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Weldon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Weldon had a population of 156 as of July 1, 2016. Weldon ranks in the lower 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 Weldon is located at latitude 40.8973 and longitude -93.7355 in Decatur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Weldon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Decatur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,148 feet.

The City of Weldon (GNIS ID: 2397245) 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 Weldon is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Decatur County.

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


Total Population 156
Population in Households 156
Population in Familes 129
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 860
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 66 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $78,571
Average Home Value $88,942


Median Household Income $43,878
Average Household Income $67,660
Per Capita Income $27,603
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.61% 1.97%
Households 3.51% 1.73%
Families 6.52% 1.68%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Weldon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Weldon 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 # 769 24th
Population Density1 # 387 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 829 18th
Median Household Income # 817 19th
Per Capita Income # 433 57th

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