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The City of Windsor Heights had a population of 5,165 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Windsor Heights, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,165
Daytime Population: Workers 2,699
Daytime Population: Residents 2,577
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 5,161
Population in Familes 3,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 3,655
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $67,429
Average Household Income $87,334
Per Capita Income $38,847


Total Housing Units 2,393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,661 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 626 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $178,671
Average Home Value $183,895


Total Households 2,288
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,327
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 0.84% 0.94%
Households 0.75% 0.91%
Families 0.42% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

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, 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 # 78 92nd
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 89 91st
Median Household Income # 123 88th
Per Capita Income # 31 97th

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