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The City of Martelle had a population of 283 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 283
Population in Households 283
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 844
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 126
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $185,294
Average Home Value $195,433


Median Household Income $55,689
Average Household Income $73,943
Per Capita Income $29,277
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.68% 0.97%
Households 1.61% 0.93%
Families 2.58% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   0.59%
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.

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, 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 # 617 39th
Population Density1 # 407 60th
Diversity Index2 # 847 16th
Median Household Income # 366 64th
Per Capita Income # 309 69th

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