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Mediapolis, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mediapolis had a population of 1,677 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mediapolis: Mediopolis.

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


Total Population 1,677
Population in Households 1,611
Population in Familes 1,288
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 1,392
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $49,621
Average Household Income $59,814
Per Capita Income $24,772


Total Housing Units 737 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 563 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $110,197
Average Home Value $126,374


Total Households 682
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 440
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 0.88% 0.24%
Households 1.0% 0.23%
Families 0.95% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 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 # 189 81st
Population Density # 128 87th
Diversity Index # 772 23rd
Median Household Income # 753 25th
Per Capita Income # 852 15th

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