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Blairsburg, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Blairsburg had a population of 221 as of July 1, 2016. Blairsburg ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blairsburg is located at latitude 42.4784 and longitude -93.6428 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blairsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The City of Blairsburg (GNIS ID: 2394185) 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 Blairsburg is located within Township of Blairsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blairsburg 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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Blairsburg, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 221
Population in Households 221
Population in Familes 182
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 342
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $96,739
Average Home Value $134,859


Median Household Income $53,882
Average Household Income $67,430
Per Capita Income $28,490
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.0%
Households 0.56% 0.0%
Families -1.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.

Blairsburg, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blairsburg 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 # 680 33rd
Population Density1 # 756 25th
Diversity Index2 # 575 44th
Median Household Income # 457 55th
Per Capita Income # 358 65th

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