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Farley, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Farley had a population of 1,669 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Farley, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,669
Daytime Population: Workers 876
Daytime Population: Residents 740
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,616
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 1,666
Population in Familes 1,448
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,036
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $63,802
Average Household Income $85,791
Per Capita Income $32,113


Total Housing Units 638 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 1.9%)
Median Home Value $139,229
Average Home Value $163,743


Total Households 626
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 461
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 1.14% 1.1%
Households 1.18% 1.06%
Families 1.13% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

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, 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 # 191 81st
Population Density # 280 72nd
Diversity Index # 897 11th
Median Household Income # 174 83rd
Per Capita Income # 185 82nd

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