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Postville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Postville had a population of 2,197 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,197
Daytime Population: Workers 2,219
Daytime Population: Residents 1,130
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 2,157
Population in Familes 1,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 1,041
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $53,835
Average Household Income $62,690
Per Capita Income $22,249


Total Housing Units 911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 470 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $126,563
Average Home Value $144,745


Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 499
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.19% -0.39%
Households -0.13% -0.38%
Families 0.06% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 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 # 154 85th
Population Density # 277 73rd
Diversity Index # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 520 49th
Per Capita Income # 941 7th

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