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Princeton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Princeton had a population of 1,011 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Princeton is located at latitude 41.6748 and longitude -90.3404 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Princeton encompass a land area of 2.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of Princeton (GNIS ID: 2396280) 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 Princeton is located within Township of Princeton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

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Princeton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,011
Population in Households 1,011
Population in Familes 818
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 393
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $68,943
Average Household Income $90,855
Per Capita Income $36,589


Total Housing Units 452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $177,778
Average Home Value $230,388


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 286
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.61% 1.22%
Households 1.52% 1.14%
Families 1.55% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Princeton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton 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 # 287 72nd
Population Density # 712 30th
Diversity Index # 276 73rd
Median Household Income # 137 87th
Per Capita Income # 90 91st

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