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Vail, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Vail had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2017. Vail ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Vail is located at latitude 42.0598 and longitude -95.2003 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vail (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The City of Vail (GNIS ID: 2397107) 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 Vail is located within Township of West Side, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vail population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Vail, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 472
Daytime Population: Workers 33
Daytime Population: Residents 232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 265
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 472
Population in Familes 387
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 827
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $52,643
Average Household Income $59,994
Per Capita Income $24,912


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (83.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $86,818
Average Home Value $111,792


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 0.42%
Households 1.15% 0.32%
Families 1.32% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Vail, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vail to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 484 52nd
Population Density # 414 59th
Diversity Index # 54 95th
Median Household Income # 575 43rd
Per Capita Income # 738 27th

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