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Latimer, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Latimer had a population of 503 as of July 1, 2017. Latimer 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 Latimer is located at latitude 42.7629 and longitude -93.3656 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Latimer (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 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 Latimer (GNIS ID: 2395640) 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 Latimer is located within Township of Marion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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


Total Population 503
Daytime Population: Workers 246
Daytime Population: Residents 240
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 486
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 503
Population in Familes 421
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 210
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $51,379
Average Household Income $60,504
Per Capita Income $24,444


Total Housing Units 231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $87,847
Average Home Value $99,850


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 146
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 -0.11% -0.52%
Households 0.07% -0.48%
Families 0.98% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Latimer, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Latimer 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 # 465 54th
Population Density # 866 14th
Diversity Index # 57 94th
Median Household Income # 631 38th
Per Capita Income # 791 22nd

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