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Plover, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Plover had a population of 72 as of July 1, 2015. Plover 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 Plover is located at latitude 42.8767 and longitude -94.6222 in Pocahontas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plover (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pocahontas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The City of Plover (GNIS ID: 2396239) 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 Plover is located within Township of Powhatan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pocahontas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Plover, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 72
Population in Households 72
Population in Familes 59
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 133
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 33
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 22
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 44 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $80,556
Average Home Value $87,963


Median Household Income $61,212
Average Household Income $75,505
Per Capita Income $32,934
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.27% -0.56%
Households -0.57% -0.61%
Families 1.83% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.


Plover, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plover to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 920 9th
Population Density1 # 933 8th
Diversity Index2 # 572 43rd
Median Household Income # 230 77th
Per Capita Income # 105 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.