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Dougherty, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dougherty had a population of 57 as of July 1, 2017. Dougherty ranks in the lower 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 Dougherty is located at latitude 42.922 and longitude -93.0359 in Cerro Gordo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dougherty (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cerro Gordo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Dougherty (GNIS ID: 2394551) 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 Dougherty is located within Township of Dougherty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cerro Gordo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dougherty population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dougherty, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 57
Daytime Population: Workers 46
Daytime Population: Residents 28
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 74
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 57
Population in Familes 49
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $60,354
Average Household Income $78,845
Per Capita Income $30,793


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (32.6%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $172,917


Total Households 29
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.24% -0.35%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.44%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Dougherty, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dougherty to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 946 6th
Population Density # 960 5th
Diversity Index # 736 28th
Median Household Income # 251 75th
Per Capita Income # 248 76th

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