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Panora, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Panora had a population of 1,142 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Panora is located at latitude 41.691 and longitude -94.3637 in Guthrie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Panora (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Guthrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The City of Panora (GNIS ID: 2396137) 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 Panora is located within Township of Cass, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guthrie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Panora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Panora, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,142
Population in Households 1,094
Population in Familes 869
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 634
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 471
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 334 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $206,532


Median Household Income $54,524
Average Household Income $77,006
Per Capita Income $32,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.02%
Households 0.38% 0.13%
Families 0.44% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Panora, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Panora to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 259 75th
Population Density1 # 542 46th
Diversity Index2 # 392 61st
Median Household Income # 422 58th
Per Capita Income # 134 87th

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