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The City of Lime Springs had a population of 508 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lime Springs is located at latitude 43.4498 and longitude -92.2841 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lime Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,243 feet.

The City of Lime Springs (GNIS ID: 2395709) 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 Lime Springs is located within Township of Forest City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lime Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lime Springs: Lime Spring, Lime Springs Village, Limesprings.

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Lime Springs, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 508
Population in Households 508
Population in Familes 427
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 499
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $114,286
Average Home Value $178,590


Median Household Income $54,234
Average Household Income $65,829
Per Capita Income $26,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.0%
Households -0.07% -0.08%
Families 1.81% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.

Lime Springs, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lime Springs 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 # 467 54th
Population Density1 # 654 35th
Diversity Index2 # 738 27th
Median Household Income # 440 56th
Per Capita Income # 566 44th

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