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The City of Shannon City had a population of 77 as of July 1, 2016. Shannon City ranks in the lower 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 Shannon City is located at latitude 40.8988 and longitude -94.2636 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shannon City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,224 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Shannon City are located in Union County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ringgold County.

The City of Shannon City (GNIS ID: 2395856) 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 Shannon City is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

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


Total Population 77
Population in Households 77
Population in Familes 65
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 187
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 44 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $106,250
Average Home Value $137,097


Median Household Income $54,634
Average Household Income $69,611
Per Capita Income $27,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 0.51%
Households 1.32% 0.52%
Families 5.78% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Shannon City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shannon City 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 # 909 10th
Population Density1 # 890 12th
Diversity Index2 # 820 19th
Median Household Income # 417 59th
Per Capita Income # 445 56th

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