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Arcadia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Arcadia had a population of 492 as of July 1, 2017. Arcadia 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 Arcadia is located at latitude 42.0862 and longitude -95.0432 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arcadia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,437 feet.

The City of Arcadia (GNIS ID: 2393972) 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 Arcadia is located within Township of Arcadia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

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


Total Population 492
Daytime Population: Workers 283
Daytime Population: Residents 230
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 513
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 492
Population in Familes 429
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 500
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $58,918
Average Household Income $65,172
Per Capita Income $24,477


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $102,000
Average Home Value $127,373


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 138
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 0.23% -0.08%
Households 0.3% 0.0%
Families 0.41% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Arcadia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcadia 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 # 472 53rd
Population Density # 650 36th
Diversity Index # 806 20th
Median Household Income # 288 72nd
Per Capita Income # 783 22nd

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