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Traer, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Traer had a population of 1,686 as of July 1, 2017. Traer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Traer is located at latitude 42.1907 and longitude -92.4642 in Tama County. The formal boundaries for the City of Traer (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tama County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Traer (GNIS ID: 2397046) 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 Traer is located within Township of Perry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tama County.

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


Total Population 1,686
Daytime Population: Workers 715
Daytime Population: Residents 851
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,566
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,630
Population in Familes 1,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 1,425
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $46,390
Average Household Income $59,740
Per Capita Income $24,395


Total Housing Units 778 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 521 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $130,921
Average Home Value $141,140


Total Households 683
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 449
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 -0.14% -0.08%
Households -0.2% -0.18%
Families -0.27% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Traer, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Traer 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 # 189 81st
Population Density # 118 88th
Diversity Index # 732 28th
Median Household Income # 810 20th
Per Capita Income # 794 21st

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