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Kalona, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Kalona had a population of 2,505 as of July 1, 2016. Kalona 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 Kalona is located at latitude 41.4874 and longitude -91.7018 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kalona (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Kalona (GNIS ID: 2395485) 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 Kalona is located within Township of English River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

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


Total Population 2,505
Population in Households 2,469
Population in Familes 2,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 1,163
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,130
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 753
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 817 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $171,311
Average Home Value $184,589


Median Household Income $47,926
Average Household Income $56,320
Per Capita Income $22,758
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.86%
Households 1.14% 0.97%
Families 2.21% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

Kalona, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kalona 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 # 133 87th
Population Density1 # 213 79th
Diversity Index2 # 481 52nd
Median Household Income # 674 33rd
Per Capita Income # 880 13th

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