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Moville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Moville had a population of 1,942 as of July 1, 2016. Moville 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 Moville is located at latitude 42.4894 and longitude -96.0679 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The City of Moville (GNIS ID: 2395136) 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 Moville is located within Township of Arlington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

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


Total Population 1,942
Population in Households 1,942
Population in Familes 1,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,175
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 763
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 536
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 0.7%)
Median Home Value $128,704
Average Home Value $126,833


Median Household Income $56,004
Average Household Income $70,499
Per Capita Income $28,157
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.96% 1.86%
Households 2.78% 1.8%
Families 2.48% 1.8%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Moville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moville 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 # 173 83rd
Population Density1 # 20 98th
Diversity Index2 # 337 66th
Median Household Income # 353 65th
Per Capita Income # 387 62nd

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