Hiawatha, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Hiawatha, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Hiawatha had a population of 7,218 as of July 1, 2018. Hiawatha ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Hiawatha is located at latitude 42.053 and longitude -91.6925 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hiawatha (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Hiawatha (GNIS ID: 2394368) 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 Hiawatha is located within Township of Monroe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hiawatha 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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Hiawatha, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,218
Population in Households 7,111
Population in Familes 5,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 1,645
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $57,834
Average Household Income $79,469
Per Capita Income $33,792


Total Housing Units 3,430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,029 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,100 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $175,945
Average Home Value $189,884


Total Households 3,129
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,860
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.33% 0.54%
Households 0.23% 0.46%
Families 0.43% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Hiawatha, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hiawatha 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 # 57 94th
Population Density # 62 94th
Diversity Index # 64 94th
Median Household Income # 405 60th
Per Capita Income # 198 80th

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