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The City of Blencoe had a population of 224 as of July 1, 2017. Blencoe 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 Blencoe is located at latitude 41.9303 and longitude -96.0821 in Monona County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blencoe (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monona County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Blencoe (GNIS ID: 2394191) 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 Blencoe is located within Township of Sherman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monona County.

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


Total Population 224
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 128
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 224
Population in Familes 185
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 296
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $65,636
Average Household Income $78,418
Per Capita Income $32,237


Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $111,111
Average Home Value $152,500


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 69
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 0.0% -0.09%
Households -0.14% -0.2%
Families -0.2% -0.29%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Blencoe, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blencoe 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 # 676 33rd
Population Density # 785 22nd
Diversity Index # 579 43rd
Median Household Income # 143 86th
Per Capita Income # 176 83rd

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