Windsor Heights, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Windsor Heights had a population of 5,251 as of July 1, 2018. Windsor Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Windsor Heights is located at latitude 41.6042 and longitude -93.7128 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Windsor Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Windsor Heights (GNIS ID: 2397343) 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 Windsor Heights is located within Township of Walnut, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Windsor Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 5,251
Population in Households 5,247
Population in Familes 3,825
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 3,715
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $73,095
Average Household Income $91,430
Per Capita Income $40,620


Total Housing Units 2,454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,668 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 655 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $178,520
Average Home Value $184,562


Total Households 2,323
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,344
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.94% 1.02%
Households 0.85% 0.93%
Families 0.53% 0.81%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.24%

Windsor Heights, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Windsor Heights 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 # 77 92nd
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 83 92nd
Median Household Income # 102 90th
Per Capita Income # 40 96th

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