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Saint Benedict, Iowa - Basic Facts

The St. Benedict Census Designated Place had a population of 41 as of July 1, 2016. Saint Benedict ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Saint Benedict is located at latitude 43.044 and longitude -94.061 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the St. Benedict Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The St. Benedict Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585485) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The St. Benedict Census Designated Place is located within Township of Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kossuth County.

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


Total Population 41
Population in Households 41
Population in Familes 33
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 53
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 18
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $136,667


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $87,120
Per Capita Income $37,541
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.0%
Households 0.92% 0.0%
Families 2.96% 1.61%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.

Saint Benedict, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Benedict 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 # 977 3rd
Population Density1 # 991 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 849 16th
Median Household Income # 614 38th
Per Capita Income # 39 96th

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