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The Holiday Lake CDP(1) had a population of 430 as of July 1, 2021. Holiday Lake ranks in the lower 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 Holiday Lake is located at latitude 41.821 and longitude -92.4432 in Poweshiek County. The formal boundaries for the Holiday Lake Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Poweshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The Holiday Lake Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Holiday Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Poweshiek County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Holiday Lake, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 430 (100%)
Population in Households 430 (100.0%)
Population in Families 342 (79.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 278
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $61,085
Average Household Income $82,724
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $36,749
Wealth Index5 95


Total HU (Housing Units) 591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (28.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 ( 4.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 395 (66.8%)
Median Home Value $188,971
Average Home Value $228,801
Housing Affordability Index3 188


Total Households 196
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.06% 0.05%
Households 0.05% 0.1%
Families 0.14% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
Owner Occupied HU   0.23%

Holiday Lake, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holiday Lake to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 504 50th
Population Density # 802 21st
Median Household Income # 460 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 352 35th
Per Capita Income # 198 80th
Diversity Index # 904 10th

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