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Badger, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Badger had a population of 566 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Badger is located at latitude 42.6141 and longitude -94.1445 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Badger (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Badger (GNIS ID: 2394050) 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 Badger is located within Township of Badger, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster County.

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


Total Population 566
Population in Households 566
Population in Familes 501
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 518
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (83.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $160,606
Average Home Value $179,948


Median Household Income $61,890
Average Household Income $86,600
Per Capita Income $34,630
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% -0.14%
Households 0.37% 0.0%
Families 0.68% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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.

Badger, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Badger 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 # 436 57th
Population Density1 # 638 37th
Diversity Index2 # 651 34th
Median Household Income # 179 82nd
Per Capita Income # 95 91st

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