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The Saint Benedict CDP(1) had a population of 40 as of July 1, 2021. Saint Benedict ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Saint Benedict is located at latitude 43.038 and longitude -94.0644 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the Saint Benedict Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The Saint Benedict Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Saint Benedict Census Designated Place is located within Township of Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kossuth County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Saint Benedict, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 40 (100%)
Population in Households 40 (100.0%)
Population in Families 33 (82.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 52
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $57,028
Average Household Income $69,874
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $32,577
Wealth Index5 78


Total HU (Housing Units) 22 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $144,231
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 18
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.23% -0.51%
Households 0.51% 0.0%
Families 1.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Saint Benedict, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Benedict to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 976 3rd
Population Density # 988 2nd
Median Household Income # 593 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 107 11th
Per Capita Income # 382 62nd
Diversity Index # 240 76th

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