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Montezuma, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Montezuma had a population of 1,486 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Montezuma is located at latitude 41.583 and longitude -92.5278 in Poweshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montezuma (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Poweshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Montezuma (GNIS ID: 2395378) 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 Montezuma is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Poweshiek County.

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


Total Population 1,486
Population in Households 1,455
Population in Familes 1,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 599
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 641
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $107,983
Average Home Value $121,639


Median Household Income $53,243
Average Household Income $61,767
Per Capita Income $26,601
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.13%
Households 0.23% 0.19%
Families 0.12% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

Montezuma, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montezuma 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 # 218 78th
Population Density1 # 569 44th
Diversity Index2 # 621 39th
Median Household Income # 487 52nd
Per Capita Income # 527 48th

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