine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wilton are located in Muscatine County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Cedar County.

The City of Wilton (GNIS ID: 2397334) 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 Wilton is located within Township of Wilton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Muscatine County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilton: Glendale, Muscatine Junction, Wilton Junction.

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Wilton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,937
Population in Households 2,937
Population in Familes 2,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,444
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,208
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 798
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 861 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 347 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $129,068
Average Home Value $136,498


Median Household Income $56,504
Average Household Income $68,642
Per Capita Income $28,192
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.58%
Households 0.72% 0.56%
Families 0.64% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

Wilton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilton 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 # 120 88th
Population Density1 # 110 89th
Diversity Index2 # 339 67th
Median Household Income # 331 67th
Per Capita Income # 382 62nd

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