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Paton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Paton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Greene County at latitude 42.164 and longitude -94.2549. Greene County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Paton 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 Paton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 222
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 394
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $60,870
Average Home Value $74,662


Median Household Income $53,421
Average Household Income $62,632
Per Capita Income $26,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.43% -0.82%
Households -1.34% -0.8%
Families 2.67% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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.


Paton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paton 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 # 679 33rd
Population Density1 # 711 30th
Diversity Index2 # 290 72nd
Median Household Income # 439 57th
Per Capita Income # 432 57th

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