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Glidden, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Glidden had a population of 1,112 as of July 1, 2018. Glidden 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 Glidden is located at latitude 42.0576 and longitude -94.7267 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glidden (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,237 feet.

The City of Glidden (GNIS ID: 2394917) 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 Glidden is located within Township of Glidden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

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


Total Population 1,112
Population in Households 1,103
Population in Familes 891
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,005
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $50,785
Average Household Income $62,957
Per Capita Income $27,483


Total Housing Units 516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 391 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $96,280
Average Home Value $110,102


Total Households 485
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.36% -0.23%
Households -0.42% -0.33%
Families -0.22% -0.44%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

Glidden, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glidden 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 # 265 74th
Population Density # 299 70th
Diversity Index # 883 12th
Median Household Income # 703 30th
Per Capita Income # 623 38th

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