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Latimer, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Latimer had a population of 518 as of July 1, 2016. Latimer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Latimer is located at latitude 42.7629 and longitude -93.3656 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Latimer (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The City of Latimer (GNIS ID: 2395640) 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 Latimer is located within Township of Marion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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


Total Population 518
Population in Households 518
Population in Familes 435
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 216
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $89,789
Average Home Value $100,143


Median Household Income $48,901
Average Household Income $59,440
Per Capita Income $24,318
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% -0.04%
Households 0.75% 0.0%
Families 1.9% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.98%
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.

Latimer, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Latimer 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 # 453 55th
Population Density1 # 862 15th
Diversity Index2 # 56 95th
Median Household Income # 653 35th
Per Capita Income # 746 26th

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