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Salix, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Salix had a population of 369 as of July 1, 2016. Salix ranks in the lower 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 Salix is located at latitude 42.3079 and longitude -96.2921 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salix (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The City of Salix (GNIS ID: 2396530) 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 Salix is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

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


Total Population 369
Population in Households 369
Population in Familes 308
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 244
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 112
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $182,500
Average Home Value $257,874


Median Household Income $64,582
Average Household Income $73,130
Per Capita Income $28,076
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.22%
Households 0.1% 0.13%
Families 3.38% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Salix, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salix 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 # 542 46th
Population Density1 # 833 18th
Diversity Index2 # 285 71st
Median Household Income # 129 87th
Per Capita Income # 394 61st

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