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Ringsted, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Ringsted had a population of 406 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ringsted is located at latitude 43.2949 and longitude -94.5067 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ringsted (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,286 feet.

The City of Ringsted (GNIS ID: 2396378) 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 Ringsted is located within Township of Denmark, a minor civil division (MCD) of Emmet County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ringsted population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ringsted, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 406
Daytime Population: Workers 65
Daytime Population: Residents 223
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 288
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 406
Population in Familes 329
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 376
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $43,620
Average Household Income $74,921
Per Capita Income $32,643


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 145 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $89,655
Average Home Value $191,667


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 125
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 -0.53% -0.7%
Households -0.43% -0.54%
Families 1.4% -0.65%
Median Household Income   5.14%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

Ringsted, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ringsted to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 523 48th
Population Density # 724 28th
Diversity Index # 615 38th
Median Household Income # 883 13th
Per Capita Income # 159 84th

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