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Barnes City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Barnes City had a population of 172 as of July 1, 2017. Barnes City ranks in the lower 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 Barnes City is located at latitude 41.5071 and longitude -92.4696 in Mahaska County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barnes City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mahaska County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 909 feet.

The City of Barnes City (GNIS ID: 2394064) 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 Barnes City is located within Township of Pleasant Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mahaska County.

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


Total Population 172
Daytime Population: Workers 52
Daytime Population: Residents 93
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 145
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 171
Population in Familes 146
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 290
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $59,707
Average Household Income $75,877
Per Capita Income $30,556


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $135,714
Average Home Value $187,121


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.32% -0.23%
Households -0.32% -0.23%
Families 3.66% -0.33%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Barnes City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnes City 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 # 740 27th
Population Density # 790 22nd
Diversity Index # 488 52nd
Median Household Income # 269 73rd
Per Capita Income # 264 74th

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