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The City of Gravity had a population of 166 as of July 1, 2016. Gravity 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 Gravity is located at latitude 40.7602 and longitude -94.7435 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gravity (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The City of Gravity (GNIS ID: 2394968) 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 Gravity is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taylor County.

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


Total Population 166
Population in Households 166
Population in Familes 136
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 556
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (29.1%)
Median Home Value $63,636
Average Home Value $96,371


Median Household Income $45,984
Average Household Income $57,088
Per Capita Income $23,862
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.97% -1.49%
Households -1.84% -1.12%
Families -0.3% -1.18%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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.

Gravity, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gravity 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 # 758 25th
Population Density1 # 599 41st
Diversity Index2 # 911 9th
Median Household Income # 748 26th
Per Capita Income # 781 23rd

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