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The City of Collins had a population of 520 as of July 1, 2017. Collins ranks in the lower 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 Collins is located at latitude 41.9024 and longitude -93.3081 in Story County. The formal boundaries for the City of Collins (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The City of Collins (GNIS ID: 2393597) 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 Collins is located within Township of Collins, a minor civil division (MCD) of Story County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Collins population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Collins, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 520
Daytime Population: Workers 79
Daytime Population: Residents 235
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 314
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 520
Population in Familes 442
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,063
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $66,810
Average Household Income $75,747
Per Capita Income $30,088


Total Housing Units 231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $196,875
Average Home Value $219,412


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.68% 0.79%
Households 0.76% 0.76%
Families 1.58% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Collins, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Collins to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 452 55th
Population Density # 267 74th
Diversity Index # 887 12th
Median Household Income # 128 87th
Per Capita Income # 294 71st

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