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Smithland, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Smithland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Woodbury County at latitude 42.229 and longitude -95.9312. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Smithland, but most people and references simply refer to it as Smithland, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Smithland indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Smithland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Smithland, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 242
Population in Households 242
Population in Familes 196
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 655
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $88,043
Average Home Value $111,420


Median Household Income $39,252
Average Household Income $49,692
Per Capita Income $21,436
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.84% 1.21%
Households 1.83% 1.26%
Families 2.77% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.


Smithland, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithland to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 662 34th
Population Density1 # 529 48th
Diversity Index2 # 222 78th
Median Household Income # 937 7th
Per Capita Income # 892 12th

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