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The City of Arnolds Park had a population of 1,165 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Arnolds Park is located at latitude 43.3727 and longitude -95.1239 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arnolds Park encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,434 feet.

The City of Arnolds Park 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 Arnolds Park is located within Township of Center Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dickinson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arnolds Park: Arnold Park.

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


Total Population 1,165 (100%)
Population in Households 1,163 (99.8%)
Population in Families 855 (73.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 731
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $52,175
Average Household Income $72,772
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $35,011
Wealth Index5 85


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 506 (30.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,072 (63.6%)
Median Home Value $265,351
Average Home Value $359,714
Housing Affordability Index3 124


Total Households 613
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 360
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.3% 0.37%
Households 0.34% 0.32%
Families 0.67% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
Owner Occupied HU   0.47%

Arnolds Park, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arnolds Park 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 # 251 75th
Population Density # 455 55th
Median Household Income # 775 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 222 22nd
Per Capita Income # 273 73rd
Diversity Index # 637 37th

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