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Sabula, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sabula had a population of 557 as of July 1, 2017. Sabula 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 Sabula is located at latitude 42.0702 and longitude -90.1825 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sabula (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.86 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 597 feet.

The City of Sabula (GNIS ID: 2396465) 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 Sabula is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sabula population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sabula, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 557
Daytime Population: Workers 92
Daytime Population: Residents 298
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 390
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 557
Population in Familes 441
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,379
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $41,241
Average Household Income $50,779
Per Capita Income $23,360


Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 206 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $92,330
Average Home Value $149,390


Total Households 263
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.46% -0.43%
Households -0.36% -0.38%
Families 0.43% -0.5%
Median Household Income   3.93%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Sabula, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sabula to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 440 57th
Population Density # 133 87th
Diversity Index # 902 11th
Median Household Income # 935 7th
Per Capita Income # 875 13th

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