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Center Point, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Center Point had a population of 2,593 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Center Point is located at latitude 42.1843 and longitude -91.7794 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Center Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 823 feet.

The City of Center Point (GNIS ID: 2393781) 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 Center Point is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.

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


Total Population 2,593
Daytime Population: Workers 575
Daytime Population: Residents 1,257
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,832
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 2,593
Population in Familes 2,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 999
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $71,574
Average Household Income $77,674
Per Capita Income $28,111


Total Housing Units 990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 785 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 157 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $190,070
Average Home Value $224,524


Total Households 942
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 719
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 0.95% 0.95%
Households 0.83% 0.88%
Families 1.08% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Center Point, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center Point 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 # 133 87th
Population Density # 296 71st
Diversity Index # 652 35th
Median Household Income # 86 92nd
Per Capita Income # 435 57th

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