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Fenton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fenton had a population of 289 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fenton is located at latitude 43.2182 and longitude -94.428 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The City of Fenton (GNIS ID: 2394756) 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 Fenton is located within Township of Fenton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kossuth County.

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


Total Population 289
Population in Households 289
Population in Familes 241
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 841
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $66,667
Average Home Value $123,284


Median Household Income $51,773
Average Household Income $78,472
Per Capita Income $33,159
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.21%
Households 0.61% 0.29%
Families 2.92% 0.22%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

Fenton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fenton 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 # 610 40th
Population Density1 # 411 59th
Diversity Index2 # 511 49th
Median Household Income # 539 47th
Per Capita Income # 129 87th

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