Vail, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Vail, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Vail had a population of 462 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.0619 and longitude -95.2 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.

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


Total Population 462
Population in Households 462
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 809
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $55,757
Average Household Income $67,753
Per Capita Income $27,835


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $86,321
Average Home Value $111,755


Total Households 185
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 129
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 0.7% 0.13%
Households 0.75% 0.0%
Families 0.88% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 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 # 488 52nd
Population Density # 420 58th
Diversity Index # 58 94th
Median Household Income # 498 51st
Per Capita Income # 588 42nd

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