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The City of Scranton had a population of 564 as of July 1, 2017. Scranton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Scranton is located at latitude 42.0191 and longitude -94.5491 in Greene County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scranton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Greene County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Scranton (GNIS ID: 2396562) 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 Scranton is located within Township of Scranton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene County.

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


Total Population 564
Daytime Population: Workers 220
Daytime Population: Residents 268
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 488
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 564
Population in Familes 460
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 301
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $52,067
Average Household Income $63,182
Per Capita Income $27,593


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $96,023
Average Home Value $171,693


Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 158
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 0.17% -0.14%
Households 0.23% -0.08%
Families 1.39% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Scranton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scranton 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 # 432 57th
Population Density # 780 23rd
Diversity Index # 472 54th
Median Household Income # 602 40th
Per Capita Income # 492 51st

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