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The City of Iowa Falls had a population of 5,247 as of July 1, 2016. Iowa Falls ranks in 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 Iowa Falls is located at latitude 42.5192 and longitude -93.2661 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iowa Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The City of Iowa Falls (GNIS ID: 2395433) 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 Iowa Falls is located within Township of Hardin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin County.

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


Total Population 5,247
Population in Households 4,846
Population in Familes 3,713
Population in Group Qrtrs 401
Population Density1 979
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 2,193
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,494 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 699 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 293 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $112,852
Average Home Value $134,047


Median Household Income $45,965
Average Household Income $61,223
Per Capita Income $26,133
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.04%
Households -0.1% -0.06%
Families 0.23% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Iowa Falls, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iowa Falls 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 # 75 93rd
Population Density1 # 314 69th
Diversity Index2 # 144 86th
Median Household Income # 749 26th
Per Capita Income # 572 43rd

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