Galva, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Galva, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Galva had a population of 456 as of July 1, 2018. Galva 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 Galva is located at latitude 42.5059 and longitude -95.4177 in Ida County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galva (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 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 Galva (GNIS ID: 2394848) 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 Galva is located within Township of Galva, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ida County.

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


Total Population 456
Population in Households 456
Population in Familes 390
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 641
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $54,961
Average Household Income $88,544
Per Capita Income $35,538


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $92,130
Average Home Value $130,345


Total Households 184
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.6% 0.09%
Households 0.68% 0.22%
Families 2.09% 0.15%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Galva, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galva 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 # 489 52nd
Population Density # 537 47th
Diversity Index # 170 83rd
Median Household Income # 523 48th
Per Capita Income # 120 88th

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