Steamboat Rock, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Steamboat Rock had a population of 300 as of July 1, 2016. Steamboat Rock 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 Steamboat Rock is located at latitude 42.4081 and longitude -93.0665 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Steamboat Rock (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Steamboat Rock (GNIS ID: 2395960) 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 Steamboat Rock is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin County.

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


Total Population 300
Population in Households 300
Population in Familes 240
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 551
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $132,143


Median Household Income $50,993
Average Household Income $68,445
Per Capita Income $29,704
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.27%
Households -0.67% -0.43%
Families 1.88% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

Steamboat Rock, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Steamboat Rock 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 # 599 41st
Population Density1 # 604 40th
Diversity Index2 # 199 80th
Median Household Income # 581 43rd
Per Capita Income # 283 72nd

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