Winterset, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Winterset, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Winterset had a population of 5,343 as of July 1, 2018. Winterset 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 Winterset is located at latitude 41.3308 and longitude -94.0138 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winterset encompass a land area of 4.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The City of Winterset (GNIS ID: 469011) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Winterset is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

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Winterset, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,343
Population in Households 5,161
Population in Familes 4,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 182
Population Density2 1,168
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $42,085
Average Household Income $58,796
Per Capita Income $23,979


Total Housing Units 2,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,278 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 835 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $149,150
Average Home Value $176,154


Total Households 2,113
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,350
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.35% 0.45%
Households 0.3% 0.44%
Families 0.13% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Winterset, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winterset to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 74 93rd
Population Density # 211 79th
Diversity Index # 375 63rd
Median Household Income # 945 6th
Per Capita Income # 901 11th

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