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Sutherland, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sutherland had a population of 694 as of July 1, 2017. Sutherland ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Sutherland is located at latitude 42.9728 and longitude -95.495 in O'Brien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sutherland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. O'Brien County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,427 feet.

The City of Sutherland (GNIS ID: 2396011) 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 Sutherland is located within Township of Waterman, a minor civil division (MCD) of O'Brien County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sutherland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sutherland: Southerland.

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Sutherland, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 694
Daytime Population: Workers 277
Daytime Population: Residents 346
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 623
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 664
Population in Familes 503
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 797
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $44,265
Average Household Income $66,165
Per Capita Income $30,516


Total Housing Units 385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $48,462
Average Home Value $70,833


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 189
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 0.93% 0.2%
Households 1.05% 0.31%
Families 0.99% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Sutherland, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sutherland 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 # 387 62nd
Population Density # 429 58th
Diversity Index # 821 18th
Median Household Income # 865 14th
Per Capita Income # 268 74th

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