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Barnes City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Barnes City had a population of 173 as of July 1, 2016. Barnes City ranks in the lower 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 Barnes City is located at latitude 41.5071 and longitude -92.4696 in Mahaska County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barnes City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mahaska County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 909 feet.

The City of Barnes City (GNIS ID: 2394064) 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 Barnes City is located within Township of Pleasant Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mahaska County.

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


Total Population 173
Population in Households 173
Population in Familes 147
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 292
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $129,545
Average Home Value $197,692


Median Household Income $56,158
Average Household Income $67,857
Per Capita Income $28,138
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.12%
Households -0.18% -0.23%
Families 4.53% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.

Barnes City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnes City 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 # 738 27th
Population Density1 # 796 21st
Diversity Index2 # 491 51st
Median Household Income # 343 66th
Per Capita Income # 389 62nd

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