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Mediapolis, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mediapolis had a population of 1,692 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.0079 and longitude -91.1637 in Des Moines County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mediapolis (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2395081) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mediapolis: Mediopolis.

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


Total Population 1,692
Daytime Population: Workers 681
Daytime Population: Residents 909
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,590
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,615
Population in Familes 1,303
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density2 1,405
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $48,606
Average Household Income $60,177
Per Capita Income $24,907


Total Housing Units 733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $104,866
Average Home Value $123,698


Total Households 686
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 444
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 1.13% 0.68%
Households 1.23% 0.78%
Families 1.21% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Mediapolis, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mediapolis 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 # 188 81st
Population Density # 124 88th
Diversity Index # 752 25th
Median Household Income # 728 28th
Per Capita Income # 740 27th

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