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The City of Little Rock had a population of 501 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Little Rock is located at latitude 43.4454 and longitude -95.8804 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Little Rock (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,489 feet.

The City of Little Rock (GNIS ID: 2395736) 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 Little Rock is located within Township of Elgin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Little Rock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Little Rock, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 501
Daytime Population: Workers 108
Daytime Population: Residents 233
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 501
Population in Familes 430
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 624
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $47,015
Average Household Income $56,177
Per Capita Income $22,374


Total Housing Units 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $58,721
Average Home Value $86,612


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.21% 0.86%
Households 1.29% 0.92%
Families 2.29% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Little Rock, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little Rock to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 468 54th
Population Density # 552 45th
Diversity Index # 623 39th
Median Household Income # 780 23rd
Per Capita Income # 935 7th

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