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The City of Mediapolis had a population of 1,686 as of July 1, 2021. Mediapolis ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Mediapolis is located at latitude 41.0081 and longitude -91.164 in Des Moines County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mediapolis encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Des Moines County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 771 feet.

The City of Mediapolis has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 Mediapolis is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Des Moines County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mediapolis: Mediopolis.

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


Total Population 1,686 (100%)
Population in Households 1,616 (95.8%)
Population in Families 1,296 (76.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 70 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 1,404
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $60,846
Average Household Income $72,635
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $29,658
Wealth Index5 65


Total HU (Housing Units) 754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 556 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $122,840
Average Home Value $134,308
Housing Affordability Index3 277


Total Households 691
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 443
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 0.69% 0.04%
Households 0.85% 0.12%
Families 0.76% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%

Mediapolis, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mediapolis 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 # 187 82nd
Population Density # 119 88th
Median Household Income # 476 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 764 76th
Per Capita Income # 603 40th
Diversity Index # 776 23rd

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