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Remsen, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Remsen had a population of 1,709 as of July 1, 2018. Remsen 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 Remsen is located at latitude 42.8147 and longitude -95.9734 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Remsen encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,332 feet.

The City of Remsen (GNIS ID: 2396348) 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 Remsen is located within Township of Remsen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

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


Total Population 1,709
Population in Households 1,670
Population in Familes 1,401
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 1,313
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $58,109
Average Household Income $73,131
Per Capita Income $28,892


Total Housing Units 731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 548 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $125,352
Average Home Value $134,626


Total Households 670
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 461
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 0.33% 0.51%
Households 0.46% 0.53%
Families 0.68% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

Remsen, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Remsen 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 # 187 82nd
Population Density # 158 84th
Diversity Index # 413 58th
Median Household Income # 389 62nd
Per Capita Income # 488 52nd

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