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Whitten, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Whitten had a population of 155 as of July 1, 2016. Whitten 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 Whitten is located at latitude 42.2644 and longitude -93.0108 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whitten (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The City of Whitten (GNIS ID: 2397308) 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 Whitten is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin County.

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


Total Population 155
Population in Households 155
Population in Familes 127
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 287
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $76,250
Average Home Value $98,469


Median Household Income $51,191
Average Household Income $55,316
Per Capita Income $22,616
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.26%
Households 0.53% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Whitten, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitten 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 # 774 23rd
Population Density1 # 801 21st
Diversity Index2 # 312 70th
Median Household Income # 574 43rd
Per Capita Income # 896 11th

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