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The City of Greenfield had a population of 1,930 as of July 1, 2021. Greenfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Greenfield is located at latitude 41.3053 and longitude -94.4614 in Adair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenfield encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,375 feet.

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

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


Total Population 1,930 (100%)
Population in Households 1,898 (98.3%)
Population in Families 1,452 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 32 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 1,064
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $44,631
Average Household Income $61,267
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $27,812
Wealth Index5 60


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 641 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 240 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $93,269
Average Home Value $109,828
Housing Affordability Index3 235


Total Households 881
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 521
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 -0.24% -0.88%
Households -0.13% -0.81%
Families -0.27% -0.9%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.6%

Greenfield, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenfield 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 # 172 83rd
Population Density # 258 75th
Median Household Income # 955 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 566 56th
Per Capita Income # 735 27th
Diversity Index # 263 73rd

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