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The City of Albia had a population of 3,748 as of July 1, 2018. Albia ranks in the upper 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 Albia is located at latitude 41.0271 and longitude -92.8038 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albia (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 961 feet.

The City of Albia (GNIS ID: 2393905) 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 Albia is located within Township of Troy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Albia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 3,748
Population in Households 3,640
Population in Familes 2,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 1,176
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $46,753
Average Household Income $57,515
Per Capita Income $23,608


Total Housing Units 1,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 999 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 523 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $97,397
Average Home Value $126,375


Total Households 1,522
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 952
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 -0.06% -0.35%
Households -0.14% -0.42%
Families -0.1% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

Albia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albia 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 # 108 89th
Population Density # 204 80th
Diversity Index # 444 56th
Median Household Income # 824 18th
Per Capita Income # 913 10th

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