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The City of George had a population of 1,165 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for George is located at latitude 43.3429 and longitude -96.0037 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of George (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,381 feet.

The City of George (GNIS ID: 2394881) 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 George is located within Township of Wheeler, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyon County.

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


Total Population 1,165
Population in Households 1,124
Population in Familes 932
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 486
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 482
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 325
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $85,032
Average Home Value $100,654


Median Household Income $51,195
Average Household Income $54,591
Per Capita Income $22,649
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 0.88%
Households 1.07% 0.86%
Families 1.18% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

George, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares George 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 # 251 75th
Population Density1 # 660 35th
Diversity Index2 # 362 64th
Median Household Income # 573 43rd
Per Capita Income # 894 11th

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