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Jesup, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Jesup had a population of 2,596 as of July 1, 2017. Jesup 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 Jesup is located at latitude 42.4745 and longitude -92.0659 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jesup (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 984 feet.

The City of Jesup (GNIS ID: 2395468) 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 Jesup is located within Township of Perry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buchanan County.

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


Total Population 2,596
Daytime Population: Workers 942
Daytime Population: Residents 1,316
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,258
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 2,595
Population in Familes 2,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,401
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $63,282
Average Household Income $75,556
Per Capita Income $29,783


Total Housing Units 1,063 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 810 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 204 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $154,916
Average Home Value $161,991


Total Households 1,014
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 732
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 0.41% 0.37%
Households 0.44% 0.37%
Families 0.25% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Jesup, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jesup 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 # 132 87th
Population Density # 125 88th
Diversity Index # 576 43rd
Median Household Income # 183 82nd
Per Capita Income # 312 69th

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