Atkins, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Atkins, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Atkins had a population of 1,870 as of July 1, 2018. Atkins ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Atkins is located at latitude 41.9942 and longitude -91.8586 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atkins (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Atkins (GNIS ID: 2394012) 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 Atkins is located within Township of Fremont, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

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


Total Population 1,870
Population in Households 1,870
Population in Familes 1,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,712
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $91,262
Average Household Income $110,050
Per Capita Income $39,663


Total Housing Units 676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 606 (89.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 1.0%)
Median Home Value $236,170
Average Home Value $245,075


Total Households 669
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 541
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 1.38% 0.77%
Households 1.49% 0.88%
Families 1.46% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Atkins, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atkins 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 # 176 83rd
Population Density # 52 95th
Diversity Index # 811 20th
Median Household Income # 15 99th
Per Capita Income # 46 96th

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