Blairstown, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Blairstown, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Blairstown had a population of 692 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.9094 and longitude -92.0844 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.

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


Total Population 692
Population in Households 692
Population in Familes 557
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,339
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $66,689
Average Household Income $80,736
Per Capita Income $34,302


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $125,676
Average Home Value $198,125


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 202
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 0.0% -0.06%
Households 0.12% 0.07%
Families 0.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 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 # 389 62nd
Population Density # 143 86th
Diversity Index # 573 44th
Median Household Income # 167 84th
Per Capita Income # 167 84th

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