Winterset, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Winterset, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Winterset had a population of 5,222 as of July 1, 2015. Winterset ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Winterset is located at latitude 41.3499 and longitude -94.0181 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winterset (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The City of Winterset has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. 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 Winterset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Winterset, IA Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 5,222
Population in Households 5,041
Population in Familes 4,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 181
Population Density1 1,141
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,074
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,330
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,320 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 754 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $114,964
Average Home Value $130,610
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,992
Average Household Income $56,560
Per Capita Income $22,984
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% -0.01%
Households 0.11% -0.01%
Families -0.09% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.86%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
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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Winterset, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winterset 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 # 74 93rd
Population Density1 # 226 78th
Diversity Index2 # 507 50th
Median Household Income # 790 22nd
Per Capita Income # 817 19th

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