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Farley, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Farley had a population of 1,667 as of July 1, 2016. Farley 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 Farley is located at latitude 42.4438 and longitude -91.0091 in Dubuque County. The formal boundaries for the City of Farley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dubuque County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

The City of Farley (GNIS ID: 2394743) 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 Farley is located within Township of Taylor, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dubuque County.

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


Total Population 1,667
Population in Households 1,664
Population in Familes 1,449
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,035
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 627
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 463
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $139,096
Average Home Value $163,570


Median Household Income $65,715
Average Household Income $86,402
Per Capita Income $32,432
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 1.08%
Households 1.39% 1.21%
Families 1.38% 1.1%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   0.33%
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.

Farley, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Farley 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 # 192 81st
Population Density1 # 279 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 918 8th
Median Household Income # 121 88th
Per Capita Income # 151 85th

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