Garner, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Garner, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Garner had a population of 3,041 as of July 1, 2018. Garner ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garner is located at latitude 43.0995 and longitude -93.6033 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garner (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,220 feet.

The City of Garner (GNIS ID: 2394857) 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 Garner is located within Township of Concord, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

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


Total Population 3,041
Population in Households 3,004
Population in Familes 2,469
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 1,480
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $57,176
Average Household Income $69,791
Per Capita Income $29,555


Total Housing Units 1,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 930 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 352 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $131,798
Average Home Value $150,027


Total Households 1,282
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 859
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.35% -0.57%
Households -0.18% -0.47%
Families -0.31% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Garner, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garner 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 # 117 89th
Population Density # 103 90th
Diversity Index # 443 56th
Median Household Income # 437 57th
Per Capita Income # 438 57th

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