Lu Verne, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lu Verne, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lu Verne had a population of 261 as of July 1, 2017. Lu Verne ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lu Verne is located at latitude 42.9092 and longitude -94.0836 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lu Verne (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,142 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Lu Verne are located in Kossuth County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Humboldt County.

The City of Lu Verne (GNIS ID: 2395780) 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 Lu Verne is located within Township of Lu Verne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kossuth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lu Verne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lu Verne: Luverne.

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Lu Verne, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 261
Daytime Population: Workers 97
Daytime Population: Residents 106
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 203
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 261
Population in Familes 213
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 116
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $55,844
Average Household Income $89,374
Per Capita Income $38,525


Total Housing Units 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $97,115
Average Home Value $150,263


Total Households 118
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 80
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 0.0% -0.23%
Households 0.12% -0.17%
Families 1.46% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Lu Verne, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lu Verne 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 # 639 36th
Population Density # 948 6th
Diversity Index # 515 49th
Median Household Income # 409 60th
Per Capita Income # 35 97th

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