Washta, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Washta, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Washta had a population of 232 as of July 1, 2018. Washta ranks in the lower 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 Washta is located at latitude 42.5756 and longitude -95.7202 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Washta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The City of Washta (GNIS ID: 2397209) 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 Washta is located within Township of Willow, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cherokee County.

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


Total Population 232
Population in Households 232
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 231
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $58,298
Average Household Income $75,197
Per Capita Income $31,386


Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $114,286
Average Home Value $142,308


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.81% -0.97%
Households -0.68% -0.98%
Families 0.17% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Washta, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washta 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 # 664 34th
Population Density # 845 16th
Diversity Index # 504 50th
Median Household Income # 383 62nd
Per Capita Income # 307 70th

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