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The City of Wallingford had a population of 179 as of July 1, 2021. Wallingford 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 Wallingford is located at latitude 43.3197 and longitude -94.7928 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wallingford encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,273 feet.

The City of Wallingford 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 Wallingford is located within Township of High Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Emmet County.

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


Total Population 179 (100%)
Population in Households 179 (100.0%)
Population in Families 148 (82.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 184
Diversity Index2 3


Median Household Income $70,626
Average Household Income $86,780
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $37,609
Wealth Index5 94


Total HU (Housing Units) 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $168,182
Average Home Value $183,333
Housing Affordability Index3 261


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.85% -1.03%
Households -0.7% -0.84%
Families -0.33% -1.18%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.66%

Wallingford, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wallingford 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 # 728 28th
Population Density # 889 12th
Median Household Income # 252 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 698 69th
Per Capita Income # 170 83rd
Diversity Index # 961 5th

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