Atlantic, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Atlantic had a population of 6,819 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Atlantic is located at latitude 41.3929 and longitude -95.022 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atlantic (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The City of Atlantic (GNIS ID: 2394017) 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 Atlantic is located within Township of Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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


Total Population 6,819
Population in Households 6,632
Population in Familes 5,022
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density2 820
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $40,889
Average Household Income $58,600
Per Capita Income $25,958


Total Housing Units 3,396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,020 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 993 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $95,735
Average Home Value $135,829


Total Households 3,013
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,812
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 -0.51% -0.75%
Households -0.49% -0.78%
Families -0.61% -0.89%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.24%

Atlantic, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic 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 # 59 94th
Population Density # 414 59th
Diversity Index # 263 74th
Median Household Income # 954 6th
Per Capita Income # 753 25th

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