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University Park, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of University Park had a population of 476 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for University Park is located at latitude 41.2856 and longitude -92.615 in Mahaska County. The formal boundaries for the City of University Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mahaska County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 817 feet.

The City of University Park (GNIS ID: 2397093) 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 University Park is located within Township of Spring Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mahaska County.

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


Total Population 476
Daytime Population: Workers 36
Daytime Population: Residents 215
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 251
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 475
Population in Familes 373
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 616
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $32,494
Average Household Income $45,973
Per Capita Income $19,154


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $101,389
Average Home Value $143,202


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 124
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 -0.31% -0.25%
Households -0.37% -0.22%
Families -0.96% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

University Park, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Park 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 # 482 52nd
Population Density # 561 44th
Diversity Index # 383 62nd
Median Household Income # 1007 0th
Per Capita Income # 1000 1st

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