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Aurelia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Aurelia had a population of 1,021 as of July 1, 2016. Aurelia ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aurelia is located at latitude 42.7131 and longitude -95.4369 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aurelia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The City of Aurelia (GNIS ID: 2394029) 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 Aurelia is located within Township of Pitcher, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cherokee County.

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

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


Total Population 1,021
Population in Households 989
Population in Familes 838
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 1,007
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 424
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 298
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 347 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $90,909
Average Home Value $116,092


Median Household Income $51,439
Average Household Income $58,756
Per Capita Income $24,714
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.51%
Households -0.08% -0.33%
Families -0.05% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

Aurelia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurelia 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 # 284 72nd
Population Density1 # 295 71st
Diversity Index2 # 189 81st
Median Household Income # 557 45th
Per Capita Income # 701 31st

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