Iowa Falls, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Iowa Falls had a population of 5,156 as of July 1, 2018. Iowa Falls ranks in 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 Iowa Falls is located at latitude 42.5192 and longitude -93.2661 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iowa Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The City of Iowa Falls (GNIS ID: 2395433) 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 Iowa Falls is located within Township of Hardin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin County.

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


Total Population 5,156
Population in Households 4,799
Population in Familes 3,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 357
Population Density1 962
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $51,186
Average Household Income $67,707
Per Capita Income $29,203


Total Housing Units 2,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,597 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 598 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 237 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $109,973
Average Home Value $132,002


Total Households 2,195
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,306
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 -0.19% -0.08%
Households -0.07% -0.09%
Families 0.1% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   0.87%

Iowa Falls, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iowa Falls 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 # 79 92nd
Population Density # 324 68th
Diversity Index # 141 86th
Median Household Income # 690 32nd
Per Capita Income # 468 54th

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