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The City of Earling had a population of 440 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 440
Population in Households 415
Population in Familes 338
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 730
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $211,824


Median Household Income $49,700
Average Household Income $63,383
Per Capita Income $26,533
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.0%
Households 0.45% 0.22%
Families 2.36% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

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, 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 # 503 50th
Population Density1 # 468 54th
Diversity Index2 # 538 47th
Median Household Income # 628 38th
Per Capita Income # 533 47th

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