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The City of Adair had a population of 746 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Adair is located at latitude 41.5005 and longitude -94.6436 in Guthrie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Adair encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Guthrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,467 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Adair are located in Guthrie County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Adair County.

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

The City of Adair is located within Township of Summit, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guthrie County.

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Adair, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 746 (100%)
Population in Households 746 (100.0%)
Population in Families 564 (75.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 339
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $47,767
Average Household Income $60,852
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $28,280
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $117,361
Average Home Value $164,259
Housing Affordability Index3 235


Total Households 349
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.41% -0.98%
Households -0.3% -0.87%
Families -0.39% -1.03%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.68%

Adair, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adair to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 375 63rd
Population Density # 750 26th
Median Household Income # 914 9th
Housing Affordability Index # 567 56th
Per Capita Income # 713 29th
Diversity Index # 474 53rd

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