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Manson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Manson had a population of 1,906 as of July 1, 2017. Manson ranks in 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 Manson is located at latitude 42.5284 and longitude -94.5402 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Manson (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The City of Manson (GNIS ID: 2395835) 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 Manson is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Manson 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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Manson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,906
Daytime Population: Workers 384
Daytime Population: Residents 951
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,335
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 1,868
Population in Familes 1,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 600
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $41,129
Average Household Income $56,629
Per Capita Income $25,929


Total Housing Units 938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 650 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $82,220
Average Home Value $96,889


Total Households 863
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 539
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 1.67% 0.53%
Households 1.57% 0.41%
Families 1.52% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Manson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manson 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 # 173 83rd
Population Density # 569 44th
Diversity Index # 834 17th
Median Household Income # 939 7th
Per Capita Income # 651 36th

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