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The City of Walford had a population of 1,476 as of July 1, 2016. Walford 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 Walford is located at latitude 41.8797 and longitude -91.8305 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walford (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Walford are located in Benton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Linn County.

The City of Walford (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Walford is located within Township of Fairfax, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

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


Total Population 1,476
Population in Households 1,472
Population in Familes 1,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,524
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 486
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 370
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 417 (83.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $216,087
Average Home Value $278,469


Median Household Income $75,697
Average Household Income $84,717
Per Capita Income $31,337
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.84%
Households 0.3% 0.85%
Families -1.71% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Walford, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walford 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 # 220 78th
Population Density1 # 94 91st
Diversity Index2 # 705 30th
Median Household Income # 56 95th
Per Capita Income # 209 79th

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