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Martelle, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Martelle had a population of 285 as of July 1, 2017. Martelle ranks in 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 Martelle is located at latitude 42.0204 and longitude -91.3578 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the City of Martelle (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 906 feet.

The City of Martelle (GNIS ID: 2395027) 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 Martelle is located within Township of Greenfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

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


Total Population 285
Daytime Population: Workers 42
Daytime Population: Residents 147
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 189
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 285
Population in Familes 241
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 850
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $56,990
Average Household Income $73,198
Per Capita Income $29,464


Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $187,500
Average Home Value $193,571


Total Households 128
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 96
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 1.55% 0.49%
Households 1.61% 0.62%
Families 2.37% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Martelle, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Martelle 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 # 610 40th
Population Density # 400 60th
Diversity Index # 770 23rd
Median Household Income # 351 65th
Per Capita Income # 337 67th

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