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The City of Hills had a population of 793 as of July 1, 2021. Hills 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 Hills is located at latitude 41.5542 and longitude -91.5349 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hills 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hills: Hill's Siding.

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Hills, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 793 (100%)
Population in Households 767 (96.7%)
Population in Families 601 (75.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 1,052
Diversity Index2 26
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $78,093
Average Household Income $88,056
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $35,785
Wealth Index5 99
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $241,406
Average Home Value $280,061
Housing Affordability Index3 176
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 335
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.94% 1.09%
Households 0.96% 1.05%
Families 1.1% 0.91%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
Owner Occupied HU   1.26%

Hills, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hills to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 363 64th
Population Density # 269 73rd
Median Household Income # 136 87th
Housing Affordability Index # 302 30th
Per Capita Income # 242 76th
Diversity Index # 126 88th

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