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Magnolia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Magnolia had a population of 170 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 170
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 74
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 79
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.46
Population in Households 170
Population in Familes 143
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 299
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $64,084
Average Household Income $77,038
Per Capita Income $30,533


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $179,688
Average Home Value $220,238


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 53
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 -1.01% -0.72%
Households -0.9% -0.82%
Families 0.81% -0.77%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 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 # 743 26th
Population Density # 782 23rd
Diversity Index # 797 21st
Median Household Income # 168 83rd
Per Capita Income # 266 74th

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