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The City of Sutherland had a population of 693 as of July 1, 2021. Sutherland ranks in the lower 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 Sutherland is located at latitude 42.9741 and longitude -95.4975 in O'Brien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sutherland encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. O'Brien County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,427 feet.

The City of Sutherland 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 Sutherland is located within Township of Waterman, a minor civil division (MCD) of O'Brien County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sutherland: Southerland.

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


Total Population 693 (100%)
Population in Households 660 (95.2%)
Population in Families 497 (71.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 33 ( 4.8%)
Population Density 796
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $50,146
Average Household Income $61,800
% of Income for Mortgage4 5%
Per Capita Income $27,958
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $62,912
Average Home Value $88,878
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 187
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 0.58% 0.09%
Households 0.67% 0.19%
Families 0.54% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
Owner Occupied HU   0.32%

Sutherland, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sutherland 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 # 386 62nd
Population Density # 418 59th
Median Household Income # 862 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 979 97th
Per Capita Income # 731 28th
Diversity Index # 841 16th

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