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The City of Center Point had a population of 2,536 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Center Point is located at latitude 42.1843 and longitude -91.7794 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Center Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 823 feet.

The City of Center Point (GNIS ID: 2393781) 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 Center Point is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.

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


Total Population 2,536
Population in Households 2,536
Population in Familes 2,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 977
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 920
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 704
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 766 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $192,411
Average Home Value $241,678


Median Household Income $68,969
Average Household Income $77,288
Per Capita Income $27,932
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.77%
Households 0.59% 0.69%
Families 0.92% 0.65%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
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.

Center Point, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center Point 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 # 132 87th
Population Density1 # 318 69th
Diversity Index2 # 669 35th
Median Household Income # 91 91st
Per Capita Income # 404 60th

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