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Runnells, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Runnells had a population of 557 as of July 1, 2017. Runnells ranks in the upper 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 Runnells is located at latitude 41.5141 and longitude -93.3604 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Runnells (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Runnells (GNIS ID: 2396447) 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 Runnells is located within Township of Camp, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Runnells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Runnells, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 557
Daytime Population: Workers 52
Daytime Population: Residents 281
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 333
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 557
Population in Familes 510
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,308
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $77,369
Average Household Income $91,450
Per Capita Income $31,591


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (87.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $279,830


Total Households 195
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.31% 1.43%
Households 1.19% 1.4%
Families 2.46% 1.21%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Runnells, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Runnells to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 439 57th
Population Density # 155 85th
Diversity Index # 408 60th
Median Household Income # 48 95th
Per Capita Income # 213 79th

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