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Hills, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Hills had a population of 793 as of July 1, 2017. Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Hills is located at latitude 41.5561 and longitude -91.5353 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 636 feet.

The City of Hills (GNIS ID: 2394384) 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 Hills is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

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


Total Population 793
Daytime Population: Workers 657
Daytime Population: Residents 419
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,076
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 769
Population in Familes 609
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 1,264
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $68,488
Average Household Income $88,349
Per Capita Income $36,309


Total Housing Units 390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $146,845
Average Home Value $179,150


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 222
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 1.68% 1.73%
Households 1.66% 1.72%
Families 2.17% 1.49%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

Hills, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hills 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 # 364 64th
Population Density # 175 83rd
Diversity Index # 118 88th
Median Household Income # 110 89th
Per Capita Income # 61 94th

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