Searsboro, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Searsboro, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Searsboro had a population of 146 as of July 1, 2017. Searsboro ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Searsboro is located at latitude 41.5792 and longitude -92.7043 in Poweshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Searsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Poweshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 846 feet.

The City of Searsboro (GNIS ID: 2396565) 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 Searsboro is located within Township of Sugar Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Poweshiek County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Searsboro 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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Searsboro, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 146
Daytime Population: Workers 18
Daytime Population: Residents 58
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 76
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 127
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 325
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $66,029
Average Household Income $98,264
Per Capita Income $38,637


Total Housing Units 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $179,167
Average Home Value $225,862


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.19% -0.41%
Households -0.2% -0.58%
Families 3.6% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Searsboro, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Searsboro 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 # 790 22nd
Population Density # 766 24th
Diversity Index # 827 19th
Median Household Income # 139 86th
Per Capita Income # 34 97th

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