Centerville, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Centerville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Centerville had a population of 5,288 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 5,288
Population in Households 5,179
Population in Familes 3,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 1,085
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $37,229
Average Household Income $54,108
Per Capita Income $24,772


Total Housing Units 2,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,424 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 977 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 434 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $82,939
Average Home Value $113,553


Total Households 2,400
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,349
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 -0.54% -0.57%
Households -0.46% -0.52%
Families -0.55% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

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, 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 # 75 93rd
Population Density # 256 75th
Diversity Index # 271 73rd
Median Household Income # 991 2nd
Per Capita Income # 854 16th

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