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Bancroft, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Bancroft had a population of 669 as of July 1, 2018. Bancroft 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 Bancroft is located at latitude 43.2928 and longitude -94.2175 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bancroft (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The City of Bancroft (GNIS ID: 2394058) 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 Bancroft is located within Township of Greenwood, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kossuth County.

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

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


Total Population 669
Population in Households 648
Population in Familes 516
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,215
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $52,344
Average Household Income $67,710
Per Capita Income $28,464


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $88,312
Average Home Value $107,870


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 182
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 -0.6% -0.61%
Households -0.53% -0.56%
Families -0.07% -0.78%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Bancroft, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bancroft 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 # 397 61st
Population Density # 192 81st
Diversity Index # 889 12th
Median Household Income # 643 36th
Per Capita Income # 519 49th

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