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Swaledale, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Swaledale had a population of 162 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Swaledale: Swaldale.

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


Total Population 162
Daytime Population: Workers 54
Daytime Population: Residents 84
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 138
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 161
Population in Familes 140
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 662
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $59,226
Average Household Income $76,146
Per Capita Income $30,811


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $146,875
Average Home Value $173,016


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 56
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 -0.25% -0.25%
Households 0.0% -0.26%
Families 2.75% -0.36%
Median Household Income   4.94%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 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 # 759 25th
Population Density # 519 49th
Diversity Index # 607 40th
Median Household Income # 281 72nd
Per Capita Income # 246 76th

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