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Earling, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Earling had a population of 437 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Earling is located at latitude 41.7762 and longitude -95.419 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Earling (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The City of Earling (GNIS ID: 2394591) 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 Earling is located within Township of Westphalia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

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


Total Population 437
Daytime Population: Workers 112
Daytime Population: Residents 234
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 346
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 411
Population in Familes 334
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 725
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $48,130
Average Household Income $62,489
Per Capita Income $25,779


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 145 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $110,000
Average Home Value $208,390


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.0% -0.14%
Households 0.16% 0.0%
Families 1.67% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Earling, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Earling 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 # 499 51st
Population Density # 470 54th
Diversity Index # 560 44th
Median Household Income # 741 27th
Per Capita Income # 657 35th

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