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Garner, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Garner had a population of 3,061 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Garner, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,061
Daytime Population: Workers 1,594
Daytime Population: Residents 1,306
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,900
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 3,025
Population in Familes 2,505
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 1,490
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $57,585
Average Household Income $68,160
Per Capita Income $28,766


Total Housing Units 1,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 970 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $126,946
Average Home Value $145,666


Total Households 1,285
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 861
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 -0.3% -0.41%
Households -0.17% -0.36%
Families -0.32% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 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 # 118 88th
Population Density # 102 90th
Diversity Index # 386 63rd
Median Household Income # 327 68th
Per Capita Income # 382 62nd

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