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Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Maharishi Vedic City had a population of 261 as of July 1, 2016. Maharishi Vedic City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Maharishi Vedic City is located at latitude 41.0543 and longitude -92.0139 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Maharishi Vedic City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 791 feet.

The City of Maharishi Vedic City (GNIS ID: 2395815) 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 Maharishi Vedic City is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Maharishi Vedic City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Maharishi Vedic City: Vedic City.

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Maharishi Vedic City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 261
Population in Households 259
Population in Familes 196
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 145
Average Household Size 1.79
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $98,387
Average Home Value $174,490


Median Household Income $61,469
Average Household Income $79,014
Per Capita Income $35,757
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.3%
Households 0.34% 0.55%
Families 10.58% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.61%
Per Capita Income   3.02%
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.

Maharishi Vedic City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maharishi Vedic City 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 # 639 37th
Population Density1 # 973 4th
Diversity Index2 # 409 60th
Median Household Income # 188 81st
Per Capita Income # 71 93rd

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