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Bayard, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Bayard had a population of 471 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Bayard is located at latitude 41.852 and longitude -94.5578 in Guthrie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bayard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Guthrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,135 feet.

The City of Bayard (GNIS ID: 2394088) 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 Bayard is located within Township of Highland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guthrie County.

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


Total Population 471
Population in Households 468
Population in Familes 379
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,028
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $47,564
Average Household Income $76,948
Per Capita Income $31,785


Total Housing Units 235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $89,744
Average Home Value $129,116


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 136
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 0.0% -0.04%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.43% -0.15%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   3.85%

Bayard, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayard 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 # 483 52nd
Population Density # 288 72nd
Diversity Index # 705 30th
Median Household Income # 804 20th
Per Capita Income # 286 72nd

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