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Washta, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Washta is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cherokee County at latitude 42.5756 and longitude -95.7202. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Washta, but most people and references simply refer to it as Washta, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Washta indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Washta, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 230
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 220
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $118,421
Average Home Value $144,551


Median Household Income $51,107
Average Household Income $61,979
Per Capita Income $25,841
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.76% -1.25%
Households -1.31% -0.98%
Families 0.64% -1.09%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
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, 2014 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 # 671 33rd
Population Density1 # 855 15th
Diversity Index2 # 487 52nd
Median Household Income # 587 42nd
Per Capita Income # 481 52nd

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