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The City of Solon had a population of 2,838 as of July 1, 2021. Solon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Solon is located at latitude 41.8072 and longitude -91.4941 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Solon encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The City of Solon 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 Solon is located within Township of Big Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

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


Total Population 2,838 (100%)
Population in Households 2,771 (97.6%)
Population in Families 2,354 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 67 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 2,142
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $83,885
Average Household Income $109,109
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $39,679
Wealth Index5 134


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 839 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $296,269
Average Home Value $328,988
Housing Affordability Index3 171


Total Households 1,046
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 737
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.97% 2.28%
Households 2.88% 2.3%
Families 2.99% 2.21%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
Owner Occupied HU   2.6%

Solon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Solon 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 # 123 88th
Population Density # 18 98th
Median Household Income # 72 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 289 29th
Per Capita Income # 114 89th
Diversity Index # 583 42nd

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