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The City of Anamosa had a population of 5,429 as of July 1, 2018. Anamosa 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 Anamosa is located at latitude 42.1088 and longitude -91.2752 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anamosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 833 feet.

The City of Anamosa (GNIS ID: 2393950) 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 Anamosa is located within Township of Fairview, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anamosa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anamosa: Lexington.

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Anamosa, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,429
Population in Households 4,438
Population in Familes 3,382
Population in Group Qrtrs 991
Population Density2 2,153
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $52,549
Average Household Income $70,582
Per Capita Income $27,445


Total Housing Units 2,114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,310 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 641 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $126,061
Average Home Value $230,477


Total Households 1,951
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,197
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 -0.17% 0.11%
Households 0.12% 0.19%
Families 0.44% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Anamosa, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anamosa to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 71 93rd
Population Density # 22 98th
Diversity Index # 112 89th
Median Household Income # 633 37th
Per Capita Income # 626 38th

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