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Winfield, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Winfield had a population of 1,095 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Winfield is located at latitude 41.1231 and longitude -91.4413 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winfield encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 686 feet.

The City of Winfield (GNIS ID: 2397344) 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 Winfield is located within Township of Scott, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.


Winfield, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,095 (100%)
Population in Households 1,053 (96.2%)
Population in Families 874 (79.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 42 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 1,043
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $53,089
Average Household Income $66,412
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $25,602
Wealth Index5 56


Total HU (Housing Units) 482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 298 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $80,263
Average Home Value $93,289
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 421
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 290
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.34% -0.29%
Households -0.36% -0.33%
Families -0.39% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.34%


Winfield, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winfield to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 266 74th
Population Density # 273 73rd
Median Household Income # 718 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 904 90th
Per Capita Income # 860 15th
Diversity Index # 495 51st

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