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Hiawatha, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Hiawatha had a population of 7,338 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.0358 and longitude -91.6821 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hiawatha 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.


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Hiawatha, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hiawatha, IA Housing Affordability Index is 155
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Hiawatha, IA Wealth Index is 90
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 7,338
Population in Households 7,228
Population in Familes 5,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density 1,563
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,970
Average Household Income $79,745
Per Capita Income $33,611
Wealth Index3 90

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,164 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,010 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $182,218
Housing Affordability Index2 155
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,174
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,894
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.3% 0.46%
Households 0.22% 0.4%
Families 0.35% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Hiawatha, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hiawatha to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 55 95th
Population Density # 76 93rd
Diversity Index # 67 93rd
Median Household Income # 545 46th
Per Capita Income # 260 74th

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