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Pacific Junction, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Pacific Junction had a population of 470 as of July 1, 2018. Pacific Junction ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pacific Junction is located at latitude 41.0186 and longitude -95.7992 in Mills County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pacific Junction encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mills County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of Pacific Junction (GNIS ID: 2396124) 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 Pacific Junction is located within Township of Plattville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mills County.

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


Total Population 470
Population in Households 470
Population in Familes 381
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 621
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $55,194
Per Capita Income $21,684


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $138,380


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 140
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 -0.03% 0.13%
Households -0.19% 0.1%
Families 0.17% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Pacific Junction, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pacific Junction 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 # 484 52nd
Population Density # 552 45th
Diversity Index # 200 80th
Median Household Income # 1000 1st
Per Capita Income # 976 3rd

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