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The City of Rose Hill had a population of 170 as of July 1, 2021. Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill is located at latitude 41.322 and longitude -92.4621 in Mahaska County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rose Hill encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mahaska County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 814 feet.

The City of Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill is located within Township of White Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mahaska County.

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Rose Hill, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 170 (100%)
Population in Households 170 (100.0%)
Population in Families 148 (87.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,245
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $67,077
Average Household Income $75,221
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $29,754
Wealth Index5 72


Total HU (Housing Units) 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Average Home Value $180,085
Housing Affordability Index3 261


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.11% -0.12%
Households 0.12% 0.0%
Families 1.57% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Rose Hill, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rose Hill to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 745 26th
Population Density # 178 82nd
Median Household Income # 300 70th
Housing Affordability Index # 700 69th
Per Capita Income # 593 41st
Diversity Index # 728 28th

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