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Earling, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Earling is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Shelby County at latitude 41.7762 and longitude -95.419. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Earling, but most people and references simply refer to it as Earling, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Earling indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Earling, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 425
Population in Households 401
Population in Familes 327
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 705
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $118,662


Median Household Income $56,809
Average Household Income $62,254
Per Capita Income $25,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.65% -0.43%
Households -0.27% -0.23%
Families 2.65% -0.35%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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, 2014 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 # 510 50th
Population Density1 # 488 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 553 44th
Median Household Income # 302 70th
Per Capita Income # 497 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.