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Scranton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Scranton had a population of 553 as of July 1, 2015. Scranton ranks in the lower 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 Scranton is located at latitude 42.0191 and longitude -94.5491 in Greene County. 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. Greene County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Scranton (GNIS ID: 2396562) 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 Scranton is located within Township of Scranton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scranton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Scranton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 553
Population in Households 553
Population in Familes 452
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 295
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $68,023
Average Home Value $93,514


Median Household Income $45,632
Average Household Income $56,105
Per Capita Income $24,375
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.15%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.67% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.41%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 441 56th
Population Density1 # 789 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 390 61st
Median Household Income # 747 26th
Per Capita Income # 684 32nd

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