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Rolfe, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rolfe had a population of 557 as of July 1, 2017. Rolfe ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Rolfe is located at latitude 42.8132 and longitude -94.5319 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.

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


Total Population 557
Daytime Population: Workers 130
Daytime Population: Residents 315
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 445
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 544
Population in Familes 439
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 531
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $42,491
Average Household Income $54,605
Per Capita Income $22,360


Total Housing Units 296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $47,449
Average Home Value $89,919


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 162
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 -0.65% -0.65%
Households -0.57% -0.6%
Families 0.26% -0.63%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 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 # 438 56th
Population Density # 622 38th
Diversity Index # 249 75th
Median Household Income # 904 11th
Per Capita Income # 937 7th

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