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Stanley, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Stanley had a population of 125 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Stanley is located at latitude 42.642 and longitude -91.8119 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stanley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

The City of Stanley (GNIS ID: 2395951) 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 Stanley is located within Township of Buffalo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buchanan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stanley 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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Stanley, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 125
Population in Households 125
Population in Familes 106
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 520
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $51,479
Average Household Income $60,328
Per Capita Income $24,840


Total Housing Units 49 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $94,231
Average Home Value $236,538


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 32
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 0.0% 0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.73% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Stanley, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanley 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 # 824 18th
Population Density # 630 38th
Diversity Index # 265 74th
Median Household Income # 677 33rd
Per Capita Income # 841 17th

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