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Scranton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Scranton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Greene County at latitude 42.0191 and longitude -94.5491. Greene County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Scranton 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 Scranton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 555
Population in Households 555
Population in Familes 455
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 296
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $74,479
Average Home Value $101,216


Median Household Income $48,786
Average Household Income $56,553
Per Capita Income $24,584
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.08% -0.18%
Households 0.0% 0.08%
Families 2.07% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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.


Scranton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scranton 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 # 440 56th
Population Density1 # 790 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 595 41st
Median Household Income # 690 32nd
Per Capita Income # 616 39th

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