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Swaledale, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Swaledale had a population of 160 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Swaledale is located at latitude 42.9765 and longitude -93.3155 in Cerro Gordo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Swaledale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cerro Gordo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Swaledale (GNIS ID: 2396012) 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 Swaledale is located within Township of Pleasant Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cerro Gordo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Swaledale 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 Swaledale: Swaldale.

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


Total Population 160
Population in Households 160
Population in Familes 138
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 654
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $169,531


Median Household Income $59,085
Average Household Income $76,922
Per Capita Income $31,514
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.49% -0.25%
Households -0.21% -0.26%
Families 3.2% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Swaledale, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swaledale 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 # 765 24th
Population Density1 # 526 48th
Diversity Index2 # 742 27th
Median Household Income # 244 76th
Per Capita Income # 199 80th

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