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The City of Soldier had a population of 167 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Soldier is located at latitude 41.9853 and longitude -95.7794 in Monona County. The formal boundaries for the City of Soldier encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monona County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

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

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


Total Population 167 (100%)
Population in Households 167 (100.0%)
Population in Families 127 (76.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 569
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $60,744
Average Household Income $66,584
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $30,781
Wealth Index5 53


Total HU (Housing Units) 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $107,500
Average Home Value $141,538
Housing Affordability Index3 342


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 50
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 -0.36% -0.61%
Households -0.2% -0.47%
Families 0.36% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.3%

Soldier, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Soldier 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 # 748 26th
Population Density # 589 42nd
Median Household Income # 480 52nd
Housing Affordability Index # 918 91st
Per Capita Income # 506 50th
Diversity Index # 631 37th

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