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The City of George had a population of 1,115 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for George is located at latitude 43.3429 and longitude -96.0037 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of George (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 1,115
Daytime Population: Workers 471
Daytime Population: Residents 572
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,043
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,074
Population in Familes 887
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 465
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $52,440
Average Household Income $56,376
Per Capita Income $23,426


Total Housing Units 504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $82,753
Average Home Value $99,658


Total Households 461
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 308
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 0.44% 0.27%
Households 0.3% 0.22%
Families 0.27% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

George, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares George 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 # 262 74th
Population Density # 670 34th
Diversity Index # 417 58th
Median Household Income # 585 42nd
Per Capita Income # 871 14th

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