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The City of Hawarden had a population of 2,735 as of July 1, 2017. Hawarden 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 Hawarden is located at latitude 43.0024 and longitude -96.4829 in Sioux County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hawarden (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Sioux County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The City of Hawarden (GNIS ID: 2394329) 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 Hawarden is located within Township of Buncombe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sioux County.

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


Total Population 2,735
Daytime Population: Workers 1,127
Daytime Population: Residents 1,445
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,572
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,684
Population in Familes 2,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 948
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $45,287
Average Household Income $54,810
Per Capita Income $21,938


Total Housing Units 1,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 792 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 299 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $86,402
Average Home Value $103,598


Total Households 1,090
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 708
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 0.99% 0.9%
Households 0.92% 0.9%
Families 0.83% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Hawarden, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hawarden 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 # 126 88th
Population Density # 332 67th
Diversity Index # 16 99th
Median Household Income # 840 17th
Per Capita Income # 948 6th

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