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George, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of George had a population of 1,125 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for George is located at latitude 43.3439 and longitude -96.0022 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of George encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,381 feet.

The City of George (GNIS ID: 2394881) 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 George is located within Township of Wheeler, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyon County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

George, IA Housing Affordability Index is 283
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

George, IA Wealth Index is 53
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 1,125 (100%)
Population in Households 1,085 (96.4%)
Population in Families 894 (79.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 40 ( 3.6%)
Population Density 469
Diversity Index2 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,587
Average Household Income $55,033
Per Capita Income $22,477
Wealth Index4 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 394 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $81,902
Housing Affordability Index3 283
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 464
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 308
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 0.44% 0.44%
Households 0.31% 0.34%
Families 0.21% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

George, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares George 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 # 262 74th
Population Density # 669 34th
Diversity Index # 554 45th
Median Household Income # 792 22nd
Per Capita Income # 954 5th

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