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Shenandoah, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Shenandoah had a population of 5,075 as of July 1, 2018. Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah is located at latitude 40.7656 and longitude -95.3722 in Page County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shenandoah encompass a land area of 3.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Page County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 981 feet.

The City of Shenandoah (GNIS ID: 2395872) 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 Shenandoah is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Page County.

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Shenandoah, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,075
Population in Households 4,965
Population in Familes 3,736
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density2 1,355
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $43,118
Average Household Income $58,395
Per Capita Income $26,344


Total Housing Units 2,612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,499 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 776 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $79,590
Average Home Value $102,268


Total Households 2,275
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,337
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 -0.18% -0.33%
Households -0.18% -0.34%
Families -0.26% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   0.95%

Shenandoah, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shenandoah 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 # 82 92nd
Population Density # 138 86th
Diversity Index # 201 80th
Median Household Income # 926 8th
Per Capita Income # 727 28th

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