Prairieburg, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prairieburg, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Prairieburg had a population of 174 as of July 1, 2015. Prairieburg 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 Prairieburg is located at latitude 42.2377 and longitude -91.4258 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prairieburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The City of Prairieburg (GNIS ID: 2396269) 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 Prairieburg is located within Township of Boulder, a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prairieburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Prairieburg, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 174
Population in Households 174
Population in Familes 150
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 377
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 78 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $170,833
Average Home Value $193,548


Median Household Income $70,473
Average Household Income $75,935
Per Capita Income $28,862
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.12%
Households -0.26% -0.27%
Families 1.4% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.


Prairieburg, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairieburg to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 738 27th
Population Density1 # 724 28th
Diversity Index2 # 935 7th
Median Household Income # 94 91st
Per Capita Income # 266 74th

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