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University Heights, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of University Heights had a population of 958 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.6551 and longitude -91.5589 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of University Heights (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 958
Daytime Population: Workers 162
Daytime Population: Residents 424
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 586
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 958
Population in Familes 625
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,571
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $60,723
Average Household Income $83,123
Per Capita Income $37,385


Total Housing Units 512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $269,928
Average Home Value $289,761


Total Households 429
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 225
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 -1.27% -0.68%
Households -1.37% -0.71%
Families -1.5% -0.91%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

University Heights, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Heights 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 # 300 70th
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 131 87th
Median Household Income # 240 76th
Per Capita Income # 46 96th

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