Waucoma, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Waucoma, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Waucoma had a population of 252 as of July 1, 2018. Waucoma ranks in 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 Waucoma is located at latitude 43.0555 and longitude -92.0341 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waucoma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The City of Waucoma (GNIS ID: 2397220) 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 Waucoma is located within Township of Eden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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


Total Population 252
Population in Households 252
Population in Familes 208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 535
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $50,689
Average Household Income $57,479
Per Capita Income $24,159


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $141,176
Average Home Value $153,125


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 2
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.24% -0.72%
Households -0.2% -0.51%
Families 1.38% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Waucoma, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waucoma 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 # 647 36th
Population Density # 616 39th
Diversity Index # 792 22nd
Median Household Income # 710 30th
Per Capita Income # 892 12th

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