Rickardsville, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rickardsville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rickardsville had a population of 147 as of July 1, 2018. Rickardsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Rickardsville is located at latitude 42.5815 and longitude -90.8762 in Dubuque County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rickardsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dubuque County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The City of Rickardsville (GNIS ID: 2396372) 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 Rickardsville is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dubuque County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rickardsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 147
Population in Households 147
Population in Familes 130
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 161
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $58,026
Average Household Income $77,453
Per Capita Income $28,497


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (86.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $191,667
Average Home Value $224,020


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 46
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 0.51% 0.54%
Households 0.63% 0.34%
Families 0.54% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.63%
Per Capita Income   3.83%

Rickardsville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rickardsville 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 # 786 22nd
Population Density # 916 9th
Diversity Index # 963 5th
Median Household Income # 392 61st
Per Capita Income # 516 49th

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