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The City of Fruitland had a population of 920 as of July 1, 2021. Fruitland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fruitland is located at latitude 41.3561 and longitude -91.1293 in Muscatine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fruitland encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Muscatine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 548 feet.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fruitland: Island.

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


Total Population 920 (100%)
Population in Households 920 (100.0%)
Population in Families 794 (86.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 510
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $72,127
Average Household Income $78,871
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $28,339
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $163,636
Average Home Value $170,529
Housing Affordability Index3 258


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 243
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 -0.53% -0.44%
Households -0.52% -0.45%
Families -1.16% -0.5%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.37%

Fruitland, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fruitland 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 # 312 69th
Population Density # 633 37th
Median Household Income # 231 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 685 68th
Per Capita Income # 708 30th
Diversity Index # 114 89th

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