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The City of Malcom had a population of 299 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Malcom is located at latitude 41.7083 and longitude -92.5591 in Poweshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Malcom encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Poweshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Malcom 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 Malcom is located within Township of Malcom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Poweshiek County.

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


Total Population 299 (100%)
Population in Households 288 (96.3%)
Population in Families 245 (81.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 11 ( 3.7%)
Population Density 489
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $68,085
Average Household Income $96,529
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $39,344
Wealth Index5 119


Total HU (Housing Units) 154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $166,346
Average Home Value $176,577
Housing Affordability Index3 245


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.36% 0.46%
Households 0.52% 0.57%
Families 1.7% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%

Malcom, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malcom 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 # 597 41st
Population Density # 655 35th
Median Household Income # 289 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 612 61st
Per Capita Income # 124 88th
Diversity Index # 696 31st

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