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The City of Wilton had a population of 2,991 as of July 1, 2021. Wilton 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 Wilton is located at latitude 41.5889 and longitude -91.0168 in Muscatine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilton encompass a land area of 2.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Muscatine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wilton are located in Muscatine County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Cedar County.

The City of Wilton 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 Wilton is located within Township of Wilton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Muscatine County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilton: Glendale, Muscatine Junction, Wilton Junction.

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


Total Population 2,991 (100%)
Population in Households 2,990 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,400 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 1,454
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $57,669
Average Household Income $74,814
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $31,094
Wealth Index5 66


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 866 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 379 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $129,751
Average Home Value $149,596
Housing Affordability Index3 245


Total Households 1,245
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 813
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 0.58% 0.19%
Households 0.67% 0.24%
Families 0.52% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
Owner Occupied HU   0.5%

Wilton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilton 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 # 119 88th
Population Density # 102 90th
Median Household Income # 569 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 614 61st
Per Capita Income # 487 52nd
Diversity Index # 367 64th

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