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Massena, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Massena had a population of 343 as of July 1, 2017. Massena 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 Massena is located at latitude 41.2506 and longitude -94.7698 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Massena (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

The City of Massena (GNIS ID: 2395042) 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 Massena is located within Township of Massena, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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


Total Population 343
Daytime Population: Workers 161
Daytime Population: Residents 148
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 309
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 343
Population in Familes 284
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 495
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $53,243
Average Household Income $74,098
Per Capita Income $33,180


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $96,591
Average Home Value $142,659


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 104
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 -0.47% -0.53%
Households -0.43% -0.52%
Families 0.97% -0.78%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Massena, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Massena 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 # 564 44th
Population Density # 653 35th
Diversity Index # 907 10th
Median Household Income # 550 46th
Per Capita Income # 131 87th

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