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Collins, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Collins had a population of 538 as of July 1, 2018. Collins ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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.

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


Total Population 538
Population in Households 538
Population in Familes 454
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,100
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $70,170
Average Household Income $77,741
Per Capita Income $31,157


Total Housing Units 240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $210,000
Average Home Value $228,792


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 153
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 1.01% 1.06%
Households 1.01% 1.1%
Families 1.71% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 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 # 444 56th
Population Density # 244 76th
Diversity Index # 835 17th
Median Household Income # 127 88th
Per Capita Income # 320 68th

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