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Minden, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Minden had a population of 590 as of July 1, 2016. Minden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Minden is located at latitude 41.4684 and longitude -95.541 in Pottawattamie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Minden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pottawattamie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The City of Minden (GNIS ID: 2395340) 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 Minden is located within Township of Minden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pottawattamie County.

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


Total Population 590
Population in Households 590
Population in Familes 512
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,412
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $182,955
Average Home Value $227,155


Median Household Income $67,752
Average Household Income $82,859
Per Capita Income $31,752
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.17%
Households -0.28% -0.18%
Families 0.48% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Minden, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Minden 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 # 425 58th
Population Density1 # 121 88th
Diversity Index2 # 880 13th
Median Household Income # 102 90th
Per Capita Income # 189 81st

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