Blairstown, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blairstown, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Blairstown had a population of 690 as of July 1, 2017. Blairstown 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 Blairstown is located at latitude 41.9062 and longitude -92.0823 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blairstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Blairstown (GNIS ID: 2394186) 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 Blairstown is located within Township of Leroy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

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


Total Population 690
Daytime Population: Workers 255
Daytime Population: Residents 307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 562
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 690
Population in Familes 560
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,335
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $63,476
Average Household Income $76,375
Per Capita Income $32,324


Total Housing Units 316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $114,706
Average Home Value $163,242


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 202
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 -0.04% -0.12%
Households 0.09% 0.0%
Families 0.21% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Blairstown, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blairstown 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 # 390 61st
Population Density # 144 86th
Diversity Index # 305 70th
Median Household Income # 177 83rd
Per Capita Income # 171 83rd

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