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The City of Fertile had a population of 418 as of July 1, 2016. Fertile 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 Fertile is located at latitude 43.2623 and longitude -93.4232 in Worth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fertile (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Worth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Fertile (GNIS ID: 2394762) 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 Fertile is located within Township of Fertile, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worth County.

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


Total Population 418
Population in Households 418
Population in Familes 363
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 445
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $159,559


Median Household Income $56,007
Average Household Income $82,729
Per Capita Income $32,771
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.97% 1.26%
Households 1.95% 1.28%
Families 1.92% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Fertile, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fertile 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 # 516 49th
Population Density1 # 683 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 143 86th
Median Household Income # 352 65th
Per Capita Income # 143 86th

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