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University Heights, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of University Heights had a population of 1,042 as of July 1, 2019. University Heights 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 University Heights is located at latitude 41.655 and longitude -91.5568 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of University Heights encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 768 feet.

The City of University Heights (GNIS ID: 2397092) 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 University Heights is located within Township of West Lucas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.


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University Heights, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

University Heights, IA Housing Affordability Index is 111
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
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.

WEALTH INDEX

University Heights, IA Wealth Index is 117
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,042 (100%)
Population in Households 1,042 (100.0%)
Population in Families 675 (64.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 3,916
Diversity Index2 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,498
Average Household Income $111,320
Per Capita Income $49,983
Wealth Index4 117

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 347 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $292,822
Housing Affordability Index3 111
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 465
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 240
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.09% 0.0%
Households -0.21% -0.04%
Families -0.48% -0.25%
Median Household Income   5.15%
Per Capita Income   4.63%

University Heights, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Heights to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 282 72nd
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 138 86th
Median Household Income # 128 87th
Per Capita Income # 8 99th

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