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Rose Hill, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rose Hill had a population of 166 as of July 1, 2017. Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill is located at latitude 41.3204 and longitude -92.4637 in Mahaska County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rose Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mahaska County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 814 feet.

The City of Rose Hill (GNIS ID: 2396428) 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 Rose Hill is located within Township of White Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mahaska County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rose Hill 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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Rose Hill, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 166
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 76
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 80
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.48
Population in Households 166
Population in Familes 145
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,215
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $62,500
Average Household Income $76,420
Per Capita Income $30,120


Total Housing Units 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $170,313
Average Home Value $177,632


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 55
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 -0.17% -0.24%
Households -0.19% -0.28%
Families 2.19% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Rose Hill, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rose Hill 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 # 753 25th
Population Density # 194 81st
Diversity Index # 707 29th
Median Household Income # 196 81st
Per Capita Income # 289 71st

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