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Ionia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ionia had a population of 286 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ionia is located at latitude 43.0361 and longitude -92.4584 in Chickasaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ionia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chickasaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The City of Ionia (GNIS ID: 2395432) 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 Ionia is located within Township of Chickasaw, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chickasaw County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ionia 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 Ionia: Lonia.

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


Total Population 286
Population in Households 275
Population in Familes 235
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 520
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 118
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $231,971


Median Household Income $42,893
Average Household Income $50,413
Per Capita Income $20,057
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.21%
Households -0.13% -0.17%
Families 2.62% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

Ionia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ionia 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 # 615 39th
Population Density1 # 634 37th
Diversity Index2 # 506 50th
Median Household Income # 851 16th
Per Capita Income # 983 3rd

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