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The City of Ringsted had a population of 420 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ringsted is located at latitude 43.2949 and longitude -94.5067 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ringsted (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,286 feet.

The City of Ringsted (GNIS ID: 2396378) 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 Ringsted is located within Township of Denmark, a minor civil division (MCD) of Emmet County.

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


Total Population 420
Population in Households 420
Population in Familes 342
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 389
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $190,667


Median Household Income $42,510
Average Household Income $73,268
Per Capita Income $32,014
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.05%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.14% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Ringsted, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ringsted 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 # 515 49th
Population Density1 # 718 29th
Diversity Index2 # 422 58th
Median Household Income # 863 15th
Per Capita Income # 171 83rd

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