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State Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of State Center had a population of 1,509 as of July 1, 2017. State Center ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for State Center is located at latitude 42.0149 and longitude -93.1653 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of State Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The City of State Center (GNIS ID: 2395958) 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 State Center is located within Township of State Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

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


Total Population 1,509
Daytime Population: Workers 404
Daytime Population: Residents 748
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,152
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,478
Population in Familes 1,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 1,531
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $63,356
Average Household Income $74,693
Per Capita Income $28,545


Total Housing Units 633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 450 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $137,810
Average Home Value $191,091


Total Households 582
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 418
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 0.38% 0.24%
Households 0.34% 0.17%
Families 0.64% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

State Center, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares State Center 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 # 211 79th
Population Density # 89 91st
Diversity Index # 181 82nd
Median Household Income # 180 82nd
Per Capita Income # 397 61st

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