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The City of Armstrong had a population of 918 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Armstrong is located at latitude 43.3944 and longitude -94.4832 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the City of Armstrong (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,250 feet.

The City of Armstrong (GNIS ID: 2393989) 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 Armstrong is located within Township of Armstrong Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Emmet County.

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


Total Population 918
Population in Households 882
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 1,048
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 406
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 321 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $81,346
Average Home Value $119,938


Median Household Income $51,725
Average Household Income $61,030
Per Capita Income $27,396
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% 0.02%
Households 0.12% 0.05%
Families 0.12% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Armstrong, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Armstrong 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 # 314 69th
Population Density1 # 277 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 482 52nd
Median Household Income # 543 46th
Per Capita Income # 454 55th

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