Grundy Center, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Grundy Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Grundy Center had a population of 2,713 as of July 1, 2018. Grundy Center ranks in the lower 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 Grundy Center is located at latitude 42.3616 and longitude -92.7685 in Grundy County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grundy Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The City of Grundy Center (GNIS ID: 2394256) 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 Grundy Center is located within Township of Palermo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grundy County.

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Grundy Center, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,713
Population in Households 2,633
Population in Familes 2,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 1,074
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $56,846
Average Household Income $73,801
Per Capita Income $31,861


Total Housing Units 1,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 915 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $116,574
Average Home Value $132,186


Total Households 1,166
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 741
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% 0.02%
Households 0.04% 0.02%
Families 0.03% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Grundy Center, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grundy Center 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 # 128 87th
Population Density # 261 74th
Diversity Index # 800 21st
Median Household Income # 452 55th
Per Capita Income # 285 72nd

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