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Diamondhead Lake, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Diamondhead Lake Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Guthrie County at latitude 41.5546 and longitude -94.26. Guthrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,053 feet.

The formal official name is the Diamondhead Lake Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Diamondhead Lake, Iowa.

The U5 Census Class Code for Diamondhead Lake indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Diamondhead Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 353
Population in Households 342
Population in Familes 295
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 566
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 6.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (35.6%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $138,060


Median Household Income $53,682
Average Household Income $61,538
Per Capita Income $25,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.85% -0.63%
Households -0.62% -0.68%
Families 0.43% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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.


Diamondhead Lake, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Diamondhead Lake 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 # 555 45th
Population Density1 # 591 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 602 40th
Median Household Income # 428 58th
Per Capita Income # 563 44th

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