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West Amana, Iowa - Basic Facts

The West Amana Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Iowa County at latitude 41.8085 and longitude -91.9655. Iowa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for West Amana 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 West Amana Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 142
Population in Households 142
Population in Familes 112
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 522
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 70 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $152,660


Median Household Income $56,058
Average Household Income $64,242
Per Capita Income $27,291
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.2% 0.69%
Households 1.19% 0.96%
Families 3.28% 1.01%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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.


West Amana, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Amana 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 # 796 21st
Population Density1 # 627 38th
Diversity Index2 # 165 84th
Median Household Income # 325 68th
Per Capita Income # 332 67th

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