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The City of Arthur had a population of 196 as of July 1, 2017. Arthur 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 Arthur is located at latitude 42.3354 and longitude -95.3469 in Ida County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arthur (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ida County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The City of Arthur (GNIS ID: 2393993) 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 Arthur is located within Township of Blaine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ida County.

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


Total Population 196
Daytime Population: Workers 60
Daytime Population: Residents 68
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 128
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 196
Population in Familes 166
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,290
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $52,342
Average Household Income $67,324
Per Capita Income $28,719


Total Housing Units 113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $93,056
Average Home Value $147,945


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 65
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 -0.68% -0.52%
Households -0.59% -0.44%
Families 1.11% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Arthur, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arthur 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 # 700 31st
Population Density # 163 84th
Diversity Index # 724 29th
Median Household Income # 590 42nd
Per Capita Income # 386 62nd

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