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Rolfe, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rolfe had a population of 538 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Rolfe is located at latitude 42.8128 and longitude -94.5269 in Pocahontas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rolfe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pocahontas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

The City of Rolfe (GNIS ID: 468637) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Rolfe is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Pocahontas County.

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


Total Population 538
Population in Households 527
Population in Familes 421
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 513
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $43,056
Average Household Income $54,740
Per Capita Income $22,451


Total Housing Units 296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $49,432
Average Home Value $89,511


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 158
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 -0.99% -0.91%
Households -0.86% -0.97%
Families -0.08% -1.17%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Rolfe, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rolfe 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 # 443 56th
Population Density # 637 37th
Diversity Index # 333 67th
Median Household Income # 927 8th
Per Capita Income # 963 5th

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