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Ricketts, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ricketts had a population of 145 as of July 1, 2016. Ricketts 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 Ricketts is located at latitude 42.1281 and longitude -95.5749 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ricketts (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The City of Ricketts (GNIS ID: 2396373) 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 Ricketts is located within Township of Soldier, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ricketts 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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Ricketts, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 145
Population in Households 145
Population in Familes 125
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 568
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 36
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 55 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $281,429


Median Household Income $56,829
Average Household Income $65,549
Per Capita Income $25,296
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.14%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.44% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Ricketts, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ricketts 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 # 796 21st
Population Density1 # 590 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 101 90th
Median Household Income # 317 69th
Per Capita Income # 649 36th

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