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Eddyville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Eddyville had a population of 1,053 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Eddyville is located at latitude 41.1565 and longitude -92.6374 in Wapello County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eddyville encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wapello County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Eddyville are located in Wapello County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Mahaska County, and Monroe County.

The City of Eddyville (GNIS ID: 2394613) 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 Eddyville is located within Township of Columbia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wapello County.


Eddyville, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,053 (100%)
Population in Households 1,053 (100.0%)
Population in Families 866 (82.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 892
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $51,898
Average Household Income $64,840
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $26,287
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $111,250
Average Home Value $138,980
Housing Affordability Index3 285


Total Households 423
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 289
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.27% 0.02%
Households 0.33% 0.05%
Families 0.38% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
Owner Occupied HU   0.2%


Eddyville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eddyville to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 278 73rd
Population Density # 360 64th
Median Household Income # 762 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 682 68th
Per Capita Income # 816 19th
Diversity Index # 287 72nd

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