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Aplington, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Aplington had a population of 1,141 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.5841 and longitude -92.8844 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aplington 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.


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Aplington, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Aplington, IA Housing Affordability Index is 225
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Aplington, IA Wealth Index is 73
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,141 (100%)
Population in Households 1,118 (98.0%)
Population in Families 948 (83.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 23 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 1,370
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,091
Average Household Income $69,829
Per Capita Income $28,155
Wealth Index4 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 376 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $121,519
Housing Affordability Index3 225
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 468
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 333
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.12% -0.14%
Households 0.16% -0.13%
Families 0.85% -0.18%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Aplington, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aplington to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 259 75th
Population Density # 136 87th
Diversity Index # 902 11th
Median Household Income # 536 47th
Per Capita Income # 639 37th

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