Colwell, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Colwell, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Colwell had a population of 72 as of July 1, 2018. Colwell 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 Colwell is located at latitude 43.1558 and longitude -92.5941 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Floyd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Colwell (GNIS ID: 2393613) 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 Colwell is located within Township of Niles, a minor civil division (MCD) of Floyd County.

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


Total Population 72
Population in Households 72
Population in Familes 65
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 392
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $47,992
Average Household Income $55,756
Per Capita Income $18,493


Total Housing Units 36 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $157,143
Average Home Value $162,500


Total Households 30
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.17% -0.28%
Households 0.0% -0.68%
Families 1.06% -0.85%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Colwell, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colwell 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 # 919 9th
Population Density # 713 29th
Diversity Index # 961 5th
Median Household Income # 790 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1007 0th

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