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Holstein, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Holstein had a population of 1,357 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Holstein is located at latitude 42.4883 and longitude -95.5429 in Ida County. The formal boundaries for the City of Holstein (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ida County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,450 feet.

The City of Holstein (GNIS ID: 2394406) 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 Holstein is located within Township of Griggs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ida County.

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


Total Population 1,357
Daytime Population: Workers 1,088
Daytime Population: Residents 638
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,726
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 1,313
Population in Familes 1,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 911
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $45,898
Average Household Income $63,204
Per Capita Income $28,210


Total Housing Units 674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 463 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $92,750
Average Home Value $130,603


Total Households 602
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 349
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 -0.39% -0.21%
Households -0.32% -0.2%
Families -0.2% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Holstein, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holstein 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 # 232 77th
Population Density # 355 65th
Diversity Index # 430 57th
Median Household Income # 826 18th
Per Capita Income # 428 58th

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