Griswold, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Griswold, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Griswold had a population of 1,062 as of July 1, 2018. Griswold ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Griswold is located at latitude 41.235 and longitude -95.1375 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Griswold (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The City of Griswold (GNIS ID: 2394254) 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 Griswold is located within Township of Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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Griswold, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,062
Population in Households 1,043
Population in Familes 855
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1,725
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $50,120
Average Household Income $59,300
Per Capita Income $24,538


Total Housing Units 524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 356 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $91,515
Average Home Value $151,334


Total Households 460
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 310
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 0.3% -0.02%
Households 0.4% 0.04%
Families 1.33% -0.13%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Griswold, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Griswold 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 # 277 73rd
Population Density # 49 95th
Diversity Index # 473 53rd
Median Household Income # 731 28th
Per Capita Income # 867 14th

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