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The City of Ireton had a population of 586 as of July 1, 2021. Ireton ranks in 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 Ireton is located at latitude 42.9747 and longitude -96.3184 in Sioux County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ireton encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sioux County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,421 feet.

The City of Ireton 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 Ireton is located within Township of Reading, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sioux County.

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


Total Population 586 (100%)
Population in Households 586 (100.0%)
Population in Families 523 (89.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 575
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $79,056
Average Household Income $85,350
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $31,470
Wealth Index5 75


Total HU (Housing Units) 260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $144,231
Average Home Value $174,510
Housing Affordability Index3 321


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 184
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 -0.34% -0.07%
Households -0.22% 0.0%
Families 0.5% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
Owner Occupied HU   0.2%

Ireton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ireton 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 # 423 58th
Population Density # 584 42nd
Median Household Income # 120 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 880 87th
Per Capita Income # 465 54th
Diversity Index # 111 89th

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