Bristow, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Bristow had a population of 161 as of July 1, 2018. Bristow ranks in the lower 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 Bristow is located at latitude 42.7738 and longitude -92.9079 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bristow (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The City of Bristow (GNIS ID: 2393420) 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 Bristow is located within Township of Pittsford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

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


Total Population 161
Population in Households 161
Population in Familes 134
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 172
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $54,759
Average Household Income $73,251
Per Capita Income $29,709


Total Housing Units 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $84,211
Average Home Value $100,893


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.08% -0.25%
Households 0.17% -0.27%
Families 3.31% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Bristow, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristow 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 # 761 25th
Population Density # 904 11th
Diversity Index # 345 66th
Median Household Income # 531 47th
Per Capita Income # 427 58th

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