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Panora, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Panora had a population of 1,128 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,128
Daytime Population: Workers 845
Daytime Population: Residents 570
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,415
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 1,084
Population in Familes 858
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 627
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $60,945
Average Household Income $76,426
Per Capita Income $32,593


Total Housing Units 545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 330 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $137,264
Average Home Value $205,243


Total Households 464
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 289
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 0.05% -0.04%
Households 0.12% -0.04%
Families 0.14% -0.14%
Median Household Income   4.17%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 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 # 260 74th
Population Density # 548 46th
Diversity Index # 437 56th
Median Household Income # 233 77th
Per Capita Income # 162 84th

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