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The City of Albia had a population of 3,841 as of July 1, 2016. Albia 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 Albia is located at latitude 41.0271 and longitude -92.8038 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albia (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 961 feet.

The City of Albia (GNIS ID: 2393905) 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 Albia is located within Township of Troy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

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


Total Population 3,841
Population in Households 3,721
Population in Familes 2,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 1,206
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,560
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 983
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,041 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 519 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $97,207
Average Home Value $129,159


Median Household Income $44,286
Average Household Income $55,359
Per Capita Income $22,728
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.13%
Households 0.21% 0.09%
Families 0.38% 0.04%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.

Albia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albia 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 # 105 90th
Population Density1 # 197 81st
Diversity Index2 # 369 63rd
Median Household Income # 804 20th
Per Capita Income # 883 13th

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