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The City of Larchwood had a population of 879 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Larchwood is located at latitude 43.4544 and longitude -96.4368 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Larchwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The City of Larchwood (GNIS ID: 2395633) 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 Larchwood is located within Township of Larchwood, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyon County.

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


Total Population 879
Population in Households 879
Population in Familes 767
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 885
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 358
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 262
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (79.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $151,420
Average Home Value $164,618


Median Household Income $53,994
Average Household Income $64,246
Per Capita Income $25,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.27%
Households 0.23% 0.33%
Families 0.31% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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.

Larchwood, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Larchwood 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 # 330 67th
Population Density1 # 368 64th
Diversity Index2 # 692 31st
Median Household Income # 453 55th
Per Capita Income # 591 42nd

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