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Grand River, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Grand River had a population of 228 as of July 1, 2018. Grand River ranks in the upper 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 Grand River is located at latitude 40.8194 and longitude -93.9624 in Decatur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Decatur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Grand River (GNIS ID: 2394954) 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 Grand River is located within Township of Richland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Decatur County.

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


Total Population 228
Population in Households 228
Population in Familes 191
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,096
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $38,155
Average Household Income $60,126
Per Capita Income $23,098


Total Housing Units 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $183,333


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 66
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 -0.42% -0.71%
Households -0.5% -0.64%
Families 1.58% -0.93%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Grand River, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand River 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 # 670 34th
Population Density # 248 76th
Diversity Index # 684 32nd
Median Household Income # 986 2nd
Per Capita Income # 944 7th

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