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Ferguson, Iowa - Basic Facts

Ferguson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Ferguson.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marshall County at latitude 41.9369 and longitude -92.8658. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 932 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ferguson (see map) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Ferguson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 123
Population in Households 123
Population in Familes 104
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 482
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 54
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 59 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $147,222
Average Home Value $162,766


Median Household Income $54,164
Average Household Income $61,401
Per Capita Income $23,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.57% -0.16%
Households -0.43% -0.37%
Families 0.61% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.


Ferguson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferguson to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 828 18th
Population Density1 # 660 35th
Diversity Index2 # 43 96th
Median Household Income # 410 59th
Per Capita Income # 721 29th

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