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Rodman, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rodman had a population of 44 as of July 1, 2016. Rodman ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Rodman is located at latitude 43.0266 and longitude -94.5272 in Palo Alto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rodman (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Palo Alto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The City of Rodman (GNIS ID: 2396413) 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 Rodman is located within Township of Fern Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Palo Alto County.

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


Total Population 44
Population in Households 44
Population in Familes 37
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 258
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 16
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 25 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $130,556


Median Household Income $59,164
Average Household Income $73,486
Per Capita Income $27,613
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.46%
Households -0.71% 0.0%
Families 4.71% -1.28%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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.

Rodman, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rodman 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 # 970 4th
Population Density1 # 828 18th
Diversity Index2 # 865 14th
Median Household Income # 241 76th
Per Capita Income # 431 57th

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