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The City of Mapleton had a population of 1,069 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Mapleton is located at latitude 42.1658 and longitude -95.7931 in Monona County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mapleton encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monona County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The City of Mapleton 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 Mapleton is located within Township of Maple, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monona County.

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


Total Population 1,069 (100%)
Population in Households 1,017 (95.1%)
Population in Families 777 (72.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 52 ( 4.9%)
Population Density 667
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $50,894
Average Household Income $61,939
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $27,528
Wealth Index5 64


Total HU (Housing Units) 585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 372 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $101,333
Average Home Value $146,304
Housing Affordability Index3 279


Total Households 475
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 278
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 -1.2% -0.97%
Households -1.08% -0.94%
Families -0.67% -1.18%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.71%

Mapleton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mapleton 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 # 272 73rd
Population Density # 508 50th
Median Household Income # 832 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 772 77th
Per Capita Income # 763 24th
Diversity Index # 324 68th

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