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The City of Bristow had a population of 154 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Bristow, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 154
Daytime Population: Workers 39
Daytime Population: Residents 75
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 154
Population in Familes 129
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $55,032
Average Household Income $79,866
Per Capita Income $32,033


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $82,895
Average Home Value $100,455


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 49
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 -0.53% -0.26%
Households -0.38% -0.28%
Families 3.2% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 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 # 770 24th
Population Density # 911 10th
Diversity Index # 410 59th
Median Household Income # 454 55th
Per Capita Income # 191 81st

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