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Maxwell, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Maxwell had a population of 948 as of July 1, 2017. Maxwell ranks in the lower 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 Maxwell is located at latitude 41.8914 and longitude -93.396 in Story County. The formal boundaries for the City of Maxwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Maxwell (GNIS ID: 2395048) 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 Maxwell is located within Township of Indian Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Story County.

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


Total Population 948
Daytime Population: Workers 194
Daytime Population: Residents 420
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 614
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 948
Population in Familes 799
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 857
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $66,063
Average Household Income $78,324
Per Capita Income $30,011


Total Housing Units 378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 295 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $171,000
Average Home Value $213,898


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 261
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 0.41% 0.54%
Households 0.47% 0.55%
Families 1.05% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Maxwell, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maxwell 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 # 305 70th
Population Density # 393 61st
Diversity Index # 799 21st
Median Household Income # 138 86th
Per Capita Income # 300 70th

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