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Swaledale, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Swaledale had a population of 160 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Swaledale is located at latitude 42.9786 and longitude -93.3169 in Cerro Gordo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Swaledale encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cerro Gordo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Swaledale (GNIS ID: 2396012) 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 Swaledale is located within Township of Pleasant Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cerro Gordo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Swaledale: Swaldale.

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Swaledale, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 160 (100%)
Population in Households 159 (99.4%)
Population in Families 137 (85.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 654
Diversity Index2 10
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,902
Average Household Income $85,209
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $33,496
Wealth Index5 100
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $170,833
Average Home Value $198,810
Housing Affordability Index3 278
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.3% -0.63%
Households -0.26% -0.54%
Families 1.58% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.32%

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Swaledale, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swaledale to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 765 24th
Population Density # 524 48th
Median Household Income # 155 85th
Housing Affordability Index # 660 65th
Per Capita Income # 315 69th
Diversity Index # 592 42nd

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