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The City of Aplington had a population of 1,132 as of July 1, 2018. Aplington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Aplington is located at latitude 42.582 and longitude -92.8839 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aplington (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Aplington (GNIS ID: 2393966) 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 Aplington is located within Township of Monroe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

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


Total Population 1,132
Population in Households 1,112
Population in Familes 939
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,359
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $54,898
Average Household Income $71,543
Per Capita Income $29,149


Total Housing Units 523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 382 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $120,690
Average Home Value $171,073


Total Households 467
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 333
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 0.04% -0.27%
Households 0.16% -0.3%
Families 0.95% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Aplington, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aplington 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 # 260 74th
Population Density # 136 87th
Diversity Index # 910 10th
Median Household Income # 526 48th
Per Capita Income # 472 53rd

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