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The City of Luther had a population of 131 as of July 1, 2021. Luther ranks in the lower 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 Luther is located at latitude 41.9678 and longitude -93.8188 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Luther encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Luther 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 Luther is located within Township of Worth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.


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Luther, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 131 (100%)
Population in Households 131 (100.0%)
Population in Families 116 (88.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 223
Diversity Index2 10
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $69,342
Average Household Income $94,227
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $40,065
Wealth Index5 128
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (84.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $319,444
Average Home Value $344,340
Housing Affordability Index3 139
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.63% 0.6%
Households 0.79% 0.67%
Families 1.25% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
Owner Occupied HU   0.73%

Luther, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luther to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 814 19th
Population Density # 848 16th
Median Household Income # 276 73rd
Housing Affordability Index # 226 22nd
Per Capita Income # 110 89th
Diversity Index # 563 44th

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