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Malcom, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Malcom had a population of 296 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Malcom is located at latitude 41.7076 and longitude -92.5575 in Poweshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Malcom (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Poweshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Malcom (GNIS ID: 2395821) 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 Malcom is located within Township of Malcom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Poweshiek County.

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


Total Population 296
Population in Households 284
Population in Familes 243
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 484
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $106,944
Average Home Value $165,138


Median Household Income $63,085
Average Household Income $80,639
Per Capita Income $32,660
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.13%
Households 0.48% 0.15%
Families 2.77% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

Malcom, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malcom 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 # 601 40th
Population Density1 # 661 35th
Diversity Index2 # 579 42nd
Median Household Income # 156 85th
Per Capita Income # 145 86th

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