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Villisca, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Villisca had a population of 1,159 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Villisca is located at latitude 40.9298 and longitude -94.9819 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Villisca (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,076 feet.

The City of Villisca (GNIS ID: 2397142) 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 Villisca is located within Township of East, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Villisca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Villisca: Villiska.

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Villisca, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,159
Population in Households 1,131
Population in Familes 892
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 609
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 488
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 369 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $71,652
Average Home Value $99,187


Median Household Income $33,025
Average Household Income $50,351
Per Capita Income $21,393
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.23% -0.75%
Households -1.16% -0.71%
Families -0.84% -0.84%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Villisca, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Villisca 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 # 254 75th
Population Density1 # 560 45th
Diversity Index2 # 293 71st
Median Household Income # 1003 1st
Per Capita Income # 947 6th

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