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Harris, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Harris is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Osceola County at latitude 43.4435 and longitude -95.4371. Osceola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Harris, but most people and references simply refer to it as Harris, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Harris indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Harris (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Harris, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 171
Population in Households 171
Population in Familes 144
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 216
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $97,368
Average Home Value $117,241


Median Household Income $61,556
Average Household Income $72,998
Per Capita Income $29,550
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.14% -0.12%
Households 0.62% 0.0%
Families 4.83% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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.


Harris, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harris to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 744 26th
Population Density1 # 865 14th
Diversity Index2 # 914 10th
Median Household Income # 175 83rd
Per Capita Income # 190 81st

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