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The City of Olin had a population of 697 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Olin is located at latitude 41.9975 and longitude -91.1412 in Jones County. 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. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 758 feet.

The City of Olin (GNIS ID: 2396054) 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 Olin is located within Township of Rome, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olin 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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Olin, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 697
Population in Households 697
Population in Familes 550
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 682
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 294
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 195
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $92,204
Average Home Value $119,700


Median Household Income $51,750
Average Household Income $58,771
Per Capita Income $24,434
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.09%
Households -0.05% -0.07%
Families 0.17% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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, 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 # 389 62nd
Population Density1 # 510 50th
Diversity Index2 # 446 56th
Median Household Income # 540 47th
Per Capita Income # 731 28th

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