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Plover, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Plover had a population of 73 as of July 1, 2017. Plover ranks in the lower 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 Plover is located at latitude 42.8767 and longitude -94.6222 in Pocahontas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plover (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pocahontas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The City of Plover (GNIS ID: 2396239) 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 Plover is located within Township of Powhatan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pocahontas County.

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


Total Population 73
Daytime Population: Workers 33
Daytime Population: Residents 31
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 64
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 73
Population in Familes 60
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 134
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $58,248
Average Household Income $71,384
Per Capita Income $32,691


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $141,667


Total Households 33
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 22
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 -0.73% -0.55%
Households -0.41% -0.61%
Families 1.32% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Plover, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plover 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 # 915 9th
Population Density # 932 8th
Diversity Index # 450 56th
Median Household Income # 309 70th
Per Capita Income # 157 85th

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