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The City of Battle Creek had a population of 697 as of July 1, 2018. Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek is located at latitude 42.3169 and longitude -95.6003 in Ida County. The formal boundaries for the City of Battle Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ida County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,197 feet.

The City of Battle Creek (GNIS ID: 2394081) 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 Battle Creek is located within Township of Maple, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ida County.

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


Total Population 697
Population in Households 684
Population in Familes 538
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 1,398
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $38,954
Average Household Income $60,816
Per Capita Income $26,514


Total Housing Units 368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $156,723


Total Households 322
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 201
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 -0.27% -0.23%
Households -0.11% -0.19%
Families 1.48% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Battle Creek, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Battle Creek 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 # 388 62nd
Population Density # 125 88th
Diversity Index # 463 54th
Median Household Income # 981 3rd
Per Capita Income # 717 29th

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