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Olin, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Olin is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jones County at latitude 41.9975 and longitude -91.1412. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 758 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Olin 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 Olin (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 707
Population in Households 707
Population in Familes 560
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 686
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 303
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $90,230
Average Home Value $102,027


Median Household Income $52,898
Average Household Income $60,412
Per Capita Income $25,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.3% 0.23%
Households 0.63% 0.33%
Families 0.96% 0.2%
Median Household Income   4.12%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
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.


Olin, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olin 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 # 385 62nd
Population Density1 # 508 50th
Diversity Index2 # 410 59th
Median Household Income # 476 53rd
Per Capita Income # 531 47th

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