Whittemore, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whittemore, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Whittemore had a population of 518 as of July 1, 2016. Whittemore ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whittemore is located at latitude 43.0634 and longitude -94.4251 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whittemore (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The City of Whittemore (GNIS ID: 2397307) 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 Whittemore is located within Township of Whittemore, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kossuth County.

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


Total Population 518
Population in Households 518
Population in Familes 425
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,232
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $98,361
Average Home Value $182,796


Median Household Income $53,809
Average Household Income $78,692
Per Capita Income $32,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.08%
Households 0.7% 0.26%
Families 2.02% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.01%
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.

Whittemore, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whittemore 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 # 454 55th
Population Density1 # 183 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 545 46th
Median Household Income # 461 54th
Per Capita Income # 133 87th

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