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Harris, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Harris had a population of 164 as of July 1, 2018. Harris ranks in the lower 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 Harris is located at latitude 43.4435 and longitude -95.4371 in Osceola County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harris (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Osceola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

The City of Harris (GNIS ID: 2394303) 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 Harris is located within Township of Fairview, a minor civil division (MCD) of Osceola County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harris 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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Harris, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 164
Population in Households 164
Population in Familes 137
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 207
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $56,739
Average Household Income $79,196
Per Capita Income $32,090


Total Housing Units 91 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $105,882
Average Home Value $124,107


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 52
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 -0.43% -0.49%
Households -0.33% -0.55%
Families 1.77% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Harris, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harris 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 # 757 25th
Population Density # 868 14th
Diversity Index # 940 7th
Median Household Income # 459 55th
Per Capita Income # 274 73rd

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