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Magnolia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Magnolia had a population of 170 as of July 1, 2016. Magnolia ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Magnolia is located at latitude 41.6922 and longitude -95.8741 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Magnolia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,339 feet.

The City of Magnolia (GNIS ID: 2395814) 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 Magnolia is located within Township of Magnolia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

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


Total Population 170
Population in Households 170
Population in Familes 143
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 299
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $178,333
Average Home Value $219,841


Median Household Income $62,126
Average Household Income $71,368
Per Capita Income $29,038
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.17% -0.84%
Households -1.04% -0.55%
Families 1.24% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Magnolia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Magnolia 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 # 747 26th
Population Density1 # 785 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 773 24th
Median Household Income # 174 83rd
Per Capita Income # 328 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.