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Sergeant Bluff, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sergeant Bluff had a population of 4,508 as of July 1, 2017. Sergeant Bluff ranks in the upper 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 Sergeant Bluff is located at latitude 42.3995 and longitude -96.355 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sergeant Bluff (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Sergeant Bluff (GNIS ID: 2396575) 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 Sergeant Bluff is located within Township of Woodbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sergeant Bluff: Sargent Bluff, Seargeante Bluff, Sergeants Bluff.

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


Total Population 4,508
Daytime Population: Workers 2,134
Daytime Population: Residents 2,020
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 4,493
Population in Familes 3,935
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 2,128
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $82,280
Average Household Income $86,690
Per Capita Income $29,821


Total Housing Units 1,591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,165 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $218,668
Average Home Value $222,680


Total Households 1,540
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,193
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 0.89% 0.66%
Households 0.7% 0.53%
Families 0.6% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Sergeant Bluff, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sergeant Bluff 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 # 90 91st
Population Density # 23 98th
Diversity Index # 119 88th
Median Household Income # 23 98th
Per Capita Income # 311 69th

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