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Jewell Junction city, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Jewell Junction had a population of 1,251 as of July 1, 2017. Jewell Junction city ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Jewell Junction city is located at latitude 42.3102 and longitude -93.6387 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jewell Junction (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

The City of Jewell Junction (GNIS ID: 2395471) 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 Jewell Junction is located within Township of Lyon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

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


Total Population 1,251
Daytime Population: Workers 461
Daytime Population: Residents 611
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,072
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 1,251
Population in Familes 1,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 323
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $59,290
Average Household Income $77,260
Per Capita Income $30,367


Total Housing Units 517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 391 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $124,126
Average Home Value $136,097


Total Households 493
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 344
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 0.4% 0.03%
Households 0.43% 0.08%
Families 0.33% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.75%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Jewell Junction city, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jewell Junction city 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 # 242 76th
Population Density # 768 24th
Diversity Index # 136 87th
Median Household Income # 280 72nd
Per Capita Income # 276 73rd

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