Orleans, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Orleans, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Orleans had a population of 629 as of July 1, 2018. Orleans ranks in 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 Orleans is located at latitude 43.4472 and longitude -95.0925 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Orleans encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,407 feet.

The City of Orleans (GNIS ID: 2396079) 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 Orleans is located within Township of Spirit Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dickinson County.

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


Total Population 629
Population in Households 629
Population in Familes 522
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 561
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $61,898
Average Household Income $94,853
Per Capita Income $43,440


Total Housing Units 610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 (50.2%)
Median Home Value $198,750
Average Home Value $328,517


Total Households 304
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.41% 0.6%
Households 0.49% 0.59%
Families 0.45% 0.45%
Median Household Income   4.15%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Orleans, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orleans 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 # 405 60th
Population Density # 592 41st
Diversity Index # 917 9th
Median Household Income # 260 74th
Per Capita Income # 24 98th

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