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Pierson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Pierson had a population of 413 as of July 1, 2017. Pierson ranks in the upper 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 Pierson is located at latitude 42.5428 and longitude -95.8653 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pierson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The City of Pierson (GNIS ID: 2396201) 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 Pierson is located within Township of Rutland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pierson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pierson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 413
Daytime Population: Workers 54
Daytime Population: Residents 195
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 249
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 412
Population in Familes 348
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 670
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $55,199
Average Household Income $66,454
Per Capita Income $26,654


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $94,444
Average Home Value $165,192


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.68% 1.09%
Households 1.61% 0.95%
Families 1.91% 1.01%
Median Household Income   3.96%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Pierson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pierson to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 516 49th
Population Density # 512 49th
Diversity Index # 206 80th
Median Household Income # 442 56th
Per Capita Income # 576 43rd

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