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Meservey, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Meservey had a population of 251 as of July 1, 2017. Meservey 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 Meservey is located at latitude 42.9156 and longitude -93.4734 in Cerro Gordo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meservey (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cerro Gordo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,250 feet.

The City of Meservey (GNIS ID: 2395104) 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 Meservey is located within Township of Grimes, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cerro Gordo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meservey 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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Meservey, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 251
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 136
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 251
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 167
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $47,579
Average Household Income $58,440
Per Capita Income $25,717


Total Housing Units 139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $80,921
Average Home Value $100,789


Total Households 121
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.27% -0.32%
Households -0.11% -0.33%
Families 1.73% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Meservey, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meservey 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 # 649 36th
Population Density # 908 10th
Diversity Index # 717 30th
Median Household Income # 762 25th
Per Capita Income # 662 34th

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