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The City of Davis City had a population of 195 as of July 1, 2021. Davis City 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 Davis City is located at latitude 40.6392 and longitude -93.8116 in Decatur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Davis City encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Decatur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Davis City 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 Davis City is located within Township of Burrell, a minor civil division (MCD) of Decatur County.

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Davis City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 195 (100%)
Population in Households 192 (98.5%)
Population in Families 162 (83.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 331
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $39,606
Average Household Income $53,320
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $21,555
Wealth Index5 45


Total HU (Housing Units) 121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $115,000
Average Home Value $165,260
Housing Affordability Index3 208


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.4% -0.73%
Households -0.29% -0.67%
Families 1.69% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.53%

Davis City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Davis City 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 # 702 30th
Population Density # 758 25th
Median Household Income # 994 1st
Housing Affordability Index # 424 42nd
Per Capita Income # 992 2nd
Diversity Index # 346 65th

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