Denison, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Denison, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Denison had a population of 8,248 as of July 1, 2018. Denison ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Denison is located at latitude 42.0159 and longitude -95.3524 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Denison (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,286 feet.

The City of Denison (GNIS ID: 2394514) 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 Denison is located within Township of Denison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

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Denison, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,248
Population in Households 7,803
Population in Familes 6,210
Population in Group Qrtrs 445
Population Density2 1,263
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $46,584
Average Household Income $62,233
Per Capita Income $21,674


Total Housing Units 2,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,602 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,170 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $119,729
Average Home Value $132,308


Total Households 2,771
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 1,820
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.07% -0.3%
Households -0.2% -0.39%
Families -0.3% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

Denison, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denison 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 # 48 95th
Population Density # 177 83rd
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 828 18th
Per Capita Income # 977 3rd

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