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The City of Gillett Grove had a population of 47 as of July 1, 2021. Gillett Grove 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 Gillett Grove is located at latitude 43.0158 and longitude -95.0375 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gillett Grove encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The City of Gillett Grove 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 Gillett Grove is located within Township of Gillett Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gillett Grove: Gilletts.

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


Total Population 47 (100%)
Population in Households 47 (100.0%)
Population in Families 36 (76.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 212
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $48,212
Average Household Income $76,472
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $33,506
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 30 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $157,813
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 23
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.37% -0.43%
Households -0.38% 0.0%
Families 2.0% -1.37%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.14%

Gillett Grove, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gillett Grove 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 # 966 5th
Population Density # 858 15th
Median Household Income # 909 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 99 10th
Per Capita Income # 330 67th
Diversity Index # 467 53rd

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