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Homestead, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Homestead Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Iowa County at latitude 41.7627 and longitude -91.8731. Iowa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The formal official name is the Homestead Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Homestead, Iowa.

The U5 Census Class Code for Homestead indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Homestead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 150
Population in Households 150
Population in Familes 135
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 88
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $163,333
Average Home Value $173,958


Median Household Income $66,554
Average Household Income $86,495
Per Capita Income $31,399
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.27%
Households 0.41% 0.34%
Families 2.11% 0.42%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.


Homestead, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homestead 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 # 785 22nd
Population Density1 # 969 4th
Diversity Index2 # 679 33rd
Median Household Income # 116 89th
Per Capita Income # 114 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.