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The City of Nora Springs had a population of 1,503 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Nora Springs is located at latitude 43.1441 and longitude -93.0089 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nora Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Floyd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Nora Springs (GNIS ID: 2395244) 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 Nora Springs is located within Township of Rock Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Floyd County.

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


Total Population 1,503
Population in Households 1,474
Population in Familes 1,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 688
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 611
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 430
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 514 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $111,157
Average Home Value $151,709


Median Household Income $52,131
Average Household Income $63,248
Per Capita Income $25,699
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.3%
Households 0.92% 0.42%
Families 1.66% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.

Nora Springs, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nora Springs 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 # 213 79th
Population Density1 # 507 50th
Diversity Index2 # 727 28th
Median Household Income # 521 48th
Per Capita Income # 619 39th

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