Postville, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Postville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Postville had a population of 2,124 as of July 1, 2018. Postville 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 Postville is located at latitude 43.084 and longitude -91.5682 in Allamakee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Postville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allamakee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

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

The City of Postville (GNIS ID: 2396261) 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 Postville is located within Township of Post, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allamakee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Postville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Postville, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,124
Population in Households 2,084
Population in Familes 1,673
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 1,006
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $55,151
Average Household Income $66,194
Per Capita Income $23,324


Total Housing Units 865 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 450 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 259 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $117,478
Average Home Value $151,330


Total Households 709
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 479
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.57% -0.68%
Households -0.58% -0.69%
Families -0.45% -0.76%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

Postville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Postville to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 157 85th
Population Density # 297 71st
Diversity Index # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 518 49th
Per Capita Income # 938 7th

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