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Waucoma, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Waucoma is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Fayette County at latitude 43.0555 and longitude -92.0341. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Waucoma, but most people and references simply refer to it as Waucoma, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Waucoma indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Waucoma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Waucoma, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 252
Population in Households 252
Population in Familes 211
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 582
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $92,241
Average Home Value $139,691


Median Household Income $46,615
Average Household Income $55,336
Per Capita Income $23,066
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.46% -0.56%
Households 0.0% -0.5%
Families 2.99% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   3.24%
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.

Waucoma, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waucoma to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 649 36th
Population Density1 # 579 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 766 23rd
Median Household Income # 737 27th
Per Capita Income # 767 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.