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Sioux Rapids, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sioux Rapids had a population of 793 as of July 1, 2017. Sioux Rapids ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sioux Rapids is located at latitude 42.8916 and longitude -95.1488 in Buena Vista County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sioux Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buena Vista County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The City of Sioux Rapids (GNIS ID: 468721) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sioux Rapids is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Buena Vista County.

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


Total Population 793
Daytime Population: Workers 370
Daytime Population: Residents 403
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 773
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 768
Population in Familes 606
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 958
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $36,499
Average Household Income $46,128
Per Capita Income $19,721


Total Housing Units 375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 248 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $68,947
Average Home Value $99,698


Total Households 332
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 202
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 0.32% 0.18%
Households 0.29% 0.18%
Families 0.42% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Sioux Rapids, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sioux Rapids 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 # 363 64th
Population Density # 325 68th
Diversity Index # 66 94th
Median Household Income # 991 2nd
Per Capita Income # 995 1st

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