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Iowa City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Iowa City is the 5th largest city in Iowa with a population of 72,688 as of July 1, 2016. Iowa City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Iowa City is located at latitude 41.656 and longitude -91.5306 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iowa City (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Iowa City (GNIS ID: 468086) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Iowa City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

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


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

POPULATION

Total Population 72,688
Population in Households 66,018
Population in Familes 35,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,670
Population Density1 2,827
Diversity Index2 44
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,709
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 12,513
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 31,434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,758 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,951 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,725 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $196,596
Average Home Value $233,820
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,084
Average Household Income $67,861
Per Capita Income $28,399
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 1.43%
Households 1.15% 1.55%
Families 1.02% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Iowa City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iowa 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 # 5 100th
Population Density1 # 5 100th
Diversity Index2 # 27 97th
Median Household Income # 781 23rd
Per Capita Income # 365 64th

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