Nevada, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Nevada, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Nevada had a population of 7,199 as of July 1, 2018. Nevada ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Nevada is located at latitude 42.0228 and longitude -93.4524 in Story County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nevada (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The City of Nevada (GNIS ID: 2395178) 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 Nevada is located within Township of Nevada, a minor civil division (MCD) of Story County.

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


Total Population 7,199
Population in Households 6,894
Population in Familes 5,528
Population in Group Qrtrs 305
Population Density2 1,355
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $57,058
Average Household Income $76,324
Per Capita Income $30,976


Total Housing Units 3,137 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,096 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 789 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $138,407
Average Home Value $201,025


Total Households 2,885
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,897
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 0.7% 0.64%
Households 0.53% 0.67%
Families 0.56% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Nevada, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nevada 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 # 58 94th
Population Density # 137 87th
Diversity Index # 169 84th
Median Household Income # 443 56th
Per Capita Income # 333 67th

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