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Donnellson, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Donnellson had a population of 901 as of July 1, 2016. Donnellson ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Donnellson is located at latitude 40.6441 and longitude -91.5616 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Donnellson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The City of Donnellson (GNIS ID: 2394545) 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 Donnellson is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.

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


Total Population 901
Population in Households 860
Population in Familes 695
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 714
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 240
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $92,308
Average Home Value $111,940


Median Household Income $49,475
Average Household Income $59,094
Per Capita Income $24,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% 0.04%
Households -0.26% -0.05%
Families 0.97% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

Donnellson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Donnellson 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 # 320 68th
Population Density1 # 483 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 942 6th
Median Household Income # 631 38th
Per Capita Income # 758 25th

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