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Gray, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Gray had a population of 62 as of July 1, 2017. Gray ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Gray is located at latitude 41.8418 and longitude -94.9859 in Audubon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gray (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Audubon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,365 feet.

The City of Gray (GNIS ID: 2394969) 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 Gray is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Audubon County.

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


Total Population 62
Daytime Population: Workers 74
Daytime Population: Residents 22
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 96
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 62
Population in Familes 54
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 62
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $68,450
Per Capita Income $28,474


Total Housing Units 37 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $162,500


Total Households 28
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 21
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 -0.22% -0.65%
Households 0.0% -0.72%
Families 4.75% 0.0%
Median Household Income   6.03%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Gray, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gray 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 # 936 7th
Population Density # 983 3rd
Diversity Index # 946 6th
Median Household Income # 695 32nd
Per Capita Income # 403 60th

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