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The City of New Providence had a population of 226 as of July 1, 2017. New Providence ranks in the lower 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 New Providence is located at latitude 42.2812 and longitude -93.1718 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Providence (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The City of New Providence (GNIS ID: 2395212) 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 New Providence is located within Township of Providence, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Providence 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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New Providence, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 226
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 118
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 147
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 226
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 224
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $53,164
Average Household Income $71,007
Per Capita Income $26,620


Total Housing Units 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $98,864
Average Home Value $111,538


Total Households 89
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 67
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 -0.12% -0.09%
Households -0.31% 0.0%
Families 1.53% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

New Providence, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Providence 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 # 668 33rd
Population Density # 851 16th
Diversity Index # 578 43rd
Median Household Income # 551 45th
Per Capita Income # 579 43rd

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