Colo, IA Profile: Facts & Data

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Colo, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Colo had a population of 960 as of July 1, 2018. Colo 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 Colo is located at latitude 42.0145 and longitude -93.3186 in Story County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colo (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Colo (GNIS ID: 2393600) 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 Colo is located within Township of New Albany, a minor civil division (MCD) of Story County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 960
Population in Households 960
Population in Familes 797
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 904
Diversity Index3 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,666
Average Household Income $65,880
Per Capita Income $26,079

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 298 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $126,003
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 382
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 273
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.12% 1.2%
Households 1.14% 1.23%
Families 0.97% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Colo, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colo 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 # 296 71st
Population Density # 362 64th
Diversity Index # 829 18th
Median Household Income # 501 50th
Per Capita Income # 743 26th

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