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Chapin, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Chapin Census Designated Place had a population of 85 as of July 1, 2016. Chapin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chapin is located at latitude 42.8353 and longitude -93.222 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Chapin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,158 feet.

The Chapin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585476) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Chapin Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ross, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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


Total Population 85
Population in Households 85
Population in Familes 71
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,220
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 34
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Average Home Value $226,852


Median Household Income $60,675
Average Household Income $89,839
Per Capita Income $37,735
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.48%
Households 0.0% -0.6%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
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.

Chapin, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chapin 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 # 894 12th
Population Density1 # 191 81st
Diversity Index2 # 480 53rd
Median Household Income # 206 80th
Per Capita Income # 37 96th

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