Holy Cross, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Holy Cross, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Holy Cross had a population of 398 as of July 1, 2018. Holy Cross 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 Holy Cross is located at latitude 42.6007 and longitude -90.9961 in Dubuque County. The formal boundaries for the City of Holy Cross (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dubuque County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,207 feet.

The City of Holy Cross (GNIS ID: 2394410) 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 Holy Cross is located within Township of Concord, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dubuque County.

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


Total Population 398
Population in Households 398
Population in Familes 353
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,287
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $55,653
Average Household Income $69,260
Per Capita Income $25,934


Total Housing Units 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (81.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $142,742
Average Home Value $231,475


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 122
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 0.76% 0.64%
Households 0.78% 0.61%
Families 1.6% 0.65%
Median Household Income   4.63%
Per Capita Income   3.95%

Holy Cross, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holy Cross 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 # 528 48th
Population Density # 169 83rd
Diversity Index # 967 4th
Median Household Income # 502 50th
Per Capita Income # 754 25th

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