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Calmar, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Calmar had a population of 986 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Calmar is located at latitude 43.1806 and longitude -91.8678 in Winneshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Calmar (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Winneshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The City of Calmar (GNIS ID: 2393499) 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 Calmar is located within Township of Calmar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Winneshiek County.

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


Total Population 986
Population in Households 986
Population in Familes 768
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 918
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 456
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 286
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 329 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $148,387
Average Home Value $170,503


Median Household Income $52,232
Average Household Income $59,043
Per Capita Income $25,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% -0.08%
Households 0.43% 0.13%
Families 2.05% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.

Calmar, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calmar 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 # 294 71st
Population Density1 # 349 66th
Diversity Index2 # 320 68th
Median Household Income # 517 49th
Per Capita Income # 650 36th

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