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The City of Anita had a population of 934 as of July 1, 2021. Anita 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 Anita is located at latitude 41.4453 and longitude -94.7647 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anita encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,276 feet.

The City of Anita 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 Anita is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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Anita, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 934 (100%)
Population in Households 925 (99.0%)
Population in Families 723 (77.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 525
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $50,541
Average Household Income $63,168
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $28,557
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $88,034
Average Home Value $120,807
Housing Affordability Index3 323


Total Households 418
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 265
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.35% -0.72%
Households -0.19% -0.63%
Families -0.03% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.38%

Anita, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anita to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 306 70th
Population Density # 622 38th
Median Household Income # 854 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 887 88th
Per Capita Income # 696 31st
Diversity Index # 834 17th

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