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Corydon, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Corydon had a population of 1,616 as of July 1, 2016. Corydon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Corydon is located at latitude 40.7574 and longitude -93.3175 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corydon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The City of Corydon (GNIS ID: 2393642) 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 Corydon is located within Township of Corydon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

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


Total Population 1,616
Population in Households 1,536
Population in Familes 1,197
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 1,160
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 691
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 426
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 198 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $77,094
Average Home Value $102,287


Median Household Income $39,528
Average Household Income $52,665
Per Capita Income $23,044
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.02%
Households 0.26% 0.0%
Families 0.58% -0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Corydon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corydon 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 # 194 81st
Population Density1 # 216 79th
Diversity Index2 # 824 19th
Median Household Income # 945 6th
Per Capita Income # 858 15th

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