Hartley, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Hartley, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Hartley had a population of 1,612 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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


Total Population 1,612
Population in Households 1,550
Population in Familes 1,214
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 1,242
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $43,589
Average Household Income $61,757
Per Capita Income $26,800


Total Housing Units 800 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $77,477
Average Home Value $99,602


Total Households 689
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 427
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 -0.44% -0.26%
Households -0.41% -0.2%
Families -0.47% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 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 # 196 81st
Population Density # 181 82nd
Diversity Index # 159 85th
Median Household Income # 917 9th
Per Capita Income # 681 33rd

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