Norway, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Norway, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Norway had a population of 535 as of July 1, 2018. Norway 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 Norway is located at latitude 41.9022 and longitude -91.9227 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norway (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 810 feet.

The City of Norway (GNIS ID: 2395274) 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 Norway is located within Township of Florence, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 535
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 465
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,200
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $80,059
Average Household Income $90,273
Per Capita Income $33,412


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 206 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $205,932
Average Home Value $238,107


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 179
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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% -0.19%
Households -0.1% -0.08%
Families 2.5% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Norway, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norway 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 # 446 56th
Population Density # 197 81st
Diversity Index # 694 31st
Median Household Income # 51 95th
Per Capita Income # 222 78th

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