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Hartley, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Hartley had a population of 1,609 as of July 1, 2017. Hartley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Hartley is located at latitude 43.179 and longitude -95.4768 in O'Brien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hartley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 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 Hartley (GNIS ID: 2394312) 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 Hartley is located within Township of Hartley, a minor civil division (MCD) of O'Brien County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hartley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hartley, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,609
Daytime Population: Workers 719
Daytime Population: Residents 814
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,533
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,550
Population in Familes 1,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 1,240
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $41,882
Average Household Income $57,033
Per Capita Income $24,920


Total Housing Units 793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 524 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $78,261
Average Home Value $99,237


Total Households 690
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 428
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 -0.53% -0.54%
Households -0.45% -0.47%
Families -0.5% -0.61%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Hartley, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hartley to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 195 81st
Population Density # 183 82nd
Diversity Index # 141 86th
Median Household Income # 920 9th
Per Capita Income # 736 27th

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