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Cascade, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Cascade had a population of 2,312 as of July 1, 2016. Cascade ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Cascade is located at latitude 42.3019 and longitude -91.0046 in Dubuque County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cascade (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dubuque County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Cascade are located in Dubuque County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Jones County.

The City of Cascade (GNIS ID: 2393764) 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 Cascade is located within Township of Whitewater, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dubuque County.

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


Total Population 2,312
Population in Households 2,265
Population in Familes 1,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 1,217
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 948
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 647
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,052 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 680 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $145,143
Average Home Value $231,453


Median Household Income $57,558
Average Household Income $66,895
Per Capita Income $26,858
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.97%
Households 1.18% 1.03%
Families 1.79% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Cascade, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cascade 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 # 147 86th
Population Density1 # 193 81st
Diversity Index2 # 239 76th
Median Household Income # 289 71st
Per Capita Income # 504 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.