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Sibley, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sibley had a population of 2,689 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Sibley, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,689
Daytime Population: Workers 1,389
Daytime Population: Residents 1,200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,589
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 2,579
Population in Familes 2,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density2 1,598
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $48,947
Average Household Income $57,818
Per Capita Income $24,356


Total Housing Units 1,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 816 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 295 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $85,673
Average Home Value $111,121


Total Households 1,111
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 695
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.55% -0.54%
Households -0.51% -0.53%
Families -0.56% -0.64%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2017 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 # 129 87th
Population Density # 75 93rd
Diversity Index # 60 94th
Median Household Income # 718 29th
Per Capita Income # 798 21st

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