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Jolley, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Jolley had a population of 36 as of July 1, 2017. Jolley 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 Jolley is located at latitude 42.4794 and longitude -94.7183 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jolley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The City of Jolley (GNIS ID: 2395478) 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 Jolley is located within Township of Butler, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jolley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jolley: Jolly.

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


Total Population 36
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 16
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 36
Population in Familes 32
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 314
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $64,555
Average Household Income $90,260
Per Capita Income $37,169


Total Housing Units 29 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (37.9%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $211,667


Total Households 18
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 14
Average Family Size 2
  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 -1.78% -1.14%
Households -2.1% -1.14%
Families 2.15% -1.47%
Median Household Income   5.78%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Jolley, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jolley 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 # 983 2nd
Population Density # 769 24th
Diversity Index # 446 57th
Median Household Income # 161 84th
Per Capita Income # 49 95th

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