Ralston, IA Profile: Facts & Data

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Ralston, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ralston had a population of 83 as of July 1, 2018. Ralston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Ralston is located at latitude 42.0418 and longitude -94.6293 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ralston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Ralston are located in Carroll County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Greene County.

The City of Ralston (GNIS ID: 2396308) 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 Ralston is located within Township of Glidden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 83
Population in Households 83
Population in Familes 70
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 42
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $71,840
Per Capita Income $27,315

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 48 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $121,429
Average Home Value $135,156
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 40
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.48%
Households 0.62% 0.0%
Families 4.35% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

Ralston, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ralston 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 # 897 11th
Population Density # 1000 1st
Diversity Index # 886 12th
Median Household Income # 740 27th
Per Capita Income # 634 37th

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