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Grand River, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Grand River had a population of 232 as of July 1, 2017. Grand River ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grand River is located at latitude 40.8189 and longitude -93.9634 in Decatur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Decatur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Grand River (GNIS ID: 2394954) 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 Grand River is located within Township of Richland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Decatur County.

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


Total Population 232
Daytime Population: Workers 20
Daytime Population: Residents 131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 151
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 232
Population in Familes 195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,115
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $36,146
Average Household Income $56,189
Per Capita Income $21,665


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $94,737
Average Home Value $181,250


Total Households 96
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 66
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 -0.24% -0.43%
Households -0.42% -0.42%
Families 1.8% -0.61%
Median Household Income   5.69%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Grand River, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand River 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 # 664 34th
Population Density # 240 76th
Diversity Index # 664 34th
Median Household Income # 994 2nd
Per Capita Income # 959 5th

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