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Archer, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Archer had a population of 124 as of July 1, 2016. Archer 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 Archer is located at latitude 43.1151 and longitude -95.7441 in O'Brien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Archer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. O'Brien County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,470 feet.

The City of Archer (GNIS ID: 2393975) 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 Archer is located within Township of Carroll, a minor civil division (MCD) of O'Brien County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Archer 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 Archer: Archers Grove.

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


Total Population 124
Population in Households 124
Population in Familes 111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,321
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 56
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $164,894


Median Household Income $61,867
Average Household Income $81,003
Per Capita Income $32,185
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.65%
Households -0.56% -0.72%
Families 2.37% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.

Archer, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Archer 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 # 829 18th
Population Density1 # 154 85th
Diversity Index2 # 309 69th
Median Household Income # 180 82nd
Per Capita Income # 162 84th

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