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Le Mars, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Le Mars had a population of 9,967 as of July 1, 2016. Le Mars ranks in the upper 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 Le Mars is located at latitude 42.7815 and longitude -96.1733 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Le Mars (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,227 feet.

The City of Le Mars (GNIS ID: 2395655) 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 Le Mars is located within Township of America, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

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


Total Population 9,967
Population in Households 9,783
Population in Familes 7,880
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density1 1,109
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 4,145
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,671
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,891 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,254 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $142,337
Average Home Value $157,863


Median Household Income $56,375
Average Household Income $68,589
Per Capita Income $28,781
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.34%
Households 0.52% 0.5%
Families 0.48% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Le Mars, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Le Mars 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 # 42 96th
Population Density1 # 245 76th
Diversity Index2 # 78 92nd
Median Household Income # 336 67th
Per Capita Income # 348 66th

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