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Neola, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Neola had a population of 880 as of July 1, 2016. Neola 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 Neola is located at latitude 41.4516 and longitude -95.6174 in Pottawattamie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Neola (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pottawattamie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The City of Neola (GNIS ID: 2395171) 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 Neola is located within Township of Neola, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pottawattamie County.

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


Total Population 880
Population in Households 880
Population in Familes 754
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,861
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 287 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $189,935
Average Home Value $218,293


Median Household Income $64,334
Average Household Income $82,499
Per Capita Income $32,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.43%
Households 0.68% 0.44%
Families 1.5% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.24%
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.

Neola, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Neola 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 # 329 67th
Population Density1 # 38 96th
Diversity Index2 # 552 45th
Median Household Income # 133 87th
Per Capita Income # 148 85th

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