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The City of Owasa had a population of 42 as of July 1, 2016. Owasa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Owasa is located at latitude 42.4317 and longitude -93.205 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Owasa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Owasa (GNIS ID: 2396113) 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 Owasa is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin County.

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


Total Population 42
Population in Households 42
Population in Familes 33
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 16
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $120,833


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $69,721
Per Capita Income $29,413
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.48%
Households -0.97% 0.0%
Families 3.26% -1.89%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

Owasa, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owasa 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 # 974 3rd
Population Density1 # 977 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 260 74th
Median Household Income # 624 39th
Per Capita Income # 299 70th

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