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The Sun Valley Lake CDP(1) had a population of 162 as of July 1, 2021. Sun Valley Lake 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 is located at latitude 40.85 and longitude -94.0683 in Ringgold County. The formal boundaries for the Sun Valley Lake Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Sun Valley Lake, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 162 (100%)
Population in Households 162 (100.0%)
Population in Families 136 (84.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 67
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $61,538
Average Household Income $97,835
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $40,639
Wealth Index5 136


Total HU (Housing Units) 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (20.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 4.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 (74.9%)
Median Home Value $334,783
Average Home Value $328,409
Housing Affordability Index3 116


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 57
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 0.06% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.89% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
Owner Occupied HU   0.31%

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

The table below compares Sun Valley Lake 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 # 756 25th
Population Density # 980 3rd
Median Household Income # 445 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 216 21st
Per Capita Income # 97 90th
Diversity Index # 913 10th

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