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Graettinger, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Graettinger had a population of 911 as of July 1, 2017. Graettinger ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Graettinger is located at latitude 43.2371 and longitude -94.7504 in Palo Alto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Graettinger (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Palo Alto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,247 feet.

The City of Graettinger (GNIS ID: 2394941) 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 Graettinger is located within Township of Walnut, a minor civil division (MCD) of Palo Alto County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Graettinger 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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Graettinger, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 911
Daytime Population: Workers 464
Daytime Population: Residents 421
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 885
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 911
Population in Familes 692
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,184
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $42,113
Average Household Income $53,206
Per Capita Income $24,248


Total Housing Units 451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 299 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $69,075
Average Home Value $71,500


Total Households 416
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 244
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 1.06% 0.33%
Households 1.18% 0.38%
Families 1.0% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Graettinger, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Graettinger 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 # 315 69th
Population Density # 204 80th
Diversity Index # 556 45th
Median Household Income # 916 9th
Per Capita Income # 812 20th

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