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Britt, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Britt had a population of 1,996 as of July 1, 2018. Britt ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Britt is located at latitude 43.0975 and longitude -93.8032 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Britt (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,227 feet.

The City of Britt (GNIS ID: 2393421) 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 Britt is located within Township of Britt, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

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


Total Population 1,996
Population in Households 1,954
Population in Familes 1,528
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 1,579
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $45,932
Average Household Income $56,890
Per Capita Income $25,097


Total Housing Units 970 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 637 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $85,280
Average Home Value $94,466


Total Households 865
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 524
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 -0.43% -0.55%
Households -0.29% -0.51%
Families -0.52% -0.66%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Britt, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Britt 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 # 167 84th
Population Density # 77 92nd
Diversity Index # 73 93rd
Median Household Income # 849 16th
Per Capita Income # 826 18th

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