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Morley, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Morley had a population of 128 as of July 1, 2017. Morley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Morley is located at latitude 42.006 and longitude -91.2459 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 797 feet.

The City of Morley (GNIS ID: 2395403) 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 Morley is located within Township of Rome, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

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


Total Population 128
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 62
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 128
Population in Familes 108
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,365
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $57,707
Average Household Income $74,353
Per Capita Income $29,574


Total Housing Units 56 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $188,889
Average Home Value $198,214


Total Households 49
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 37
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 1.49% 0.46%
Households 1.5% 0.8%
Families 2.93% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Morley, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morley 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 # 823 19th
Population Density # 139 86th
Diversity Index # 883 13th
Median Household Income # 323 68th
Per Capita Income # 330 67th

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