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Curlew, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Curlew had a population of 70 as of July 1, 2016. Curlew ranks in the lower 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 Curlew is located at latitude 42.9795 and longitude -94.7377 in Palo Alto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Curlew (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Palo Alto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The City of Curlew (GNIS ID: 2393697) 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 Curlew is located within Township of Rush Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Palo Alto County.

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


Total Population 70
Population in Households 70
Population in Familes 57
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 92
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 29
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 20
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $70,000
Average Home Value $95,455


Median Household Income $45,079
Average Household Income $60,952
Per Capita Income $23,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.05% 1.39%
Households 3.07% 1.34%
Families 2.63% 1.92%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.

Curlew, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Curlew 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 # 922 9th
Population Density1 # 966 4th
Diversity Index2 # 259 74th
Median Household Income # 783 23rd
Per Capita Income # 794 21st

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