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Swisher, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Swisher is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Johnson County at latitude 41.8442 and longitude -91.6939. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Swisher, but most people and references simply refer to it as Swisher, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Swisher indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Swisher (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 856
Population in Households 856
Population in Familes 740
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,049
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 287 (82.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $197,941
Average Home Value $214,460


Median Household Income $82,279
Average Household Income $96,169
Per Capita Income $38,081
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.62% 0.19%
Households -0.48% 0.18%
Families -1.01% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.


Swisher, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swisher 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 # 334 67th
Population Density1 # 276 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 559 45th
Median Household Income # 21 98th
Per Capita Income # 19 98th

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