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The City of Alvord had a population of 210 as of July 1, 2016. Alvord ranks in the upper 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 Alvord is located at latitude 43.3418 and longitude -96.3026 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alvord (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,329 feet.

The City of Alvord (GNIS ID: 2393943) 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 Alvord is located within Township of Doon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyon County.

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


Total Population 210
Population in Households 210
Population in Familes 186
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 763
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 91 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $96,154
Average Home Value $123,958


Median Household Income $55,274
Average Household Income $68,698
Per Capita Income $24,800
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 0.93%
Households 1.18% 0.7%
Families 2.5% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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.

Alvord, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alvord 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 # 690 32nd
Population Density1 # 447 56th
Diversity Index2 # 139 86th
Median Household Income # 383 62nd
Per Capita Income # 693 31st

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