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Boyden, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Boyden had a population of 760 as of July 1, 2016. Boyden ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Boyden is located at latitude 43.1889 and longitude -96.0031 in Sioux County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boyden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sioux County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,427 feet.

The City of Boyden (GNIS ID: 2394233) 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 Boyden is located within Township of Sheridan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sioux County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boyden 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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Boyden, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 760
Population in Households 760
Population in Familes 680
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,014
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 230
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $111,765
Average Home Value $130,655


Median Household Income $58,260
Average Household Income $71,888
Per Capita Income $26,183
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 1.08%
Households 1.17% 1.04%
Families 1.62% 1.11%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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.

Boyden, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boyden 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 # 371 63rd
Population Density1 # 289 71st
Diversity Index2 # 94 91st
Median Household Income # 265 74th
Per Capita Income # 565 44th

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