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The City of Wallingford had a population of 186 as of July 1, 2018. 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 43.3202 and longitude -94.7924 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wallingford (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2397179) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wallingford 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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Wallingford, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 186
Population in Households 186
Population in Familes 153
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 191
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $61,867
Average Household Income $81,742
Per Capita Income $35,039


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $123,077
Average Home Value $156,250


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 54
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 -0.69% -0.76%
Households -0.63% -0.81%
Families 0.0% -0.75%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Wallingford, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wallingford 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 # 718 29th
Population Density # 885 12th
Diversity Index # 982 2nd
Median Household Income # 265 74th
Per Capita Income # 143 86th

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