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Galva, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Galva is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ida County at latitude 42.5059 and longitude -95.4177. Ida County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Galva, but most people and references simply refer to it as Galva, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Galva indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Galva (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Galva, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 439
Population in Households 439
Population in Familes 379
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 617
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $96,667
Average Home Value $125,725


Median Household Income $53,882
Average Household Income $64,482
Per Capita Income $25,575
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.27% 0.09%
Households 0.4% 0.22%
Families 3.16% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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.


Galva, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galva to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 498 51st
Population Density1 # 557 45th
Diversity Index2 # 276 73rd
Median Household Income # 415 59th
Per Capita Income # 512 49th

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