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Stuart, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Stuart had a population of 1,793 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Stuart is located at latitude 41.5033 and longitude -94.3186 in Guthrie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stuart encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Guthrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

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

The City of Stuart (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Stuart is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guthrie County.


Stuart, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,793 (100%)
Population in Households 1,752 (97.7%)
Population in Families 1,389 (77.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 41 ( 2.3%)
Population Density 651
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $53,499
Average Household Income $64,500
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $26,642
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 563 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $105,382
Average Home Value $118,405
Housing Affordability Index3 274


Total Households 727
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 472
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.83% 0.39%
Households 0.84% 0.38%
Families 1.08% 0.25%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%


Stuart, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stuart to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 180 82nd
Population Density # 526 48th
Median Household Income # 705 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 635 63rd
Per Capita Income # 799 21st
Diversity Index # 347 66th

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