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Washta, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Washta had a population of 223 as of July 1, 2015. Washta 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 Washta is located at latitude 42.5756 and longitude -95.7202 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Washta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The City of Washta (GNIS ID: 2397209) 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 Washta is located within Township of Willow, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cherokee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Washta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Washta, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 223
Population in Households 223
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 214
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $129,688
Average Home Value $158,442


Median Household Income $49,451
Average Household Income $59,571
Per Capita Income $24,863
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.0% -1.1%
Households -1.61% -1.01%
Families 0.0% -1.12%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.


Washta, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washta to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 677 33rd
Population Density1 # 864 14th
Diversity Index2 # 479 53rd
Median Household Income # 639 37th
Per Capita Income # 630 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.