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Solon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Solon had a population of 2,476 as of July 1, 2017. Solon ranks in the upper 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 Solon is located at latitude 41.8063 and longitude -91.4976 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Solon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The City of Solon (GNIS ID: 2395909) 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 Solon is located within Township of Big Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Solon 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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Solon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,476
Daytime Population: Workers 732
Daytime Population: Residents 1,224
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,956
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 2,414
Population in Familes 2,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 1,739
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $69,351
Average Household Income $85,889
Per Capita Income $31,593


Total Housing Units 1,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 740 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $234,286
Average Home Value $240,101


Total Households 925
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 657
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 2.73% 2.42%
Households 2.77% 2.41%
Families 3.06% 2.32%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Solon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Solon 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 # 138 86th
Population Density # 48 95th
Diversity Index # 533 47th
Median Household Income # 100 90th
Per Capita Income # 212 79th

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