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Iowa Falls, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Iowa Falls had a population of 5,229 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Iowa Falls, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,229
Daytime Population: Workers 3,111
Daytime Population: Residents 3,006
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 4,819
Population in Familes 3,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 410
Population Density2 976
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $49,700
Average Household Income $63,983
Per Capita Income $27,362


Total Housing Units 2,462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,499 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 693 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $111,232
Average Home Value $134,840


Total Households 2,192
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,308
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.02% -0.05%
Households -0.09% -0.12%
Families 0.14% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2017 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 Density # 314 69th
Diversity Index # 133 87th
Median Household Income # 701 31st
Per Capita Income # 513 49th

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