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Riceville, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Riceville had a population of 869 as of July 1, 2016. Riceville ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Riceville is located at latitude 43.3625 and longitude -92.5533 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riceville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,230 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Riceville are located in Howard County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Mitchell County.

The City of Riceville (GNIS ID: 2396360) 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 Riceville is located within Township of Jamestown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

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


Total Population 869
Population in Households 850
Population in Familes 716
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 791
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 380
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $102,273
Average Home Value $139,597


Median Household Income $42,275
Average Household Income $52,200
Per Capita Income $21,039
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.64% 1.01%
Households 1.75% 1.13%
Families 3.43% 0.99%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.

Riceville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riceville 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 # 336 67th
Population Density1 # 431 57th
Diversity Index2 # 830 18th
Median Household Income # 871 14th
Per Capita Income # 958 5th

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