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Malcom, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Malcom had a population of 310 as of July 1, 2019.

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 (GNIS ID: 2395821) 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Malcom, IA Housing Affordability Index is 208
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Malcom, IA Wealth Index is 92
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 310 (100%)
Population in Households 298 (96.1%)
Population in Families 254 (81.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 3.9%)
Population Density 507
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,380
Average Household Income $85,056
Per Capita Income $33,711
Wealth Index4 92

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $160,000
Housing Affordability Index3 208
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.84% 0.64%
Households 0.79% 0.56%
Families 2.18% 0.57%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2019 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 # 591 41st
Population Density # 643 36th
Diversity Index # 579 43rd
Median Household Income # 336 67th
Per Capita Income # 253 75th

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