Cresco, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Cresco, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Cresco had a population of 3,846 as of July 1, 2016. Cresco ranks in the upper 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 Cresco is located at latitude 43.3718 and longitude -92.1163 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cresco (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,289 feet.

The City of Cresco (GNIS ID: 2393669) 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 Cresco is located within Township of Vernon Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 3,846
Population in Households 3,731
Population in Familes 2,816
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density1 1,149
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,635
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 947
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,821 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,207 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 428 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $99,363
Average Home Value $118,491
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,832
Average Household Income $57,319
Per Capita Income $24,622
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.03%
Households -0.24% -0.15%
Families -0.25% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

Cresco, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cresco 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 # 104 90th
Population Density1 # 225 78th
Diversity Index2 # 500 51st
Median Household Income # 943 7th
Per Capita Income # 708 30th

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