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Jewell Junction city, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Jewell Junction had a population of 1,218 as of July 1, 2016. Jewell Junction city ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jewell Junction city is located at latitude 42.3102 and longitude -93.6387 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jewell Junction (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

The City of Jewell Junction (GNIS ID: 2395471) 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 Jewell Junction is located within Township of Lyon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

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


Total Population 1,218
Population in Households 1,218
Population in Familes 1,033
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 314
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 481
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 336
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $125,791
Average Home Value $135,696


Median Household Income $55,151
Average Household Income $76,132
Per Capita Income $29,924
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.1%
Households 0.1% -0.08%
Families 0.0% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

Jewell Junction city, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jewell Junction city 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 # 245 76th
Population Density1 # 772 24th
Diversity Index2 # 159 84th
Median Household Income # 387 62nd
Per Capita Income # 269 73rd

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