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The City of Nora Springs had a population of 1,511 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Nora Springs is located at latitude 43.1441 and longitude -93.0089 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nora Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Floyd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Nora Springs (GNIS ID: 2395244) 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 Nora Springs is located within Township of Rock Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Floyd County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nora Springs 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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Nora Springs, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,511
Daytime Population: Workers 653
Daytime Population: Residents 628
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,281
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,482
Population in Familes 1,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 691
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $54,448
Average Household Income $64,770
Per Capita Income $26,086


Total Housing Units 663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 514 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $118,496
Average Home Value $153,738


Total Households 610
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 428
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 0.75% 0.22%
Households 0.77% 0.2%
Families 1.36% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Nora Springs, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nora Springs 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 # 210 79th
Population Density # 495 51st
Diversity Index # 704 31st
Median Household Income # 488 52nd
Per Capita Income # 629 38th

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