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Robins, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Robins had a population of 3,381 as of July 1, 2017. Robins ranks in 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 Robins is located at latitude 42.0787 and longitude -91.674 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Robins (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 853 feet.

The City of Robins (GNIS ID: 2396389) 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 Robins is located within Township of Monroe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.

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


Total Population 3,381
Daytime Population: Workers 363
Daytime Population: Residents 1,646
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,009
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 3,375
Population in Familes 3,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 582
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $100,857
Average Household Income $122,131
Per Capita Income $41,749


Total Housing Units 1,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,047 (92.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $248,830
Average Home Value $283,787


Total Households 1,108
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 909
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 1.02% 1.49%
Households 0.96% 1.4%
Families -0.03% 1.35%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Robins, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Robins 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 # 114 89th
Population Density # 581 43rd
Diversity Index # 147 86th
Median Household Income # 4 100th
Per Capita Income # 18 98th

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