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Kanawha, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Kanawha is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hancock County at latitude 42.9342 and longitude -93.7932. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Kanawha 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 Kanawha (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 645
Population in Households 628
Population in Familes 484
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 321
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 291
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 172
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $48,060
Average Home Value $67,937


Median Household Income $37,307
Average Household Income $46,002
Per Capita Income $20,227
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.25% -0.28%
Households 0.0% -0.14%
Families 0.7% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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, 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 # 403 60th
Population Density1 # 769 24th
Diversity Index2 # 195 81st
Median Household Income # 971 4th
Per Capita Income # 950 6th

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