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The City of Walford had a population of 1,482 as of July 1, 2017. Walford 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 Walford is located at latitude 41.8797 and longitude -91.8305 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walford (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Walford are located in Benton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Linn County.

The City of Walford (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Walford is located within Township of Fairfax, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

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


Total Population 1,482
Daytime Population: Workers 311
Daytime Population: Residents 672
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 983
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 1,478
Population in Familes 1,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,531
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $77,269
Average Household Income $85,285
Per Capita Income $31,582


Total Housing Units 501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (83.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $211,429
Average Home Value $264,892


Total Households 487
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 370
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.23% 0.67%
Households 0.29% 0.73%
Families -1.47% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Walford, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walford 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 # 218 78th
Population Density # 90 91st
Diversity Index # 702 31st
Median Household Income # 50 95th
Per Capita Income # 214 79th

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