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Belmond, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Belmond had a population of 2,412 as of July 1, 2016. Belmond 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 Belmond is located at latitude 42.8466 and longitude -93.6085 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belmond (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The City of Belmond (GNIS ID: 2394123) 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 Belmond is located within Township of Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wright County.

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


Total Population 2,412
Population in Households 2,346
Population in Familes 1,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 847
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 1,063
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 659
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 772 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $84,726
Average Home Value $96,109


Median Household Income $39,290
Average Household Income $56,307
Per Capita Income $25,003
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% -0.09%
Households 0.24% -0.09%
Families 0.24% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Belmond, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belmond 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 # 141 86th
Population Density1 # 406 60th
Diversity Index2 # 51 95th
Median Household Income # 950 6th
Per Capita Income # 672 33rd

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