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Harcourt, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Harcourt had a population of 287 as of July 1, 2016. Harcourt 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 Harcourt is located at latitude 42.2606 and longitude -94.1745 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harcourt (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The City of Harcourt (GNIS ID: 2394293) 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 Harcourt is located within Township of Lost Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster County.

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


Total Population 287
Population in Households 287
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 286
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 126
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $73,718
Average Home Value $98,118


Median Household Income $49,031
Average Household Income $58,012
Per Capita Income $24,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.86% -0.78%
Households -0.62% -0.64%
Families 0.74% -0.68%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

Harcourt, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harcourt 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 # 613 39th
Population Density1 # 803 21st
Diversity Index2 # 892 12th
Median Household Income # 644 36th
Per Capita Income # 738 27th

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