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Panora, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Panora is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Guthrie County at latitude 41.691 and longitude -94.3637. Guthrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Panora 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 Panora (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,133
Population in Households 1,088
Population in Familes 864
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 629
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 467
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 290
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $125,538
Average Home Value $164,565


Median Household Income $53,734
Average Household Income $65,111
Per Capita Income $27,660
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% -0.04%
Households 0.36% 0.0%
Families 0.33% -0.14%
Median Household Income   6.32%
Per Capita Income   3.97%
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, 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 # 258 75th
Population Density1 # 548 46th
Diversity Index2 # 397 61st
Median Household Income # 422 58th
Per Capita Income # 305 70th

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