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Sutherland, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sutherland had a population of 685 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2396011) 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, 2018)


Total Population 685
Population in Households 653
Population in Familes 489
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 786
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $45,183
Average Household Income $67,215
Per Capita Income $30,715


Total Housing Units 374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $48,577
Average Home Value $70,293


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.66% 0.49%
Households 0.69% 0.51%
Families 0.61% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Sutherland, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sutherland 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 # 392 61st
Population Density # 433 57th
Diversity Index # 830 18th
Median Household Income # 877 13th
Per Capita Income # 349 66th

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