Whittemore, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whittemore, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Whittemore had a population of 509 as of July 1, 2017. Whittemore ranks in the upper 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 Whittemore is located at latitude 43.0634 and longitude -94.4251 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whittemore (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The City of Whittemore (GNIS ID: 2397307) 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 Whittemore is located within Township of Whittemore, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kossuth County.

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


Total Population 509
Daytime Population: Workers 128
Daytime Population: Residents 221
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 416
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,211
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $56,921
Average Household Income $79,150
Per Capita Income $32,972


Total Housing Units 255 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $98,413
Average Home Value $172,253


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 148
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 0.14% -0.16%
Households 0.25% -0.09%
Families 1.28% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Whittemore, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whittemore 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 # 462 54th
Population Density # 196 81st
Diversity Index # 542 47th
Median Household Income # 357 65th
Per Capita Income # 142 86th

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