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Brayton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Brayton had a population of 121 as of July 1, 2017. Brayton ranks in the lower 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 Brayton is located at latitude 41.5448 and longitude -94.9304 in Audubon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Audubon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The City of Brayton (GNIS ID: 2393403) 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 Brayton is located within Township of Oakfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Audubon County.

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


Total Population 121
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 52
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 100
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 121
Population in Familes 100
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 196
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $51,884
Average Household Income $64,329
Per Capita Income $27,850


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $96,667
Average Home Value $130,114


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.77% -1.01%
Households -0.68% -1.04%
Families 3.04% -1.0%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Brayton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brayton 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 # 831 18th
Population Density # 876 13th
Diversity Index # 630 38th
Median Household Income # 608 40th
Per Capita Income # 462 54th

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