Sibley, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Sibley, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sibley had a population of 2,630 as of July 1, 2018. Sibley 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 Sibley is located at latitude 43.4013 and longitude -95.7438 in Osceola County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sibley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Osceola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,516 feet.

The City of Sibley (GNIS ID: 2395880) 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 Sibley is located within Township of West Holman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Osceola County.

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


Total Population 2,630
Population in Households 2,538
Population in Familes 2,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density2 1,563
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $47,936
Average Household Income $60,626
Per Capita Income $25,530


Total Housing Units 1,254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 812 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $88,009
Average Home Value $110,670


Total Households 1,091
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 680
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 -0.75% -0.71%
Households -0.67% -0.71%
Families -0.76% -0.81%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

Sibley, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sibley 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 # 132 87th
Population Density # 80 92nd
Diversity Index # 55 95th
Median Household Income # 795 21st
Per Capita Income # 791 22nd

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