Holy Cross, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Holy Cross, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Holy Cross had a population of 391 as of July 1, 2016. Holy Cross ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Holy Cross is located at latitude 42.6007 and longitude -90.9961 in Dubuque County. The formal boundaries for the City of Holy Cross (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dubuque County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,207 feet.

The City of Holy Cross (GNIS ID: 2394410) 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 Holy Cross is located within Township of Concord, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dubuque County.

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


Total Population 391
Population in Households 391
Population in Familes 350
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,265
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $120,652
Average Home Value $170,709


Median Household Income $51,986
Average Household Income $61,577
Per Capita Income $23,178
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.76%
Households 0.83% 0.87%
Families 2.12% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Holy Cross, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holy Cross 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 # 534 47th
Population Density1 # 173 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 981 3rd
Median Household Income # 530 48th
Per Capita Income # 848 16th

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