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Kanawha, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Kanawha had a population of 628 as of July 1, 2015. Kanawha 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 Kanawha is located at latitude 42.9342 and longitude -93.7932 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kanawha (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

The City of Kanawha (GNIS ID: 2395487) 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 Kanawha is located within Township of Amsterdam, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kanawha population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Kanawha, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 628
Population in Households 611
Population in Familes 470
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 313
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $50,714
Average Home Value $74,766


Median Household Income $40,752
Average Household Income $52,175
Per Capita Income $22,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.71% -0.51%
Households -0.6% -0.29%
Families 0.0% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.


Kanawha, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kanawha to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 409 60th
Population Density1 # 774 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 199 80th
Median Household Income # 904 11th
Per Capita Income # 819 19th

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