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Prescott, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Prescott had a population of 248 as of July 1, 2017. Prescott ranks in the lower 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 Prescott is located at latitude 41.0238 and longitude -94.613 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prescott (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,197 feet.

The City of Prescott (GNIS ID: 2396270) 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 Prescott is located within Township of Prescott, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prescott population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Prescott, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 248
Daytime Population: Workers 37
Daytime Population: Residents 92
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 129
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 248
Population in Familes 207
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 620
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $53,838
Average Household Income $70,592
Per Capita Income $31,136


Total Housing Units 129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $128,125
Average Home Value $139,655


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.49% -0.99%
Households -0.38% -0.96%
Families -0.55% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Prescott, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prescott to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 656 35th
Population Density # 555 45th
Diversity Index # 874 13th
Median Household Income # 519 49th
Per Capita Income # 232 77th

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