Sun Valley Lake CDP, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sun Valley Lake CDP, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Sun Valley Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 162 as of July 1, 2018. Sun Valley Lake CDP 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 Sun Valley Lake CDP is located at latitude 40.8491 and longitude -94.0681 in Ringgold County. The formal boundaries for the Sun Valley Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles.

The Sun Valley Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585488) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sun Valley Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ringgold County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sun Valley Lake CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Sun Valley Lake CDP, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 162
Population in Households 162
Population in Familes 136
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 67
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $59,190
Average Household Income $77,508
Per Capita Income $33,434


Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (20.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (74.7%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $222,266


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.08% 0.12%
Households 0.0% 0.25%
Families -1.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Sun Valley Lake CDP, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun Valley Lake CDP to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 760 25th
Population Density # 981 3rd
Diversity Index # 971 4th
Median Household Income # 351 65th
Per Capita Income # 220 78th

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