Searsboro, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Searsboro, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Searsboro had a population of 151 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Searsboro, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 151
Population in Households 151
Population in Familes 131
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 337
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 78 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Average Home Value $223,276


Median Household Income $63,778
Average Household Income $97,683
Per Capita Income $38,728
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.13%
Households 0.22% 0.28%
Families 4.81% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

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, 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 # 779 23rd
Population Density1 # 759 25th
Diversity Index2 # 815 20th
Median Household Income # 144 86th
Per Capita Income # 32 97th

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