Alvord, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alvord, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Alvord had a population of 199 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

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


Total Population 199
Population in Households 199
Population in Familes 176
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 723
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 81
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (81.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $101,667
Average Home Value $132,042


Median Household Income $57,464
Average Household Income $66,184
Per Capita Income $24,323
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.3%
Households 0.48% 0.49%
Families 2.35% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.

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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, 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 # 700 31st
Population Density1 # 474 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 152 85th
Median Household Income # 322 68th
Per Capita Income # 689 32nd

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