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Peterson, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Peterson had a population of 342 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Peterson is located at latitude 42.9173 and longitude -95.3431 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peterson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,250 feet.

The City of Peterson (GNIS ID: 2396195) 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 Peterson is located within Township of Peterson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Peterson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 342
Daytime Population: Workers 82
Daytime Population: Residents 172
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 254
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 342
Population in Familes 278
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 659
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $53,277
Average Household Income $65,046
Per Capita Income $28,477


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $98,780
Average Home Value $140,257


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 105
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 0.33% 0.17%
Households 0.26% 0.13%
Families 1.39% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Peterson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peterson 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 # 565 44th
Population Density # 522 48th
Diversity Index # 731 27th
Median Household Income # 547 46th
Per Capita Income # 402 60th

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