Archer, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Archer, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Archer had a population of 125 as of July 1, 2018. Archer 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 Archer is located at latitude 43.1151 and longitude -95.7441 in O'Brien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Archer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. O'Brien County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,470 feet.

The City of Archer (GNIS ID: 2393975) 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 Archer is located within Township of Carroll, a minor civil division (MCD) of O'Brien County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Archer: Archers Grove.

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


Total Population 125
Population in Households 125
Population in Familes 111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,331
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $66,687
Average Household Income $88,404
Per Capita Income $33,600


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $192,614


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.57% -0.32%
Households -0.64% -0.37%
Families 1.51% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Archer, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Archer 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 # 825 18th
Population Density # 146 86th
Diversity Index # 317 68th
Median Household Income # 168 83rd
Per Capita Income # 207 80th

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