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Grundy Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Grundy Center had a population of 2,681 as of July 1, 2017. Grundy Center ranks in the lower 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 Grundy Center is located at latitude 42.3638 and longitude -92.7744 in Grundy County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grundy Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The City of Grundy Center (GNIS ID: 2394256) 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 Grundy Center is located within Township of Palermo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grundy County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grundy Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Grundy Center, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,681
Daytime Population: Workers 1,360
Daytime Population: Residents 1,399
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,759
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 2,601
Population in Familes 2,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 1,061
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $54,933
Average Household Income $68,297
Per Capita Income $29,665


Total Housing Units 1,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 900 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 256 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $113,836
Average Home Value $128,441


Total Households 1,156
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 736
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% 0.07%
Households -0.07% 0.1%
Families -0.06% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Grundy Center, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grundy Center to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 130 87th
Population Density # 268 74th
Diversity Index # 819 18th
Median Household Income # 460 55th
Per Capita Income # 319 68th

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