The City of Creston had a population of 7,728 as of July 1, 2016. Creston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Creston is located at latitude 41.0603 and longitude -94.3653 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Creston (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,312 feet.
The City of Creston (GNIS ID: 467666) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of Creston is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Creston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||7,459|
|Population in Familes||5,567|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||269|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,802 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,125 (55.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,189 (31.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||487 (12.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$96,065|
|Average Home Value||$111,059|
|Median Household Income||$38,478|
|Average Household Income||$51,611|
|Per Capita Income||$22,497|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.47%|
|Per Capita Income||1.61%|
The table below compares Creston 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.
|Total Population||# 51||95th|
|Population Density1||# 100||90th|
|Diversity Index2||# 178||83rd|
|Median Household Income||# 957||5th|
|Per Capita Income||# 900||11th|
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