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Coulter, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Coulter had a population of 280 as of July 1, 2017. Coulter ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Coulter is located at latitude 42.7331 and longitude -93.37 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Coulter (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The City of Coulter (GNIS ID: 2393649) 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 Coulter is located within Township of Marion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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


Total Population 280
Daytime Population: Workers 44
Daytime Population: Residents 138
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 182
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 280
Population in Familes 234
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 114
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $44,408
Average Household Income $57,382
Per Capita Income $24,539


Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $99,038
Average Home Value $165,663


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 77
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 -0.05% -0.43%
Households 0.13% -0.37%
Families 0.18% -0.52%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Coulter, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coulter 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 # 616 39th
Population Density # 950 6th
Diversity Index # 124 88th
Median Household Income # 861 15th
Per Capita Income # 778 23rd

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