Delphos, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Delphos, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Delphos had a population of 28 as of July 1, 2017. Delphos ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Delphos is located at latitude 40.6632 and longitude -94.3396 in Ringgold County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delphos (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ringgold County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,135 feet.

The City of Delphos (GNIS ID: 2394509) 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 Delphos is located within Township of Rice, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ringgold County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Delphos 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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Delphos, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 16
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 27
Population in Familes 23
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 126
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $55,908
Average Household Income $64,740
Per Capita Income $23,493


Total Housing Units 16 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $147,222


Total Households 12
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 9
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 1.58% 0.7%
Households 1.21% 1.61%
Families 3.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

Delphos, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delphos 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 # 998 1st
Population Density # 938 7th
Diversity Index # 173 83rd
Median Household Income # 404 60th
Per Capita Income # 863 15th

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