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The City of Arthur had a population of 193 as of July 1, 2016. Arthur ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Arthur is located at latitude 42.3354 and longitude -95.3469 in Ida County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arthur (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ida County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The City of Arthur (GNIS ID: 2393993) 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 Arthur is located within Township of Blaine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ida County.

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


Total Population 193
Population in Households 193
Population in Familes 164
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,270
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 65
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $95,313
Average Home Value $147,887


Median Household Income $49,389
Average Household Income $64,643
Per Capita Income $27,700
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.04% -0.74%
Households -0.86% -0.45%
Families 1.29% -0.62%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.

Arthur, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arthur 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 # 711 30th
Population Density1 # 172 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 749 25th
Median Household Income # 633 37th
Per Capita Income # 424 58th

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