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Centerville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Centerville had a population of 5,270 as of July 1, 2017. Centerville 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 Centerville is located at latitude 40.7284 and longitude -92.8714 in Appanoose County. The formal boundaries for the City of Centerville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Appanoose County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Centerville (GNIS ID: 467589) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Centerville is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Appanoose County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Centerville 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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Centerville, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,270
Daytime Population: Workers 3,784
Daytime Population: Residents 2,831
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,615
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 5,161
Population in Familes 3,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 1,081
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $37,251
Average Household Income $52,518
Per Capita Income $23,942


Total Housing Units 2,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,367 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,018 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 425 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $81,527
Average Home Value $111,136


Total Households 2,385
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,341
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 -0.66% -0.74%
Households -0.61% -0.7%
Families -0.71% -0.86%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Centerville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centerville 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 # 74 93rd
Population Density # 258 75th
Diversity Index # 304 70th
Median Household Income # 987 2nd
Per Capita Income # 832 18th

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