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The City of Delphos (historical) had a population of 24 as of July 1, 2021. 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 40.6636 and longitude -94.3394 in Ringgold County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delphos (historical) 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 (historical) 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 "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Delphos: Borneo.

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


Total Population 24 (100%)
Population in Households 22 (91.7%)
Population in Families 19 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 8.3%)
Population Density 108
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $75,658
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $26,088
Wealth Index5 71


Total HU (Housing Units) 14 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $150,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 11
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 7
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 -0.36% -0.85%
Households 0.0% -1.89%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   5.98%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Delphos, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delphos 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 # 1001 1st
Population Density # 954 5th
Median Household Income # 873 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 187 19th
Per Capita Income # 852 16th
Diversity Index # 170 83rd

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