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The City of Iowa City is the 5th largest city in Iowa with a population of 78,083 as of July 1, 2021. Iowa City 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 Iowa City is located at latitude 41.6611 and longitude -91.5302 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iowa City encompass a land area of 25.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.
The City of Iowa City has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of Iowa City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.
|Total Population||78,083 (100%)|
|Population in Households||71,248 (91.2%)|
|Population in Families||38,115 (48.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||6,835 ( 8.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$50,694|
|Average Household Income||$79,857|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||20%|
|Per Capita Income||$32,811|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||33,767 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||14,876 (44.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||17,067 (50.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,824 ( 5.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$238,670|
|Average Home Value||$271,575|
|Housing Affordability Index3||103|
|Average Household Size||2.23|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.83%|
|Per Capita Income||2.17%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.81%|
The table below compares Iowa City 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.
|Total Population||# 5||100th|
|Population Density||# 3||100th|
|Median Household Income||# 847||16th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 211||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 366||64th|
|Diversity Index||# 29||97th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.