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Adel, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Adel had a population of 4,499 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Adel is located at latitude 41.6071 and longitude -94.0119 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Adel (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Adel (GNIS ID: 2393882) 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 Adel is located within Township of Adel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Adel 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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Adel, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,499
Daytime Population: Workers 2,025
Daytime Population: Residents 2,289
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,314
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 4,426
Population in Familes 3,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 975
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $56,199
Average Household Income $75,464
Per Capita Income $30,511


Total Housing Units 1,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,273 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 544 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $169,930
Average Home Value $195,028


Total Households 1,817
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,185
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 2.68% 3.02%
Households 2.69% 3.04%
Families 3.08% 2.96%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Adel, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adel 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 # 91 91st
Population Density # 317 69th
Diversity Index # 301 70th
Median Household Income # 392 61st
Per Capita Income # 269 73rd

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